When backing up a UNC path \\<host>\<share> on a NAS device from a Windows 2003 NBU
client, performing a cumulative incremental backup immediately after a full
backup still backs up all files when TIR with Move Detection is enabled.
There are several cases that do work:
1) If Move Detection is disabled but TIR is left enabled, then the incremental
skips all of the unchanged files.
2) If the backup selection is defined to be a directory within the top level of
the NAS share, i.e. \\<host>\<share>\<some directory>, then TIR with Move Detection
properly skips all unchanged files when an incremental is run.
The problem only occurs, when the top level of the NAS share path is specified.
In the bpbkar log the TIR_INFO file gets created just fine in the full backup - 1:08:36.407 PM: [5912.5232] <4> dos_backup::V_AddToTIRFile: INF - opening new TIR+ file:<C:\Program Files\Veritas\NetBackup\tir_info\\\<Host>\<Share>\NetBackup_file_info.new.Dev_Dr01ctipge_Stor02_Winarchive1_Test2.5912> The TIR_INFO file did get created - Directory of C:\Program Files\Veritas\NetBackup\tir_info\<host>\<share> 06/06/2012 01:29 PM <DIR> . 06/06/2012 01:29 PM <DIR> .. 06/06/2012 01:29 PM 6,996 NetBackup_file_info.Dev_Dr01ctipge_Stor02_Winarchive1_Test2 But then during the incremental its looking for the TIR_INFO file in the subdirectory, and not finding it - 1:27:18.900 PM: [6080.5084] <4> dos_backup::V_OpenTIRInfoFile: INF - opening existing TIR+ file:<C:\Program Files\Veritas\NetBackup\tir_info\\\<host>\<share>\bkp2ctipge_jobs\NetBackup_file_info.Dev_Dr01ctipge_Stor02_Winarchive1_Test2> 1:27:18.900 PM: [6080.5084] <4> tar_base::V_vTarMsgW: INF - tar message received from dos_backup::V_OpenTIRInfoFile 1:27:18.900 PM: [6080.5084] <2> tar_base::V_vTarMsgW: WRN - old TIR info file 'C:\Program Files\Veritas\NetBackup\tir_info\\\<host>\<share>\bkp2ctipge_jobs\NetBackup_file_info.Dev_Dr01ctipge_Stor02_Winarchive1_Test2' is missing. Backing up everything in '\\<host>\<share>\bkp2ctipge_jobs' 1:27:18.916 PM: [6080.5084] <4> dos_backup::V_AddToTIRFile: INF - opening new TIR+ file:<C:\Program Files\Veritas\NetBackup\tir_info\\\<host>\<share>\NetBackup_file_info.new.Dev_Dr01ctipge_Stor02_Winarchive1_Test2.6080>
The problem is coming with limitation of windows for input path like " \\server\share\ ".
Please contact support to request EEB for ET2873943.
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