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nsr_group - NetWorker resource type 'NSR group'


       type: NSR group


       Each  NetWorker  group  is  described  by a single resource of type NSR
       group (see nsr_resource(5)).  To edit the NSR  group  resources  for  a
       NetWorker server type:
              nsradmin -c "type:NSR group"
       or  use  the  nwadmin(1) GUI.  See the nsradmin(1) manual page for more
       information on using the NetWorker administration program.

       These resources control when a group of NetWorker clients begin  saving
       data  and whether backups are started automatically each day.  Each NSR
       client resource (see nsr_client(5)) lists  the  groups  of  which  that
       client  (or save sets for that client) is a member.  Groups can only be
       deleted if no clients are members of them.


       The following attributes are defined for resource type NSR group.   The
       information  in  parentheses  describes  how  the  attribute values are
       accessed.  Create-only indicates that the value cannot be changed by an
       administrator once the resource is created.  Read/write means the value
       can be set as well as read at any  time.   Choice  indicates  that  the
       value  can only be selected from a given list.  Yes/no means only a yes
       or no choice is possible.  Static attributes change values  rarely,  if
       ever.   Dynamic  attributes  have  values which change rapidly.  Hidden
       means it is an attribute of interest only to programs or  experts,  and
       these  attributes  can only be seen when the hidden option is turned on
       in nsradmin(1).  For example, an attribute marked (create-only, static)
       has  a  value  which  is  set  when  the attribute is created and never
       changes.  Several additional attributes  (for  example,  administrator)
       are common to all resources, and are described in nsr_resource(5).

       name      (create-only)
              This  attribute  contains  the name of the group defined by this
              resource.  The name must be unique for  this  NetWorker  server,
              but  otherwise  can be anything that makes sense to the adminis-
              trator.  This name will appear as a choice attribute of each NSR
              client  and  NSR pool(5) resource.  The NSR group resource named
              'Default' may be modified, but it may not be removed.  The  name
              can only be specified when the group is created.
              Example: name: marketing;

       comment        (read/write)
              This  attribute  is  provided  for the administrator to keep any
              explanatory  remarks  or  supplementary  information  about  the

       snapshot  (read/write, yes/no)
              This  attribute determines whether the group represents snapshot
              backups. NOTE: This feature is  enabled  with  Legato  PowerSnap
              modules only.
              the  Start now value is specified, the member clients will start
              saving their data immediately. The attribute will then return to
              its prior value.
              Example: autostart: Enabled;

       autorestart    (read/write, choice, hidden)
              This  attribute  controls whether this group should be automati-
              cally restarted when an incomplete run (due to a  power  failure
              or  administrator  intervention)  is  noticed  during  NetWorker
              server startup.  Like  the  autostart  attribute,  setting  this
              attribute's value to Restart now causes NetWorker to restart the
              group immediately. Enabling autorestart only has  an  effect  if
              autostart is also enabled.

       stop now  (read/write, choice, hidden)
              Setting  this  value to 'True' when this group is running causes
              this group to abort all of  its  saves  immediately.   Once  the
              group  is  stopped, the value is set back to 'False'.  These are
              the only valid values.

       start time     (read/write)
              This attribute specifies the time of day when  this  group  will
              start  saving.   The NetWorker server's local time is used.  The
              time is specified as "hours:minutes".  Note that the quotes  may
              be  necessary  when  using  character-based administration tools
              such as the nsradmin program because of the colon in the  value.
              The hours may range from 0 to 23 (using a 24 hour clock) and the
              minutes range from 0 to 59.
              Example: start time: "4:53";

       last start     (read/write, hidden)
              The last time this group was  started.   If  multiple  instances
              were  attempted  to  run,  only  one  instance  will update this
              attribute. The "last end" attribute will be cleared when this is
              set.   This  attribute  is  for informational purposes only, and
              changing it has no effect on the system.

       last end       (read/write, hidden)
              The last time this group ended or completed.  This attribute  is
              for  informational  purposes only, and changing it has no effect
              on the system.  This attribute gets updated only if  last  start
              attribute  is  updated.   If  the savegrp program or the machine
              terminates abnormally, the  "last  end"  attribute  may  not  be

       interval       (read/write, static, hidden)
              This attribute specifies how often this group is to be run auto-
              matically by NetWorker.  Manually starting a group overrides the
              interval.   The  default  value is 24:00, which means run once a

       snapshot policy          (read/write, choice)
              Snapshot policy associated with the group, if this group happens
              to  have snapshot set to Yes. NOTE: this feature is enabled with
              PowerSnap modules only.

       snapshot pool       (read/write, choice)
              Pool to which Snapshot meta data needs to be backed  up.   NOTE:
              level (as specified in the group  resource's  level  attribute).
              This attribute applies only to automatically started groups.

