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Bruno Vilardo
Regular Advisor

Backup Doubt

Hello all,


I have been noticed that in my backup log, some of the file system are not backed up 100% complete Why is that ?
i am posting it, does anybody knows what this could be?

*** VOLUME 0 ***
path : /
dev/fset : root_domain#root
type : advfs
advfs id : 0x39a67500.00047f60.1
vdump: Date of last level 0 dump: the start of the epoch
vdump: Dumping directories
vdump: Dumping 240391375 bytes, 220 directories, 3972 files
vdump: Dumping regular files
vdump: Status at Wed Mar 17 03:02:21 2004
vdump: Dumped 240391398 of 240391375 bytes; 100.0% completed
vdump: Dumped 220 of 220 directories; 100.0% completed
vdump: Dumped 3972 of 3972 files; 100.0% completed
vdump: Dump completed at Wed Mar 17 03:02:21 2004
vdump: Dumped 2173 of 2173 directories; 100.0% completed
vdump: Dumped 92704 of 92704 files; 100.0% completed
vdump: Dump completed at Wed Mar 17 03:33:38 2004

*** VOLUME 2 ***
path : /db_prod
dev/fset : poa_db#db_prod
type : advfs
advfs id : 0x400fa7e0.000bcafc.1
vdump: Date of last level 0 dump: the start of the epoch
vdump: Dumping directories
vdump: Dumping 9024045157 bytes, 11 directories, 361 files
vdump: Dumping regular files

vdump: Status at Wed Mar 17 03:41:11 2004
vdump: Dumped 1824558812 of 9024045157 bytes; 20.2% completed
vdump: Dumped 4 of 11 directories; 36.4% completed
vdump: Dumped 15 of 361 files; 4.2% completed

vdump: Status at Wed Mar 17 03:46:32 2004
vdump: Dumped 3185479388 of 9024045157 bytes; 35.3% completed
vdump: Dumped 4 of 11 directories; 36.4% completed
vdump: Dumped 25 of 361 files; 6.9% completed

vdump: Status at Wed Mar 17 03:52:14 2004
vdump: Dumped 4599120997 of 9024045157 bytes; 51.0% completed
vdump: Dumped 4 of 11 directories; 36.4% completed
vdump: Dumped 58 of 361 files; 16.1% completed

vdump: Status at Wed Mar 17 03:57:14 2004
vdump: Dumped 5912306765 of 9024045157 bytes; 65.5% completed
vdump: Dumped 5 of 11 directories; 45.5% completed
vdump: Dumped 158 of 361 files; 43.8% completed

vdump: Status at Wed Mar 17 04:02:22 2004
vdump: Dumped 7153822946 of 9024045157 bytes; 79.3% completed
vdump: Dumped 6 of 11 directories; 54.5% completed
vdump: Dumped 214 of 361 files; 59.3% completed

vdump: Status at Wed Mar 17 04:07:33 2004
vdump: Dumped 8694497381 of 9024045157 bytes; 96.3% completed
vdump: Dumped 10 of 11 directories; 90.9% completed
vdump: Dumped 357 of 361 files; 98.9% completed

vdump: Status at Wed Mar 17 04:08:44 2004
vdump: Dumped 9024045157 of 9024045157 bytes; 100.0% completed
vdump: Dumped 11 of 11 directories; 100.0% completed
vdump: Dumped 361 of 361 files; 100.0% completed
vdump: Dump completed at Wed Mar 17 04:08:44 2004

*** VOLUME 3 ***
path : /bi_prod
dev/fset : poa_bi#bi_prod
type : advfs
advfs id : 0x400fa883.00040b58.1
vdump: Date of last level 0 dump: the start of the epoch
vdump: Dumping directories
vdump: Dumping 6052850176 bytes, 8 directories, 96 files
vdump: Dumping regular files

vdump: Status at Wed Mar 17 04:14:09 2004
vdump: Dumped 1386464677 of 6052850176 bytes; 22.9% completed
vdump: Dumped 3 of 8 directories; 37.5% completed
vdump: Dumped 27 of 96 files; 28.1% completed

