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Backup on OES 11 - dbcopy or rsync?

I have just migrated to GW 2014.0.1 HP1 on OES11 and need to set up some backup scripts. When I was on my Netware server, I used dbcopy to make full copies every night to a Linux (SLES 11) server. Since I will now be going Linux to Linux on the full backups, I would rather user rsync instead of dbcopy. In doing the migration to the new server, I used rsync with no issues, so I am assuming no issues doing the same for backups.

Anyone have any inputs or suggestions (or telling me I am doing something dangerous)?

TIA,
-L
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Re: Backup on OES 11 - dbcopy or rsync?

In article <LarryResch.6xekdz@no-mx.forums.microfocus.com>, LarryResch
wrote:
> I would rather user rsync
> instead of dbcopy. In doing the migration to the new server, I used
> rsync with no issues, so I am assuming no issues doing the same for
> backups.


Then you were lucky. How did you manage to tell the GroupWise
databases to use all lower case for the files while also making sure
those files were all lower case? Or do you have a mixed case setup
that could be an issue moving forward? Did you happen move to an NSS
volume as that would protect you some for this issue.

Actually both is what you want. Dbcopy knows how to make sure the db
files are properly copied at stable points where as rsync doesn't check
for that but makes sure to replicate the deleted files.
A good script for this was posted in the 8th message in this thread
https://forums.novell.com/showthread.php/455580-dbcopy-restore-question



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Re: Backup on OES 11 - dbcopy or rsync?

konecnya;2394842 wrote:
In article <LarryResch.6xekdz@no-mx.forums.microfocus.com>, LarryResch
wrote:
> I would rather user rsync
> instead of dbcopy. In doing the migration to the new server, I used
> rsync with no issues, so I am assuming no issues doing the same for
> backups.


Then you were lucky. How did you manage to tell the GroupWise
databases to use all lower case for the files while also making sure
those files were all lower case? Or do you have a mixed case setup
that could be an issue moving forward? Did you happen move to an NSS
volume as that would protect you some for this issue.

Actually both is what you want. Dbcopy knows how to make sure the db
files are properly copied at stable points where as rsync doesn't check
for that but makes sure to replicate the deleted files.
A good script for this was posted in the 8th message in this thread
https://forums.novell.com/showthread.php/455580-dbcopy-restore-question



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My initial move off NetWare, I used dbcopy with the -m switch to convert all files to lower case. My interim file system was ext3 but my production file system is NSS which gives me access to the files, logs, etc from a windows desktop.
Thanks for the link, that info was useful.

-L
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Re: Backup on OES 11 - dbcopy or rsync?

In article <LarryResch.6xg4eo@no-mx.forums.microfocus.com>, LarryResch
wrote:
> My initial move off NetWare, I used dbcopy with the -m switch to convert
> all files to lower case. My interim file system was ext3 but my
> production file system is NSS which gives me access to the files, logs,
> etc from a windows desktop.

So your system should be good to go.
Just so that you know, you can make an ext3 file system available via NCP.
NSS is more for convenience for those of us who are used to it. With
Salvage turned off, performance is certainly on part with ext3 and without
the periodic automatic fsck's needed by ext3

> Thanks for the link, that info was useful.

Thats why I book marked that one, even have them on my (very) raw list of
GW tips at http://www.konecnyad.ca/andyk/gwtips.htm 🙂


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