              The  following  example  shows how to use this attribute in con-
              junction with "interval". Assume that  a  group  g1  has  to  be
              backed  up  every  6  hours and the first backup must be a level
              backup.  For g1, set the interval to  06:00,  set  autostart  to
              "enabled"  and  set  force  incremental  to 'Yes.'  Also set the
              level to the desired level. In this case the first scheduled run
              of group g1 (before 6:00am) will be run at the level configured.
              Subsequent scheduled runs of group g1 on  the  same  day  (after
              6:00am) will be run at incremental level.

       savegrp parallelism  (read/write)
              If  this value is non-zero, then the savegrp program eschews all
              other parallelism policies and attempts to keep that  number  of
              saves running.

       client retries (read/write)
              The  number  of  times  failed  clients should be retried before
              savegrp gives up and declare them failed.   Zero  means  do  not
              retry.   Abandoned saves are not retried, because they may even-
              tually complete.  A client's save sets are  retried  by  savegrp
              whenever it would otherwise not be able to start a new save set.
              That is, savegrp prefers to start new save sets first, and  only
              retries when there is nothing else to do.
              Example: client retries: 1;

       clones          (read/write, static, yes/no, choice)
              Setting  this value to 'Yes' causes saves of this group to auto-
              matically make a clone of every save set backed  up.   The  save
              set  clones  will  be  sent  to the pool named in the clone pool

       clone pool          (read/write, static, choice)
              The pool to which save set clones should be sent  when  'clones'
              is  'Yes'.   Only  pools of type 'Backup Clone' are allowed (see

       options        (read/write, static, hidden)
              The values specify flags with which this group will be run.  The
              values  No  Monitor,  No index save, No save, Verbose, Estimate,
              and Preview map to the savegrp command line flags  -m,  -I,  -n,
              -v,  -E, and -p respectively.  Some of these values (Preview and
              No save) are automatically reset when a run of savegrp completes
              Example: options: Verbose;

       level          (read/write, hidden, choice)
              This  is  an  explicit level the savegroup will use when started
              automatically by NetWorker.  This hidden attribute can be  modi-
              fied  by  a user.  This value is not cleared automatically, that
              is, if one sets this attribute to full, this savegroup will  run
              with  a  full  level until this value is manually cleared.  When
              not specified (the normal  case),  the  NSR  Schedule  for  each
              client filesystem will be used to determine the level.  Manually
              running savegrp from the command line overrides this value.  The
              choices  are  the  standard  level identifiers 'full', 'consoli-
              the savegroup completion notification (see nsr_notification(5)).
              Example: printer: ps;

       schedule  (read/write, choice, hidden)
              The schedule to use for determining what level of save  to  per-
              form.   This  hidden  attribute can be modified by a user.  This
              value is not cleared automatically, that is, if  one  sets  this
              attribute  to  a particular schedule, all clients which are part
              of this group will have their schedules  overridden  until  this
              value  is  manually cleared.  This overrides the schedule speci-
              fied for individual clients.  See nsr_schedule(5)).

       schedule time  (read/write, hidden)
              An explicit time can be specified when looking at a schedule  to
              determine  which level of save to perform.  A null value (normal
              setting) means use the current date to determine the level.
              Example: schedule time: "3:00 am 01/11/93";

       inactivity timeout  (read/write, static, hidden)
              The number of minutes that the savegrp  command  waits  for  any
              kind  of activity on the server before concluding that a savegrp
              descendant is hung.  This hidden attribute can be modified by  a
              user.   Once  a hang is detected, savegrp prints a message indi-
              cating that a save is being aborted, kills or aborts the backup,
              and  moves  on  to  its next task.  Inactivity is defined as the
              last time a client has sent data to the server.  If a client has
              a  very large filesystem and an incremental is run, it is possi-
              ble for savegrp to abort a save set  that  only  appears  to  be
              hung.    In  these  cases,  the  inactivity  timeout  should  be
              increased to accommodate the particular client.
              Example: inactivity timeout: 30;

       work list (read/write, dynamic, hidden)
              The list of saves still not completed.  These come  in  sets  of
              three  values:  the client name, the level of save, and the path
              to save.
              Example: work list: mars, incr,  /usr,  mars,  incr,  /g,  mars,
              venus, /usr

       completion     (read/write, dynamic, hidden)
              The status of each save set that has been completed.  These come
              in sets of four values:  the client name, the path saved, a sta-
              tus message (succeeded, failed, or unexpectedly exited), and the
              output from the save.
              Example:  completion:  "mars",  "/usr",  "succeeded",  "mars:  /
              level=full,   6577 KB 00:06:41    625 files"

       progress file name  (read/write, dynamic, hidden)
              The  name  of  a (private) file where savegrp stores the current
              representation of the group's work list and completion  informa-
              tion.   Using  a  file  avoids  the  constant pushing of massive
              amounts of information between  savegrp  and  the  RAP  database
              owner, nsrd.

       status    (read-only, dynamic, hidden)
              The  current status of this NSR group.  Currently, this can have
              the values 'idle', 'running' and 'cloning'.  The value 'idle' is
              set  when the group is not active, it is 'running' while backups

                         type:  NSR group;
                         name:  Default;
                    autostart:  Enabled;
                   start time:  "3:33";
                administrator:  root;

       A  complete example follows, with the hidden attributes shown with val-
       ues reasonable for an active group:

                       type:  NSR group;
                       name:  Default;
                  autostart:  Enabled;
                 start time:  "3:33";
                    options:  Restartable;
                    printer:  lp2;
         inactivity timeout:  30;
                  work list:  mars, incr, /g, mars, incr, index,
                              venus, incr, /usr, venus, incr, index,
                              jupiter, full, /, jupiter, full, /usr,
                              jupiter, full, index
                 completion:  mars, /, succeeded,
       "mars: / level=incr,     31 KB 00:01:01     72 files
                              mars, /usr, succeeded,
       "mars: /usr level=incr,      2 KB 00:00:48      5 files
                              venus, /, succeeded,
       "venus: / level=incr,   7711 KB 00:04:37     29 files
              administrator:  root, &operator;


       nsr(1), nsr_notification(5), nsr_pool(5), nsr_resource(5),
       nsr_schedule(5), nsradmin(1), nwadmin(1), savegrp(1)


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