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LIMRA
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10 years ago

Lotus Domino Transaction Logs backup not recycling

Dear Experts

The servers are setup with Transaction logs to be 'Archived' and servers are also having successful backup (although some .nsf files are not getting backed up due to file corruptions).
 

The question I have is , if the backup is happening successfully (we assume that the .TXN files are getting backed up) then why are the transaction log files (.TXN) not being marked for reuse which should happen after a successful backup.

Since the files are not being marked correctly the domino server is having to create new instances of .TXN and this is causing the drive to fill up. Please advise

 

Client details

 

PLATFORM = win_x64
PATCH_VERSION = 7.5.0.1
SERVER_PATCH_VERSION = 7.5.0.1

 

Master server & Media Servers are 7.5.0.7

 

 

  • If Lotus Notes is like other systems, you need a successfulll backup with status 0 of the main database, for the transaction logs to be recycled/truncated.

    I would try to exclude the corrupted nsf files to see if they were the issue.

     

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  • If Lotus Notes is like other systems, you need a successfulll backup with status 0 of the main database, for the transaction logs to be recycled/truncated.

    I would try to exclude the corrupted nsf files to see if they were the issue.

     

  • Could you please post the the policy details [ bppllist <policy> -U  ]

  • Hi Guys

    These are scheduled

     

    sudo bppllist t2-core-em-lno-3m-01 -U
    ------------------------------------------------------------
     
    Policy Name:       t2-core-em-lno-3m-01
     
      Policy Type:         Lotus-Notes
      Active:              yes
      Effective date:      11/21/2013 17:20:00
      Mult. Data Streams:  no
      Client Encrypt:      no
      Checkpoint:          no
      Policy Priority:     50
      Max Jobs/Policy:     Unlimited
      Disaster Recovery:   0
      Collect BMR info:    no
      Residence:           TT_PP_INT
      Volume Pool:         NetBackup
      Server Group:        *ANY*
      Keyword:             (none specified)
      Data Classification:       -
      Residence is Storage Lifecycle Policy:    no
      Application Discovery:      no
      Discovery Lifetime:      0 seconds
    ASC Application and attributes: (none defined)
     
      Granular Restore Info:  no
      Ignore Client Direct:  no
    Enable Metadata Indexing:  no
    Index server name:  NULL
      Use Accelerator:  no
      HW/OS/Client:  Windows-x64   Windows2008   dominohost1
                     Windows-x64   Windows2008   dominohost2
                     Windows-x64   Windows2008   dominohost3


      Include:  BACKUP_TRANSACTION_LOGS
                NEW_STREAM
                NOTES_INI_PATH=C:\Program Files\Lotus\Domino\notes.ini
                E:\Domino\Data\
     
      Schedule:              Full
        Type:                Automatic Backup
        Frequency:           every 6 days
        Maximum MPX:         1
        Synthetic:           0
        Checksum Change Detection: 0
        PFI Recovery:        0
        Retention Level:     5 (3 months)
        Number Copies:       1
        Fail on Error:       0
        Residence:           (specific storage unit not required)
        Volume Pool:         (same as policy volume pool)
        Server Group:        (same as specified for policy)
        Residence is Storage Lifecycle Policy:         0
        Schedule indexing:     0
        Daily Windows:
              Friday     18:00:00  -->  Saturday   02:00:00
     
      Schedule:              Diff
        Type:                Differential Incremental Backup
        Frequency:           every 20 hours
        Maximum MPX:         1
        Synthetic:           0
        Checksum Change Detection: 0
        PFI Recovery:        0
        Retention Level:     3 (1 month)
        Number Copies:       1
        Fail on Error:       0
        Residence:           (specific storage unit not required)
        Volume Pool:         (same as policy volume pool)
        Server Group:        (same as specified for policy)
        Residence is Storage Lifecycle Policy:         0
        Schedule indexing:     0
        Daily Windows:
              Sunday     18:00:00  -->  Monday     02:00:00
              Monday     18:00:00  -->  Tuesday    02:00:00
              Tuesday    18:00:00  -->  Wednesday  02:00:00
              Wednesday  18:00:00  -->  Thursday   02:00:00
              Thursday   18:00:00  -->  Friday     02:00:00

     

  • Seems nobody saw your reply on 10 Oct...

    Back to Michael's reply above - can you confirm that backups exit with status 0?

    1st step to troubleshoot will be to look at bpbkar on the Notes server.

    Create bpbkar folder under ..\netbackup\logs and increase logging level to 3.
    After next backup, copy log to bpbkar.txt and upload as File attachment.