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Jimbob_4 Absent Member.
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MAXBSESSIONS & Licensing

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Hi I have a couple of question's regarding changing the value of MAXBSESSIONs in the global options file.

We have a tape library with four drives and a file also with four drives. MAXBSESSIONS is set to the default of 5. So only 5 jobs run at a time and all of the drives never get used at the same time.

If I set MAXBSESSIONS to 8 will it possible for all 8 drives to be used at the same time? Or will I have a problem about my licenses. Also where do I find out how many drives I am licensed for and are the drives in the file library licensed the same way as the tape library?

Any Help would be greatly appriciated
James
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RoMa64 Absent Member.
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Hi James,

in the GUI go to help and then about.There you'll find your licenses.MaxBsessions is there to arrange how many sessions can run next to eachother,it can be that all the 8 drives will be used then.

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Robert
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Hi James,

in the GUI go to help and then about.There you'll find your licenses.MaxBsessions is there to arrange how many sessions can run next to eachother,it can be that all the 8 drives will be used then.

Regards,
Robert
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Thanks Robert

I have the following licenses installed.

Cell Manager for Windows 1
Advanced Backup to disk 2
Single Drive for UNIX/NAS/SAN 2
Online Extension for ONE Windows/Linux system 6

Every other license had a value of 0.

I am a complete novice here so sorry are the "Advanced Backup to disk" related to the file library? And are the "Single Drive for UNIX/NAS/SAN" & "Online Extension for ONE Windows/Linux system" related to the drives 6+2=8.

Is what you are saying about the MAXBSESSIONS variable is that it can be increased without worring about licenses i.e. the jobs will just queue and wait for a license to become available.

Thanks
James
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Hi James,

yes you can expand the maxbsessions without a worry(until 50 sessions i believe,depends on the power of your CM as well)
The advance backup to disk is in relation with a Virtual Tape Library and your sum about the drives is right,you have 8 licenses for drives.

Regards,
Robert
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Thanks your help Robert I will let you know how it works out.

Thanks
James
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Hi James,

glad i could help,let me know the outcome.

Regards,
Robert
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Hi Sorry about this but I just have one more question. If I change the value of MAXBSESSIONS will I have to restart Data Protector (we have it running on Windows).

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James,

once you change something in the global file you need to restart DP(omnisv -stop-->omnisv -start)
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Hi Robert

The change worked fine, only got to put it in place yesterday with change control and all that. I ran a session flow report and I can see that 8 sessions ran in parrallel. Also another report has shown me that the device utilization has increased.

Thanks for your help
James
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