Changes to LIFECYCLE_PARAMETERS file in NetBackup 7.5

Solution

The NetBackup LIFECYCLE_PARAMETERS file  contains parameters that tune the way SLP works.  This file is found in the following location : 

WINDOWS:   <install-path>:\VERITAS\NetBackup\db\config

UNIX :   /usr/openv/netbackup/db/config/

In prior versions to NetBackup 7.5,  this file had entries similar to the ones shown below

 

DUPLICATION_SESSION_INTERVAL_MINUTES 15
MAX_MINUTES_TIL_FORCE_SMALL_DUPLICATION_JOB 30
MIN_GB_SIZE_PER_DUPLICATION_JOB 8

On each line you have the parameter followed by a space and then the value. 

With NetBackup 7.5,  the entries will change to the following layout :

DUPLICATION_SESSION_INTERVAL_MINUTES = 15
MAX_MINUTES_TIL_FORCE_SMALL_DUPLICATION_JOB = 30
MIN_GB_SIZE_PER_DUPLICATION_JOB = 8

An equal sign needs to be added to each line for SLP to take up the value from the configuration file. 

Will I need to change the LIFECYCLE_PARAMETERS  file,  if I am at a lower version of NetBackup and want to upgrade ?

The answer is no,  during the upgrade process to Netbackup 7.5,  if you already have a LIFECYCLE_PARAMETERS file,  then this will be changed to include the '=' sign  between the parameter and the value as above.   So the change is automatic.

 

 

 

Applies To

NetBackup 7.5  running Storage Lifecycle Policy  (SLP) 

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