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Max backup sessions in parallel

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We are able to run only 4 sessions at a time , we need to run atleast 8.
Have changed maxbsessions to 8 . Restarted dp still not able to run.
Win 2008 CM , DP 9.04
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Re: Max backup sessions in parallel

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Yes, if you have another license you should be able to use 5 drives in parallel, but that does not mean 5 backups in parallel. 

For example, if you start one backup using 3 drives and another using 2 drives, you will consume the 5 licenses and only 2 backups could run in parallel.

 

Regards

Juanjo

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Re: Max backup sessions in parallel

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Hi,

Do you have sufficient license to utilize Tape device?

Go to "DP Gui" >> Help >> About to locate number(s) of license(s) installed. 

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Preston

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Re: Max backup sessions in parallel

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Hi,

We have 3 Drives licenses.

And we are using VTL tape libraries ( 6 ) which i guess has no limit as such.

Whenwe fire backups 3 from Tape drive & 3 VTL Tape libraries only 4 run ata time , rest gets queued up.

Tried MAXBSESSIONS to 16 , restarted DP , but no success.

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Re: Max backup sessions in parallel

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Hi,

I guess you have 3 concurrent drive licenses + one cell manager license (includes another drive). This makes a total 4 licenses.

With these 4 licenses you can run parallel backups using a maximum of 4 drives in total. Data Protector licenses concurrent drives, not backup sessions.

In order to be able to use more drives concurrently, you need additional drive licenses. 

In order to confirm if this is the problem please check the session messages for those backups that are pending, you will probably see messages about missing licenses.

Regards

Juanjo

 

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Re: Max backup sessions in parallel

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Hi Juanjomartin,

We are getting below message :

Not enough licenses "Single Drive for UNIX / NAS / SAN".

Session is waiting for some of devices to get free.

In total we have 3 single drive & 1 CM license ONLY.

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Re: Max backup sessions in parallel

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So you definitely need more drive licenses in order to be able to use more than 4 drives in parallel.

Regards

Juanjo

 

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Re: Max backup sessions in parallel

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Hi Juanjo,

We have 1 license still available so if we could use it then we can total take 5 backups at a time right ?

 

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Re: Max backup sessions in parallel

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Yes, if you have another license you should be able to use 5 drives in parallel, but that does not mean 5 backups in parallel. 

For example, if you start one backup using 3 drives and another using 2 drives, you will consume the 5 licenses and only 2 backups could run in parallel.

 

Regards

Juanjo

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