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Client side de-dup issue

gustav
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I backup many clients all have a similar config. They use Client side de dup and backup up to a centralised puredisk pool.

Two clients are giving me the same error and I am having a lot of trouble backing them up.

They are windows 2008 clients.

The error I always get is bpbkar waited for empty buffers xxx times, delayed xxxtimes. Then the job fails with a 14 file write failed error.

I backup 328 clients all others are fine.

Master Server and client version is 7.1.0.4.

 

Can anyone help?

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Marianne
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Still memory issue on the client.

The touch files on the media server is just making the media server wait longer before giving up.

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GulzarShaikhAUS
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Please paste complete job details and bpbkar from the affected client with verbosity 5.

watsons
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These 2 clients, what are their differences with other clients? 

Less memory? Too many applications running - higher load? Note that client dedup requires the client to perform the dedup so the client needs to meet certain "standard". 

Check this out: https://www-secure.symantec.com/connect/forums/host-requirements-client-side-deduplication

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Post versions

gustav
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They are all on 7.1.04, all have same memory and build as working clients.

Marianne
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Please post job details and clients' bpbkar logs as requested earlier.

gustav
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Log file attached

 

 

Marianne
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We are still missing Job details.....

RiaanBadenhorst
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Older version were known to have issues like that if you enabled checkpoint restarts.

gustav
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Removed checkpoints - still failing - job details and bpbkar log attached.
 

Marianne
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Is there a firewall between the client and media and/or master server?

Check that ports 10082 and 10102 are open in both directions.
Also verify that Windows firewall on client is turned off.

You will also need bptm log on media server since we see in Job details that bptm process is reporting error 2060017 and  2060005.

GulzarShaikhAUS
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How does the backup go if you disable the client side dedupe?

gustav
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Those ports are closed from client - but they are closed for all clients and the other 300 don't have any issues. Will disbale client side de dup now and try another backup.

I have done this in the past and it's been painfully slow mind.

 

Disabling client side de dup led to both backups failing very quickly with a socket write failed 24 error. At least with the client side de dup enabled I did get to write some data.

GulzarShaikhAUS
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For Netbackup to be able to backup the client with client side dedupe, these ports are required. 

For testing you can open the ports for some time and try a backup with client side dedupe enable. 

Marianne
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Ports ports 10082 and 10102 must be open in both directions for Client dedupe.

If the other clients are working fine, then there is either no firewall or dedupe is done on the media server.

See NetBackup Network Ports Reference Guide 
 

gustav
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Doesn't explain how i will get a few thousands of files and kilobytes written to pool - if ports needed for backup were closed wouldn't write at all.

Marianne
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Media server dedupe does not need the ports open. 
Only client-side.

gustav
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sorry ports are open I had a typo in media server name when I was telnet - tested again and I can telnet on ports

GulzarShaikhAUS
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Can u please post the tests your ran to check if the  port is open or not?

We are expecting it to be open bidirectional between client and media server.

gustav
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I telnet from media server to client and vice versa ports are open and I can write data to pool but backup always fails with a 14 file write failed error on both clients.

Always witing for empty buffers message in job details.