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savefs - save filesystem to a NetWorker server


       savefs [ options ] filesystem

       savefs -p [ options ] [ filesystem ...  ] [ -M filesystem ...  ]

       options: [ -BEFnpqRv ] [ -s server ] [ -N name ] [ -g group ] [ -c
                client ] [ -l level | -C schedule ] [ -e expiration ] [ -w
                browse ] [ -y retention ] [ -f filename ] [ -o save_operations
                ] [ -W width ] [ -t date ]


       The savefs command saves a filesystem (using save(1))  to  a  NetWorker
       server.   Mount points are not crossed, and symbolic links are not fol-
       lowed.  NOTE: running savefs directly is  not  recommended;  use  
       savegrp(1) instead.

       A  level-based  system  (similar to dump(1)) is used to save only those
       files which have been modified since  some  previous  save  (a  partial

       The  nsr_schedule(5)  for  the  local  NetWorker  client is examined to
       determine the proper level of save for the current date.

       The set of files saved depends on when, and  at  what  level,  previous
       saves  have  been  performed, in addition to the effects of the default
       directives (see nsr_directive(5)), and the various directive files (see
       nsr(5)) which are encountered while processing the filesystem.


       The  savefs command may also be used to probe a client for its filesys-
       tems and recent save times.  When probing, savefs does not  save  data,
       but instead produces a machine-parsable report describing the layout of
       the client's filesystems.  When used with  the  -p  probe  option,  the
       local  NetWorker client's nsr_client(5) resources are examined, and the
       filesystems listed in the save set attribute are probed (if no filesys-
       tems are listed on the command line).  If the save set list consists of
       the keyword All, then the  /etc/fstab  file  (/etc/vfstab  on  Solaris,
       /etc/mnttab  on  SCO, and a kernel table on AIX) are examined to deter-
       mine which filesystems should be saved, making sure to save only local,
       mounted filesystems.

       Note that metadevices within the Sun Solaris Online DiskSuite and Logi-
       cal Volumes within the HP-UX Logical Volume Manager  are  treated  like
       independent  disks.   This  approach allows each to be saved in its own
       session, assuming sufficient parallelism.

       Care should be taken when the NSR client resource explicitly lists  the
       save  sets, for two primary reasons.  First, this list must be manually
       updated when new filesystems are  added  which  need  saving.   Second,
       since  savefs  only stops at the end of a path or a mount point, if you
       list two save sets in the same filesystem, and one is a subdirectory of
       the other, the subdirectory will be saved twice.
       allows one to examine the default ownership rules. Refer to 
       pathownerignore(5) for a description of path-ownership rules.


       -B     Force  save  of  all  connecting directory information from root
              ('/') down to the point of invocation.  This option is used by
              savegrp(1),  for  example,  when  saving  the server's bootstrap

       -c client
              The name of the client whose filesystem needs to be saved.  This
              option  is  especially  needed  in a cluster environment where a
              physical host can represent its own hostname as  well  as  host-
              names  of any virtual (also known as "logical") hosts that exist
              in this physical host. Without this option, the hostname of  the
              physical host is assumed by default.  This option is required if
              a filesystem that belongs to any of the virtual hosts  needs  to
              be saved.

       -C schedule
              The name of the schedule (see nsr_schedule(5)) to use when auto-
              matically determining the save level.  If  this  option  is  not
              specified,  savefs  uses  the  schedule  named by the NSR client
              resource for the specified filesystem.

       -e expiration
              Set the date (in nsr_getdate(3) format) when the saved data will
              expire.   When  a  save set has an explicit expiration date, the
              save set remains both  browsable  and  non-recyclable  until  it
              expires.   After  it  expires and it has passed its browse time,
              its state will become non-browsable.  If it has expired  and  it
              has  passed  its  retention time, the save set will become recy-
              clable.  The special value forever is used to  indicate  that  a
              volume  that  never expires (i.e. an archive or a migration vol-
              ume) must be used.  By default, no explicit expiration  date  is

       -w browse
              Sets  the  date (in nsr_getdate(3) format) after which this save
              set will no longer be browsable.  By default, the server  deter-
              mines the browse date for the save set based on the browse poli-
              cies in effect.  This  option  allows  overriding  the  existing
              policies on a save by save basis.

       -y retention
              Sets  the  date  (in  nsr_getdate(3) format) when the saved data
              will become recyclable.  By default, the server determines  this
              date for the save set based on the retention policies in effect.

