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khoover
September 28th, 2006, 08:56 AM
I know that you support SLES 9 and 10, but I'm curious if amanda supports backing up NSS (Novell Storage Services) volumes. Keep in mind these are Linux servers, not Netware.

paddy
September 28th, 2006, 09:42 AM
Amanda can backup any filesystem that gnutar can work with or dump filesystem
utility is available.

I think Amanda can backup NSS on linux. It will not backup ACLs. If you have Amanda enterprise edition, you can use star to backup POSIX ACLs.

Paddy

zekkerj
October 23rd, 2006, 03:08 PM
Hi, I'm trying to use amanda to backup a NSS volum in a NOES/SLES9 server, and I ran into the following problem:

selfcheck: debug 1 pid 23465 ruid 620 euid 620: start at Mon Oct 23 19:20:43 2006
/usr/lib/amanda/selfcheck: version 2.4.4p2
selfcheck: time 0.000: checking disk /media/nss/INTERNET
selfcheck: time 0.001: device INTERNET
selfcheck: time 0.001: could not access INTERNET (/media/nss/INTERNET): No such file or directory
selfcheck: time 0.001: checking disk /media/nss/INTRANET
selfcheck: time 0.001: device INTRANET
selfcheck: time 0.001: could not access INTRANET (/media/nss/INTRANET): No such file or directory
selfcheck: time 0.002: pid 23465 finish time Mon Oct 23 19:20:43 2006



sendsize: debug 1 pid 23268 ruid 620 euid 620: start at Mon Oct 23 19:19:17 2006
sendsize: version 2.4.4p2
sendsize[23268]: time 0.003: waiting for any estimate child: 2 running
sendsize[23271]: time 0.003: calculating for amname '/media/nss/INTERNET', dirname '/media/nss/INTERNET', spindle -1
sendsize[23270]: time 0.003: calculating for amname '/media/nss/INTRANET', dirname '/media/nss/INTRANET', spindle -1
sendsize[23271]: time 0.003: getting size via dump for /media/nss/INTERNET level 0
sendsize[23270]: time 0.004: getting size via dump for /media/nss/INTRANET level 0
sendsize[23271]: time 0.006: calculating for device 'INTERNET' with 'nssvol'
sendsize[23270]: time 0.006: calculating for device 'INTRANET' with 'nssvol'
sendsize[23271]: time 0.007: running "/sbin/dump 0Ssf 1048576 - INTERNET"
sendsize[23270]: time 0.007: running "/sbin/dump 0Ssf 1048576 - INTRANET"
sendsize[23271]: time 0.007: running /usr/lib/amanda/killpgrp
sendsize[23270]: time 0.007: running /usr/lib/amanda/killpgrp
sendsize[23271]: time 0.017: DUMP: Cannot open INTERNET
sendsize[23271]: time 0.017: DUMP: The ENTIRE dump is aborted.
sendsize[23271]: time 0.017: .....
sendsize[23271]: estimate time for /media/nss/INTERNET level 0: 0.010
sendsize[23271]: no size line match in /sbin/dump output for "/media/nss/INTERNET"
sendsize[23271]: .....
sendsize[23271]: estimate size for /media/nss/INTERNET level 0: -1 KB
sendsize[23271]: time 0.017: asking killpgrp to terminate
sendsize[23270]: time 0.018: DUMP: Cannot open INTRANET
sendsize[23270]: time 0.018: DUMP: The ENTIRE dump is aborted.
sendsize[23270]: time 0.018: .....
sendsize[23270]: estimate time for /media/nss/INTRANET level 0: 0.011
sendsize[23270]: no size line match in /sbin/dump output for "/media/nss/INTRANET"
sendsize[23270]: .....
sendsize[23270]: estimate size for /media/nss/INTRANET level 0: -1 KB
sendsize[23270]: time 0.018: asking killpgrp to terminate
sendsize[23271]: time 1.019: done with amname '/media/nss/INTERNET', dirname '/media/nss/INTERNET', spindle -1
sendsize[23270]: time 1.019: done with amname '/media/nss/INTRANET', dirname '/media/nss/INTRANET', spindle -1
sendsize[23268]: time 1.020: child 23270 terminated normally
sendsize[23268]: time 1.020: waiting for any estimate child: 1 running
sendsize[23268]: time 1.020: child 23271 terminated normally
sendsize: time 1.020: pid 23268 finish time Mon Oct 23 19:19:18 2006


We're using amanda user/group as "Amandanss/DiskNSS".

Any hint?
Thansk in advance.

paddy
October 23rd, 2006, 05:15 PM
Is NSS volumes (INTERNET and INTRANET) mounted?

Paddy

zekkerj
November 23rd, 2006, 12:24 PM
Hi paddy, sorry the delay.

It seems that the problem was with the dump program used, as I changed the backup type to "gnutar" and it worked.

OBS: In fact, I was in a bigger trouble, that I could not enable "amanda:disk" user to access this NSS volume. So I tried, in first, just to change the config file to use a specially created user "AmandaNSS/DiskNSS" to run the backup, but it didn't worked. In some point I came to realize that I nedded to recompile Amanda with this user/group. What I don't remember now is if it was before or after opening this thread.

paddy
November 25th, 2006, 03:51 PM
Thanks for providing an update.

I'm curious to know why you could not make amanda:disk access the NSS volume. What error message did you get?

You have to recompile Amanda if you decide to use different backup user and/or group.

Paddy