Paul, Many thanks for your very detailed reply. Appreciate. You have mentioned a document but haven't given the details.
Also, do you know the netbackup supported versions with Solaris 10 ? Rgds Roshan ----- Original Message ----- From: Paul Kraus <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> Date: Monday, October 16, 2006 6:25 pm Subject: Re: [zones-discuss] Zones and netbackup To: email@example.com > On 10/16/06, Roshan Perera <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote: > > > Is there anywhere I can find documentation/recommendation of > > backing up Solaris 10 with global zones and non global zones please. > > I have seen the following written up, but I don't recall > whether it was Sun documentation or Veritas (Symantec). > > > > > Basically, what is the recommended method of backing up Solaris 10 > > servers using netbackup. Do I just backup global zones and > ignore none > > global zones ? > > Yes, if all of the data in the non-global zones are > visible in > the global zone. > > > However, I can see this going to be a problem where any devices that > > is not mounted on global zones but mounted on non-global zones. > > The other case where you need NBU in the non-global zone (and > the reason we have it installed and running there) is database agents. > We use Oracle with RMAN and the NBU Oracle Agent to backup our > databases. Since Oracle is not installed in the global zone, we must > run the databse backup in the non-global zone. > > There is a special procedure for installing the NBU client in > both the global and non-global zone on a system. The NBU client is > hard coded to look for it's config file at > /usr/openv/netbackup/bp.conf ... one of the recommended ways to > accomplish this (and what we are doing) is to create in the global > zone a symbolic link at /usr/openv poitning to /opt/openv (or some > other non-pkg-inherited directory/filesystem). Then install the NBU > client like usual in the global zone and all non-global zones where > needed. The _only_ backups we run in the non-global zone are the > Oracle Agent RMAN backups. We still backup the non-database files via > the backup of the global zone. We add the filesystems/directories that > contain just Oracle _data_ (backed up via RMAN) to the exclude > list in > the global zone (/usr/openv/netbackup/exclude_list which is really > located at /opt/openv/netbackup/exclude_list). > > We have been using this procedure for about six months now and > have had no issues (related to zones) either backing up or restoring > either files or database data. > > > Other > > option is to back both global and non global zones and then exclude > > /export/zones (used for zones). I think this is the best > method.. But would > > like some expert advice. > > I do not recall if the NBU exclude list is recursive, in other > words, if adding /export/zones will exclude _all_ filesystems mounted > below that. If not, then you would have to add each filesystem to teh > exclude list explicitly. I do recall that this approach was also > mentioned in the document I found, but I don't recall a definitive > "Best Practice" being specified. It just summarized the various ways > to get valid backups of both global and non-global zones using NBU and > left it up to the system admin to determine which was best for their > systems. > > -- > Paul Kraus > _______________________________________________ > zones-discuss mailing list > firstname.lastname@example.org > _______________________________________________ zones-discuss mailing list email@example.com