DOCUMENTATION: How to change and set the Network Data Management Protocol (NDMP) progress timeout value.

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DOCUMENTATION: How to change and set the Network Data Management Protocol (NDMP) progress timeout value.

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Manuals:
Symantec NetBackup 7.0 for NDMP Administrator's Guide for UNIX, Windows and Linux
Veritas NetBackup 6.5 for NDMP System Administrator's Guide UNIX, Windows, and Linux, Page: 36
Veritas NetBackup 6.0 for NDMP System Administrator's Guide UNIX, Windows, and Linux, Page: 23
Veritas NetBackup 5.1 for NDMP System Administrator's Guide for UNIX and Windows, Page: 21
Veritas NetBackup 5.0 for NDMP System Administrator's Guide for UNIX and Windows, Page: 21
Veritas NetBackup 4.5 for NDMP System Administrator's Guide for UNIX and Windows, Page: 19
Veritas NetBackup 3.4 for NDMP System Administrator's Guide, Page: 29

Modification Type: Supplement.

Modification:
Some Network Data Management Protocol (NDMP) operations (such as a non-Direct Access Recovery (DAR) restore) may take a long time. The default Veritas NetBackup (tm) behavior is an 8-hour timeout value when waiting for NDMP operations to complete. It is possible to modify this timeout value by creating the NDMP_PROGRESS_TIMEOUT file on the NetBackup media server. The file is created in the /usr/openv/netbackup/db/config/ directory on a UNIX/Linux media server, and in the <install_path>\veritas\netbackup\db\config directory on a Windows media server.
The file must only contain a single number, which is the desired timeout value, in minutes.

To create the file, open up a UNIX or WINDOWS command prompt on the media server, change to the config directory, and execute the following command:

  echo 1440 > NDMP_PROGRESS_TIMEOUT

This creates the NDMP_PROGRESS_TIMEOUT file, and specifies a timeout value of 24 hours (1440 minutes).

Starting with NetBackup patch levels 6.0MP7 and 6.5.4, a higher timeout above 1440 minutes can be used in the file.
The new maximum limit of  7 days (10080 minutes) can be used on media servers with NetBackup patch levels 6.0MP7 /  6.5.4  and higher.

After adding or modifying the file, stop and restart the NetBackup daemons on the media server.

 
 

 

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