Deployment Architecture

Known issues with backup systems

gcusello
SplunkTrust
SplunkTrust

Hi at all,
I have a Splunk server all-in-one, version 6.5.2 running on Windows 2012/R2.
There is a backup system based on HP Data Protector 9 that perform a weekly full backup and a daily incremental backup.
Backup was OK until three week ago when incremental backup passed from the usually around 3 GB/day to 65 GB/day and duration passed from 1 hour to 7-8 hours.
There wasn't any reason for this growth, but I noted that usually there is an error "device busy" on some files in _internaldb folder.

So someone knows any known issue using HP Data Protector or another backup system?
Someone registered similar problems?

Thank you.
Bye.
Giuseppe

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gfuente
Motivator

Hello

Are you excluding the Hot Buckets from the backup? Those folders can´t be backup with regular backup tools.

You can force the buckets roll to warm:

http://docs.splunk.com/Documentation/Splunk/6.5.3/Indexer/Backupindexeddata#Rolling_buckets_manually...

regards

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gfuente
Motivator

Hello

Are you excluding the Hot Buckets from the backup? Those folders can´t be backup with regular backup tools.

You can force the buckets roll to warm:

http://docs.splunk.com/Documentation/Splunk/6.5.3/Indexer/Backupindexeddata#Rolling_buckets_manually...

regards

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