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warning in GFS weekly backup

Post by Joefrum » Aug 28, 2019 11:02 pm

Hi All.
I'm getting these warnings on the weekly VM backup to GFS job.

! Tape backup was not created for 4/8/2019: there are no new restore points between 8/10/2018 and 4/8/2019
! Tape backup was not created for 18/08/2019: there are no new restore points between 11/08/2018 and 14/08/2018
! Tape backup was not created for 6/01/2019: there are no new restore points between 17/03/2018 and 6/01/2019

Should I be worried about these warnings or just ignore them ?, I'm just a little concerned that in case of major failure I've lost
the restore points.
Apart from the above on the weekly backup all other backup jobs complete successfully.

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Re: warning in GFS weekly backup

Post by Shestakov » Aug 29, 2019 9:34 am

Hi and welcome to the community!
The warning means that no backups were written on tape because job didn't find any new backups.
What is the source of the backup to tape job, backup job or backup repository?
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Re: warning in GFS weekly backup

Post by Joefrum » Aug 29, 2019 11:40 pm

Thank you Shestakov for the response.

The source's are 3 separate servers backing up 3 seperate databases (application server, datacentre etc)

My aim is to clear these warnings and stop them coming up in the reports

I've researched a bit and a possible answer is to simply disable the job and then enable it, this is supposed to clear the old warning messages, is this the correct procedure to follow ?
From the logs it looks like these same warnings have been appearing the past year.

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Re: warning in GFS weekly backup

Post by Shestakov » Aug 30, 2019 10:34 am

How often do the source jobs run?
Looks like the tape job runs more frequently and sometimes doesn't find anything to write on tapes.
If so, not sure how disabling/enabling job may help here.
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Re: warning in GFS weekly backup

Post by Joefrum » Sep 01, 2019 10:35 pm

This task runs on a weekly basis (on Sunday, no users in the system)
Veeam Backup & Replication 9.5.4.2753
recent logs.

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XXX Datacenter 01	Warning	12:00:16 AM	1:03:14 AM (+1)	5.4 TB	5.4 TB	5.4 TB	25:02:57 	Synthetic full
Tape backup was not created for 4/08/2019: there are no new restore points between 8/07/2019 and 4/08/2019
Restore point for 25/06/2018 2:01:05 AM has already been written to tape, no weekly restore point found for 25/08/2019
Tape backup was not created for 6/01/2019: there are no new restore points between 9/06/2018 and 6/01/2019

XXX Application Servers	Warning	12:00:16 AM	9:32:34 PM	2.1 TB	2.1 TB	2.1 TB	21:32:18 	Synthetic full
Tape backup was not created for 4/08/2019: there are no new restore points between 8/10/2018 and 4/08/2019
Tape backup was not created for 25/08/2019: there are no new restore points between 15/09/2018 and 19/09/2018
Tape backup was not created for 6/01/2019: there are no new restore points between 17/03/2018 and 6/01/2019

XXXappXXX	Warning	12:00:16 AM	2:35:02 PM	29.0 GB	519.2 GB	519.2 GB	14:34:46 	Synthetic full
Tape backup was not created for 4/08/2019: there are no new restore points between 8/04/2019 and 4/08/2019
Tape backup was not created for 25/08/2019: there are no new restore points between 9/03/2019 and 14/03/2019
How do I remove these old warning messages from the logs ?

JoeFrum.

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Re: warning in GFS weekly backup

Post by lyapkost » Sep 03, 2019 5:39 pm

Hi. Disable and enable the tape job should clear these warnings however keep in mind that it will make the tape job to 'forget' about all the previous old GFS dates and backups made before enabling the job so please make sure all needed old backups are archeived to tapes. Such operation won't affect newly created backups and GFS dates.

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Re: warning in GFS weekly backup

Post by Joefrum » Sep 08, 2019 11:26 pm 1 person likes this post

Thanks, that worked and no more warning messages about old non existent backups points.
Weekly backup went through without any problems.
End of story, thank you all for your valuable input.
JoeFrum. (Oz).

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