       -E     Estimate.  Before saving any data, browse the  filesystem  trees
              to be saved and accurately estimate the amount of data that will
              be generated.  Without this flag, the  estimate  size  is  zero.
              This  flag consumes an amount of time proportional to the number
              of files in each filesystem.  This is because the entire  direc-
              tory  is browsed before any saving begins and browsed again when
              actually saving the directory, but the file data  is  only  read
              from  the  disk  the last time.  In many cases, the overhead for
              using this flag is small and is well-justified.

       -F     Force.  Save every argument like a filesystem, even if it is not
              listed in fstab(5) or nsr_client(5).

       -M     As  part  of  a probe, signifies that all subsequent filesystems
              should be probed for their ability to be migrated.  This  option
              is  quietly  ignored  on systems that do not support file migra-

       -g group
              Restrict the scope of the client to a particular group.  If this
              option is not specified, save sets from all instances of the NSR
              client resource for this client will be used, regardless of  the
              group.   This  value is also passed on to save(1), which uses it
              to select a specific media pool.

       -l level
              The level of save to perform.  There are 12 levels: full, levels
              1  through 9, incr, and skip.  Full specifies that all files are
              to be saved.  It is analogous to a  level  0  dump  in  dump(1).
              Incr  specifies incremental saves in which only those files that
              have been modified since the most recent save, at any level, are
              saved.   This  level  has no exact analogue in dump(1) since the
              last save at any level, including  previous  incremental  saves,
              are  considered  when  determining what to save.  Skip causes no
              files to be saved.  The levels 1 through 9 cause all files to be
              saved  which  have  been modified since any lower level save was
              performed.  As an example, if you did a  full  save  on  Monday,
              followed by a level 3 save on Tuesday, a subsequent level 3 save
              on Wednesday would contain all files modified or added since the
              Monday  full  save.   By  default,  the save level is determined
              automatically  from  the  NetWorker   client's   schedule   (see
              nsr_schedule(5)).   By using the history of previous saves main-
              tained by nsrmmd(1) on the NetWorker server, the needed time for
              the  given  level  can  correctly  be  computed.  By using media
              information on the server, times computed  for  saves  that  are
              based  on previous save levels will automatically be adjusted as
              required when tapes are deleted.

       -n     No save.  Accurately estimates the amount of data that would  be
              generated (as described for -E, but doesn't save any data.

       -N name
              The  symbolic  name  this  set  of  saves is to be known by.  By
              default, the first filesystem argument is used as the name.

       -p     List the name of the filesystems, the level of save  that  would
              be performed, and the time since which files must have been mod-
              ified to be saved, but don't actually do the save.  This  infor-
              mation is gleaned from the /etc/fstab file (or another operating
              system specific file, as described  above)  and  the 

       -q     Quiet.  Display only summary information and error messages.

       -qq    Really quiet.  Display only error messages.

       -R     Cause  savefs  to report on its success or failure, by echoing a
              simple "succeeded" or "failed" message.  This is used  by  save-
              The  date (in nsr_getdate(3) format) from which to base schedule
              level calculations.  If not specified, the current time is used.

       -o save_operations
              Save  Operations of the form KEYWORD:TOKEN=STATE.  It is used to
              configure VSS saves on Windows 2003.  Examples:

              "vss:*=off"                          Turn off VSS.

              "vss:Microsoft Exchange Writer=off"  Disable a writer.

              "vss:C:=off"                         Disable VSS for a drive.

              Please see the Admin Guide for more details.

       -v     Verbose.
              Causes lots of debugging style output.
              This option is also used by
              when it is probing for the capabilities of the client's
              for supporting multiple versions.

       -W width
              The width used when formatting output or notification messages.
              By default,
              this is 80.


       NSR client
              These resources specify the client's save sets,  default  sched-
              ule, and directives to use when saving them.

       NSR directive
              A  resource  of this type is named by the directive attribute in
              each NSR client resource.  These are the directives used for the
              save sets specified in the associated NSR client resource.

       NSR schedule
              A  resource  of  this type is named by the schedule attribute in
              each NSR client resource.  This is the  schedule  used  for  the
              save sets specified in the associated NSR client resource.


              If  All  is specified in the save set attribute for a NSR client
              resource, then the list of local filesystems is taken from  this

              Solaris  only.   The  same as /etc/fstab on other operating sys-

              SCO only.  The same as /etc/fstab on other operating systems.


       nsr_getdate(3), fstab(5), mnttab(F) (SCO only), vfstab(5) (Solaris
       255    Abnormal exit.


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