I would like skip the locked files from backup of Windows clients, On UNIX we have this option that can be added in bp.conf file of a client, but how can i use same for windows client.
backup of one of my windows client (Netbackup version is 6.5.6.) is failing. After preliminary investigations i found the job is writing the data for some time and after reaching particular file it wont write any data and waits at particular file and later fails
You can't - this option is not valid for Windows clients. On Windows you must use VSS to backup open files.
That said - I don't think it a locked files that causes the backup to hang. It may be a directory with many millions of files. Use the procedure described in the T/N to verify:
Too late - Marianne work in the evening also :D
Thanks Marianne and Nicolai for the replies
With the help of exclude list I’m able to exclude particular files from particular directory. but it is not helping me always........
I used the exclude list as below
but my backups still failed sometimes,
I’m also looking for equivalent action of LOCKED_FILE_ACTION, may be some entries in windows registry or something.....
We are using VSS and i was monitoring this job that fails frequently and it is waiting reaches one particular file and then waits for long time trying to access this file and later it fails. After adding that file to exclude list backups are successful.
Thank you in advance,
Please upgrade to NBU 7.x ASAP. NBU 6.x will reach EOSL in less than 2 weeks.
Verify that WOFB is configured to use VSS and ensure that all Microsoft VSS hotfixes are up to date.
Keep *.lock in Exclude List.
Ensure bpfis and bpbkar log folders exist to troubleshoot WOFB and exclude list (if being ignored).
If you need us to look at log files, blease copy files to reflect process name (e.g. bpbkar.txt) and post as File attachments.