AuxCopy Script

Last post 09-22-2015, 6:05 PM by Ali. 6 replies.
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  • AuxCopy Script
    Posted: 04-22-2015, 9:39 PM

    I’m looking for an aux copy expert. I’m assuming that qoperation auxcopy is the command I would need.

    I want to write a script that will kick off an aux copy after the data protection backup runs. The script would run as a post process. The requirements of the script are as follows.

    Monday through Thursday run with a time limit of 0800 local media server time and then suspend.

    At a specified time of day at the media server time zone resume the suspended aux copy job.


    Friday, Saturday, and Sunday run until Monday at 08:00 local media server time and suspend.

    At a specified time of day at the media server time zone resume the suspended aux copy job.
  • Re: AuxCopy Script
    Posted: 04-26-2015, 7:07 AM
    • IKP is not online. Last active: 23 Sep 2016, 8:14 AM IKP
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    Have you considered specifying Operational Windows for the Aux Copy?







  • Re: AuxCopy Script
    Posted: 04-27-2015, 8:30 AM

    One of our on-site engineers is experimenting with the Operational Window now. Question regarging that. Does the Operational Window take into account the time zone of the local Media Server?Thanks for that link. So getting back to the script...
  • Re: AuxCopy Script
    Posted: 04-28-2015, 12:18 PM
    • Aplynx is not online. Last active: 01-23-2020, 9:16 AM Liam
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    Would automatic copy work in conjunction with the operation window? 

    "You can create the automatic schedule if you want to perform the auxiliary copy operation at specific frequency (For example: after every 2 hours). This ensures that you will have regular additional copies of data."


    You can have the aux check for data to be copied at regular intervals and if available it will launch. Then the op window holds the job off until the needed time. 


  • Re: AuxCopy Script
    Posted: 04-28-2015, 1:48 PM

    I don't know what you mean about automatic copy. My goal is to get Aux Copy to run directly after a Data Protection Backup as a dependency and end at a specific time at the media server’s time zone. Creating schedules to run a periodic aux copy doesn't seem to fit our scenario because if there’s no Data Protection Backup run first the aux copy is just a waste of time.
  • Re: AuxCopy Script
    Posted: 09-18-2015, 3:25 PM
    • isle is not online. Last active: 11-20-2019, 3:07 PM isle
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    Start auxcopy: E:\commandline>qoperation auxcopy -sp policy1 -spc copy2


    log the job id and suspend it a qoperation job management

    qoperation jobcontrol -o suspend -j(AUXCOPYJOBID)

  • Re: AuxCopy Script
    Posted: 09-22-2015, 6:05 PM
    • Ali is not online. Last active: 07-03-2019, 12:32 PM Ali
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    Suggest to try out Workflows too, allows for more flexibility in case the requirements change and become more intricate.

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