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BT_CSN
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Change Time Out

Hello everyone,

All my backups are on disk. After they are all copied on cartridge.
But sometimes a backup is still in progress at the start of the tape copy :
[64:18] Some of the devices are occupied. Session is waiting for all the devices to get free.
After 60 minutes the copy on tape stops.
[64:18] Timeout waiting for the devices to get free.
The session will terminate.
Which parameter (and in which file) can I change to increase the 60 minutes?
Thanks for your help.
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Sebastian.Koehler
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Re: Change Time Out

This would be SmWaitForDevice in the global configuration file. Restart DP services to have the new values become active. Another solution would be to use post backup instead of scheduled object copies.

 

# SmWaitForDevice=60

# default: 60 minutes
# This  timeout  is used  by the  Backup  Session  Manager.  The
# Backup  Session  Manager  first  tries  to get a lock  for all
# devices  that  will be used for  backup.  If a lock can not be
# obtained  for the desired  devices,  the BSM will wait for the
# specified time-out.  If it can not get a lock for the devices,
# the  backup  session  will fail.  If dynamic  is used then the
# Backup  Session  Manager  tries to get a lock for the  minimum
# number   of   devices    used   for   backup.   In    general,
# SmWaitForDevice  is used as a time-out for different  kinds of
# queuing (queuing for lock, license etc.).

 

Regards,

Sebastian

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BT_CSN
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Re: Change Time Out

[ Edited ]

Thanks a lot Sebastian.

I modified the file "global". I await the end backups to restart DP services.
I can not (or I do not know how?) plan a post backup because I never know which backup on disk  will finish last.

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jruffer
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Re: Change Time Out

I don't know if this helps but this is what I do.

 

I set up automated post backup copies to tape.

 

All you have to do is the specify which backups you want to be copied, what device(s) and what pool they will be written to and whether you want to change the protection of the original disk backup on completion.

 

As each backup completes Data Protector starts the copy of that backup.

 

Regards

 

Jeremy

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Sebastian.Koehler
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Re: Change Time Out

You need to configure a new copy job, since Data Protector distinguishes between scheduled and post-backup jobs. I've attached a screenshot on where to create the copy job.

 

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Sebastian

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Thank you, I will try next week.


 I summarize: I create a new job -post backup- then:
 - First tab : i select all backups
 - Second tab : nothing to do
 - Third tab : nothing to do
 - Fourth tab:  check the 2 boxes
 - Fifth tab : nothing to do
 - Sixth tab : nothing to do
 - Seventh tab: i select my tape drive
 - Eighth tab: i modify if needed

 Thus at the end of each backup disk it will be copied to tape. That although there are several backups on disks at the same time.

There are thirty backups between 09:00am to 05:30am D+1.

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Re: Change Time Out

I modified "global" file and create a job "post backup".
Now it's much better.
Thanks a lot.

Best regards
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