Dash Copy Scheduling & Alerts

Last post 03-11-2016, 3:51 PM by farmer. 5 replies.
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  • Dash Copy Scheduling & Alerts
    Posted: 03-11-2016, 8:29 AM

    I our enviroment we backup the servers at the local site, then dash copy the data to our remote site for our DR plan.

    The DashCopy policies have multiple servers worth of data that must we copied. Currently the dash copies are scheduled to run every x amount of hours. This typicaly works well. It catches new data quickly, however we have alerts setup to email failure events on jobs.

     

    Commvault sees that if a job is already running for the auxcopy it will alert, generating a ticket. This happens several times a day and is quite annoying. Has anyone thought of a way to ignore the job already running error or a way to automatically kick off a new dash copy job once the running one completes?

  • Re: Dash Copy Scheduling & Alerts
    Posted: 03-11-2016, 8:49 AM

    You could encorporate this option to auto kill the previos dash job and have your schedule set to start a new job after the previous auto killed.

     

    http://documentation.commvault.com/commvault/v10/article?p=features/auxiliary_copy/aux_copy_adv.htm#Scheduling_an_Auxiliary_Copy_Operations

     

    Configure Job Restartability for an Individual Job

    You can modify the retry settings for a specific job when initiating the job. This will override the setting in the Control Panel.

    1. From the CommCell Browser, expand Policies | Storage Policies.
    2. Right-click the appropriate storage policy, point to All Tasks, and then click Run Auxiliary Copy.
    1. Click Advanced.
    2. In the Advanced Auxiliary Copy Job Options dialog box, click the Job Retry tab.
    3. Select Enable Total Running Timecheck box and specify the maximum elapsed time before a job can be restarted or killed.

      Select Kill Running Jobs When Total Running Time Expires check box to kill the job after reaching the maximum elapsed time.

    4. Select Enable Number Of Retries check box and specify the number of retries.
    5. Click OK.

     

    Regards

    SG1

  • Re: Dash Copy Scheduling & Alerts
    Posted: 03-11-2016, 9:21 AM

    I dont think that would quite work. We do not manually start the aux job. It runs on a schedule to start once every 12 hours. Although sometimes is takes more then 12 hours to copy the data. (Only 200gb).

     

    Is there a way to tell comvault to not alert on a specific error code? 19:579 is the problem child.

  • Re: Dash Copy Scheduling & Alerts
    Posted: 03-11-2016, 11:07 AM

    You can start the backup from a schedule and still have it kill and restart automatically.  Below is a screen shot of my setup, I resart the DASH AUX every 4 hours, to pick up and new backups that may have finished since the last start of the AUX.

  • Re: Dash Copy Scheduling & Alerts
    Posted: 03-11-2016, 12:53 PM

    How does killing the job effect the data to be copied? If 100gb out of the 145gb is copied then killed. Will the next started job include the missing 45gb+any new data?

  • Re: Dash Copy Scheduling & Alerts
    Posted: 03-11-2016, 3:51 PM

    Correct.  Any blocks that have copied will not be copied again.  I picks right up where it left off. (other than the status bar, it starts from the beginning again) It works great!

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