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nsr_resource - NetWorker resource format


       resource ::= attribute list <blank line>
       attribute list ::= attribute [ ; attribute ]*
       attribute ::= name [ : value [ , value ]* ]
       name, value ::= <printable string>


       The NetWorker system uses files containing resources to describe itself
       and its clients.  Each resource represents a component of the NetWorker
       system that might need administration.  Devices, schedules, and clients
       are examples of NetWorker resources.  The system administrator  manipu-
       lates  resources  to  control  the  NetWorker system.  The file and the
       resources in them are accessible through the nwadmin(1) and nsradmin(1)
       programs.  They can also be viewed with a normal text editor.

       The  files  all  share a common format.  The same format is used by the
       nsradmin(1)  program.   Each  resource  is  described  by  a  list   of
       attributes,  and ends in a blank line.  Each attribute in the attribute
       list has a name and an optional list of values.  The attribute name  is
       separated  from  the  attribute values by a colon (:), attribute values
       are separated by commas (,), and each attribute  ends  in  a  semicolon
       (;).  A comma, semicolon or back-slash (\) at the end of a line contin-
       ues the line.  A line beginning with a pound-sign (#) is a comment  and
       the  rest of the line is ignored.  The back-slash character can also be
       used to escape the special meaning of other  characters  (comma,  semi-
       colon, pound-sign, and back-slash).

       The  attribute  name  and  values  can contain any printable character.
       Upper and lower case is not distinguished  on  comparisons,  and  extra
       white  space is removed from both ends but not from inside of names and
       values. For example,
              Name: this is a test;
              name   :   This Is A Test ;
       but is different than
              Name: this      is     a    test;

       In the following example resource, there are  eight  attributes.   They
       are  type,  name,  server,  schedule,  directive,  group, save set, and
       remote access.  The remote access attribute has no value.

                       type: NSR client;
                       name: venus;
                     server: earth;
                   schedule: Default;
                  directive: Unix standard directives;
                      group: Default;
                   save set: All;
              remote access: ;

       In the following resource, there are six attributes.  The administrator
              administrator: &engineering, root, operator;
                       name: engineering servers;
                   override: ;
                     period: Week;


       Each NetWorker resource includes seven special attributes: type,  name,
       administrator,  hostname,  ONC  program number, ONC version number, and
       ONC transport.  The type and name attributes are normally visible,  but
       the  others  attributes  are hidden.  That an attribute is hidden indi-
       cates that it  is  infrequently  used  and  perhaps  esoteric.   Hidden
       attributes should usually not be changed by the user.

       The  type  attribute defines which other attributes a resource can con-
       tain.  For example, a resource with type NSR client will always include
       the attribute server, while a resource of type NSR schedule does not.

       The  name attribute is a descriptive name of the object that a resource
       represents.  In the first example above, the name attribute is the name
       of  the  NetWorker  client  machine.   In  the second example, the name
       attribute describes a schedule used to back up the the servers  in  the
       engineering department.

       The  administrator  attribute is the list of users that have permission
       to modify or delete this resource.  This attribute  is  inherited  from
       the type: NSR resource when a new resource is created.  The administra-
       tor of the NSR resource also controls who has permission to create  and
       delete NetWorker resources.

       The  hostname  attribute specifies the hostname of the machine on which
       the service that controls this resource is running. It is  used  inter-
       nally and cannot be changed by the administrator.

       The  remaining  attributes (ONC program number, ONC version number, and
       ONC transport) specify the Open Network Computing information for  this
       service.  They should never be changed manually.

       In  some  cases,  the resource identifier will be visible.  Although it
       may look like an attribute, it is an internal value  that  is  set  and
       used  by  the NetWorker system to provide unique identification of each
       resource.  When new resources are created in the edit command of 
       nsradmin(1),  the  resource  identifier  attribute should be left off.  This
       signals that this is a new  resource  and  a  new  identifier  will  be

       NetWorker  resources are implemented by the Legato Resource Administra-
       tion Platform, which is described in the resource(5) manual page.  This
       flexible  architecture means that in future releases of NetWorker, more
       resource types or attributes may be added, and the administration tools
       in  this  release will automatically be able to use them.  To make this
       possible, each server provides type descriptors that  are  used  inter-
       nally  to describe the attributes of each type, between the administra-
       tion tools and the services.  These type descriptors may cause  limita-
       tion  on  the values, such as only allowing a single value, allowing no
       value, or only numeric values.


       This release of NetWorker defines the following types of resources:
              This  resource  describes  a  NetWorker  client.   It   includes
              attributes  that  specify  the  files to save, which schedule to
              use, and which group this client belongs to.  There may be  more
              than  one client resource for a NetWorker client.  This allows a
              client to save files on different schedules.  For more  informa-
              tion see the nsr_client(5) manual page.

       NSR device
              This  resource  type  describes  a  storage device.  It includes
              attributes that specify a particular device name  (for  example,
              /dev/nrst1),  media type (for example, 8mm), and the name of the
              currently mounted volume.  It also provides status  and  statis-
              tics  on  current and past operations.  For more information see
              the nsr_device(5) manual page.

       NSR directive
              This resource describes a directive.  Directives control  how  a
              client's  files are processed as they are being saved.  For more
              information see the nsr_directive(5), nsr(5) and uasm(1)  manual

       NSR group
              This  resource specifies a logical grouping of NetWorker clients
              and a starting time.  Each day, at the specified time, all  mem-
              bers  of the group will start their saves.  For more information
              see the nsr_group(5) manual page.

       NSR jukebox
              This resource type describes a jukebox.  It includes  attributes
              such  as  the  jukebox model, the first and last slot numbers in
              the jukebox, and the names of the devices  within  the  jukebox.
              For more information see the nsr_jukebox(5) manual page.

       NSR label
              This resource type specifies a template describing a sequence of
              names to be used when labeling volumes. For more information see
              the nsr_label(5) manual page.

       NSR license
              This  resource  contains  licensing information for each feature
              currently enabled in this NetWorker installation.   It  contains
              various  enabler  and  authorization codes that are used by Net-
              Worker to validate licensed capabilities.  For more  information
              see the nsr_license(5) and nsrcap(1) manual pages.

       NSR notification
              A  notification  specifies an action to be performed when a par-
              ticular type of NetWorker event takes place.  For more  informa-
              tion see the nsr_notification(5) manual page.

       NSR policy
              Policy  resources  are used as part of the index management pro-
              cess in NetWorker.  These  policies  control  how  long  entries
              remain  in a client's on-line file index and when to mark a save
              set as recyclable.  For more information see  the  nsr_policy(5)
              manual page.

       NSR pool
              dates.  The level controls the  amount  of  data  saved  when  a
              client  is  backed  up.  For more information see the 
              nsr_schedule(5) manual page.

       NSR stage
              Each stage resource describes a staging  policy.   The  resource
              includes  attributes that define control parameters for the pol-
              icy, and devices managed by  the policy.  For  more  information
              see the nsr_stage(5) manual page.


       /nsr/res/nsrdb      Holds  the  NetWorker server's resources.  Files in
                           this directory should never be edited directly. Use
                           nsradmin(1) or nwadmin(1) instead.


       resource(5), nsr(5), nsr_client(5), nsr_device(5), nsr_directive(5),
       nsr_group(5), nsr_jukebox(5), nsr_label(5), nsr_license(5), nsrcap(1),
       nsr_notification(5), nsr_policy(5), nsr_pool(5), nsr_schedule(5),
       nsr_service(5), nsr_stage(5), nsr(1), nwadmin(1), savegrp(1),
       savefs(1), nsradmin(1), uasm(1).


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