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norbertg
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9 years ago

Possible to put a delay between server backup's?

Due to internal requirements regarding backup's one of our servers needs to be backed up several hours before the current backup schedule. I am wondering if it's possible to put a delay (about 3 hours) between backing up servers on the same job?

Scanario:

Current: Job 1 backs up server 1, server 2, server 3, server 4. Starts at 11:30pm

Job 2 backs up Server a, server b. Starts at 11:40pm

 

Job 2 is fine the way it is and doesn't clash with reboots (Automatic updates Tue-Wed at 10pm) etc. Server 1 is a 'special' server with 'special' requirements where everything has to work around it's schedule.

 

They would like to start Server 1 backing up at 7pm, the issue with this is that during Tue or Wed at 10pm server 2, 3 or 4 will be rebooted during the backup window for patching.

 

I would prefer not to create 2 seperate jobs, is it possible to put a delay or perfarably a start time for Server 2 to kick off at 11:40pm on the same tape without a new job?

  • No.  This is not possible.  You would need to create 2 jobs and put in the desired start time for each job.

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  • No.  This is not possible.  You would need to create 2 jobs and put in the desired start time for each job.

  • Cheers. 

     

    I thought about it a little more and wanted to backup server 1 to server A disk in a seperate job if it wasn't possible to put a delay. That would have allowed server 1 to be backed up as part of job 2 (server A job) without requiring an append job.

     

    Anyway they have decieded to go the append route.

     

  • You should not be backing up a backup set.  This is equivalent to copying a backup set.  See this document

    https://www.veritas.com/support/en_US/article.TECH176061

    So what you are trying to do is wrong.