vdump: Status at Wed Mar 17 04:20:10 2004
vdump: Dumped 3038594469 of 6052850176 bytes; 50.2% completed
vdump: Dumped 3 of 8 directories; 37.5% completed
vdump: Dumped 62 of 96 files; 64.6% completed

vdump: Status at Wed Mar 17 04:29:29 2004
vdump: Dumped 5588527616 of 6052850176 bytes; 92.3% completed
vdump: Dumped 6 of 8 directories; 75.0% completed
vdump: Dumped 86 of 96 files; 89.6% completed

vdump: Status at Wed Mar 17 04:31:14 2004
vdump: Dumped 6052850176 of 6052850176 bytes; 100.0% completed
vdump: Dumped 8 of 8 directories; 100.0% completed
vdump: Dumped 96 of 96 files; 100.0% completed
vdump: Dump completed at Wed Mar 17 04:31:14 2004
9 REPLIES
Mobeen_1
Esteemed Contributor
Solution

Re: Backup Doubt

Bruno,
I guess you are ok. Looks like these backups are incremental type, meaning only when there are changes it is backed up.

Please read the link below

http://h30097.www3.hp.com/docs/base_doc/DOCUMENTATION/V50A_HTML/MAN/MAN8/0347____.HTM

It just implies that on some file systems some directories and files have not been changed since the last incremental and as a result of this those are omitted.

rgds
Mobeen
Mobeen_1
Esteemed Contributor

Re: Backup Doubt

Bruno,
In the link that i provided in my earlier response, concentrate on the following text

The commands perform either an incremental backup, level 9 to 1, or a full backup, level 0, depending on the desired level of backup and the level of previous backups recorded in the /etc/vdumpdates file.

Note that an incremental dump only captures the files that have changed, ignoring all others. This means that if you perform a level 0 dump and a later incremental dump, deleted files are not marked as gone(deleted). If you then do a complete restore with a level 0 saveset and incremental backups, the deleted files will be restored. You must then delete these
files individually.


Hope this answers your query

rgds
Mobeen
Bruno Vilardo
Regular Advisor

Re: Backup Doubt

Thanks a lot ..

I am going to read that and if i have any doubt i post it.

I appreciate,


Bruno
Michael Schulte zur Sur
Honored Contributor

Re: Backup Doubt

Hi Bruno,

with what you posted I could see not problem.
Everything is backed up 100%
Could you pinpoint us to the area?
Of course it may happen, that a file from the time of backup start until vdump actually puts it on tape, it is deleted.
The vdump complains and you may have lesse then 100%
Important are the lat lines before dump completed.
vdump does during a long backup state the
progress how far it has got. Do not mistake that for the end result.

greetings,

Michael
Bruno Vilardo
Regular Advisor

Re: Backup Doubt

this is my vdump command .

vdump -0uf /dev/nrmt0h

isnt it a full backup ??

Thanks again

Bruno
Mobeen_1
Esteemed Contributor

Re: Backup Doubt

Michael,
Bruno was referring to the lines like below

vdump: Status at Wed Mar 17 04:02:22 2004
vdump: Dumped 7153822946 of 9024045157 bytes; 79.3% completed
vdump: Dumped 6 of 11 directories; 54.5% completed
vdump: Dumped 214 of 361 files; 59.3% completed

where in it says 'DUMPED 214 of 361 files; 59.3% completed"....

this is because of the incremental nature and it means that of the total of 361 files only 214 have changed since the last incremental...thats the reason

rgds
Mobeen
Bruno Vilardo
Regular Advisor

Re: Backup Doubt

Well i was wooried about it because i thought the backup was not working properly.

Thanks

Bruno


Mohamed K Ahmed
Trusted Contributor

Re: Backup Doubt

Bruno,
The vdump output gives you a status message every 5 minutes, so don't worry about that, just look at the last and make sure it says 100% for files and folders

vdump -0uf /dev/nrmt0h gives you a FULL backup

Mohamed
Bruno Vilardo
Regular Advisor

Re: Backup Doubt

alright Mohamed,


thanks


regards

Bruno