Ensuring successful backups

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Ensuring successful backups

Schedule backups when the risk of an incomplete backup is minimized. If a client cannot be forced into an inactive state during a backup, do the following:

Table: Steps to ensuring successful backups

Step

Action

Reference

Step 1

For UNIX clients, configure NetBackup to retry file backups if a file changes during the backup attempt. More information is available on busy file properties.

See the NetBackup Administrator's Guide for UNIX and Linux, Volume I or the NetBackup Administrator's Guide for Windows, Volume I.

Step 2

For Windows clients, configure NetBackup to use a Windows Open File Backup option. More information is available on Windows Open File Backup properties.

See the NetBackup Administrator's Guide for UNIX and Linux, Volume I or the NetBackup Administrator's Guide for Windows, Volume I.

Step 3

Examine the NetBackup log files regularly to ensure that any backup errors are corrected promptly. During backup, network or server errors can occur that affect the backup.

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