Multi-Drive Library does not retry files in use

Everything about backing up to tape

Multi-Drive Library does not retry files in use

Veeam Logoby Louharle » Wed Apr 13, 2016 2:15 pm

Howdy, all - Running B&R version 9 U1 have a tape job that is backing up three repositories. The backup target is a 2 drive library with a media pool configured for parallel processing. I am backing up 3 repositories on a nightly basis. I have tried to align the tape job to kick off when the last backup to disk finishes but I am experiencing difficulty with this, unfortunately, as the timing continues to fluctuate. The problem I am encountering is that if the tape job kicks off before the backup to disk job completes it will encounter as "some backup files are locked by running jobs, retry is required" and put it in a pending state. No biggie, right? well, B&R doesn't seem to do a retry until ALL other servers/jobs in the tape job complete, then it goes back and does a retry and finishes up the backup. This leaves an empty tape drive sitting for well over 6-8 hours that could be backing this up as soon as the backup to disk finishes. As an FYI, I cannot link this job to begin when the backup to disk job completes based on the fact that I don't want to run every day that the backup to disk job runs.

Any thoughts as to how to get B&R to retry more frequently?
Louharle
Influencer
 
Posts: 20
Liked: never
Joined: Wed Jan 20, 2010 5:30 pm
Full Name: Louis Harle

Re: Multi-Drive Library does not retry files in use

Veeam Logoby Shestakov » Wed Apr 13, 2016 4:26 pm

Hello Luis,
Louharle wrote:As an FYI, I cannot link this job to begin when the backup to disk job completes based on the fact that I don't want to run every day that the backup to disk job runs.

You can use post-job activity for the source job and make it start the tape job. There is an option to run the command on the selected days only.
Thanks!
Shestakov
Veeam Software
 
Posts: 4842
Liked: 393 times
Joined: Wed May 21, 2014 11:03 am
Location: Saint Petersburg
Full Name: Nikita Shestakov

Re: Multi-Drive Library does not retry files in use

Veeam Logoby Louharle » Wed Apr 13, 2016 5:08 pm

Hello, thank you for your reply - as I had indicated, the tape job runs Monday through Friday, never on weekends while the backup to disk job runs Mon through Friday AND on Sunday; for this reason I cannot link the tape job to the B2D job.
Louharle
Influencer
 
Posts: 20
Liked: never
Joined: Wed Jan 20, 2010 5:30 pm
Full Name: Louis Harle

Re: Multi-Drive Library does not retry files in use

Veeam Logoby Shestakov » Wed Apr 13, 2016 5:38 pm

Thanks for the schedule clarification.
My suggestion is to set the command to start the tape job only for week-days once the source disk job is finished.
So the source job will trigger the tape one Mon-Fri, but to on Sunday.
Shestakov
Veeam Software
 
Posts: 4842
Liked: 393 times
Joined: Wed May 21, 2014 11:03 am
Location: Saint Petersburg
Full Name: Nikita Shestakov


Return to Tape



Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Bing [Bot], Yury.Panchenko and 8 guests