08-18-2016 07:46 AM
We installed at our APC UPS a Network Management Card, so we can shut down servers automatically in case of power loss.
Now I wish to shut down our tape library HP MSL4048 a little bit earlier than the backupserver.
Now I will do a skript to run, which stops the Jobs from Backup Exec - is it done with stopping just the service BackupExecJobEngine?
You are welcome with other ideas!
Thanks a lot - Kind regards, Amy Lee
08-18-2016 12:14 PM
08-19-2016 12:02 AM - edited 08-19-2016 04:45 AM
If the service are stopped then depending on the state of each job at the time it will either cancel it or fail it.
However Job engine won't always stop in a timely manner if backup jobs are active at the time AND if this happens a job cancel would probably NOT stop in a timely manner either.
As such I wouldn't bother trying to cancel the jobs just try to stop the services and have a second option if the services won't stop.
One thing to bear in mind is that (as an example) snapshots against things like VMware may be left behind when a Backup Server either fails or has services interupted mid job - so you may have some housekeeping to do once you clear your power issues - so whoever manages the backups shoud check every resource that might have been subject to an active backup at the time.
08-19-2016 04:44 AM
Here are two commands i use. I never had succes with cancelig a job via console. you could try tho.
# see active running jobs: Get-BEJob -Status Active
# Cancel all of the active backup jobs:
Get-BEJob -Status "Active" | Stop-BEJob | ft –auto