[gpfsug-discuss] Fw: mmbackup examples using policy

J. Eric Wonderley eric.wonderley at vt.edu
Wed Feb 15 13:17:40 GMT 2017

Hi Steven:

Yes that is more or less what we want to do.  We have tivoli here for
backup so I'm somewhat familiar with inclexcl files.  The filesystem I want
to backup is a shared home.

Right now I do have a policy...mmlspolicy home -L does return a policy.  So
if I did not want to backup core and cache files I could create a backup
policy using /var/mmfs/mmbackup/.mmbackupRules.home and place in it?:
EXCLUDE "/gpfs/home/.../core"
EXCLUDE "/igpfs/home/.../.opera/cache4"
EXCLUDE "/gpfs/home/.../.netscape/cache/.../*"
EXCLUDE "/gpfs/home/.../.mozilla/default/.../Cache"
EXCLUDE "/gpfs/home/.../.mozilla/.../Cache/*"
EXCLUDE "/gpfs/home/.../.mozilla/.../Cache"
EXCLUDE "/gpfs/home/.../.cache/mozilla/*"
EXCLUDE.DIR "/gpfs/home/.../.mozilla/firefox/.../Cache"

I did a test run of mmbackup and I noticed I got a template put in that
[root at cl002 ~]# ll -al /var/mmfs/mmbackup/
total 12
drwxr-xr-x  2 root root 4096 Feb 15 07:43 .
drwxr-xr-x 10 root root 4096 Jan  4 10:42 ..
-r--------  1 root root 1177 Feb 15 07:43 .mmbackupRules.home

So I can copy this off into /var/mmfs/etc for example and to use next time
with my edits.

What is normally used to schedule the mmbackup?   Cronjob?   dsmcad?

Thanks much.

On Tue, Feb 14, 2017 at 11:21 AM, Steven Berman <sberman at us.ibm.com> wrote:

> Eric,
>    What specifically do you wish to accomplish?    It sounds to me like
> you want to use mmbackup to do incremental backup of parts or all of your
> file system.   But your question did not specify what specifically other
> than "whole file system incremental"  you want to accomplish.   Mmbackup by
> default, with "-t incremental"  will back up the whole file system,
> including all filesets of either variety, and without regard to storage
> pools.   If you wish to back up only a sub-tree of the file system, it must
> be in an independent fileset (--inode-space=new)  and the current product
> supports doing the backup of just that fileset.    If you want to backup
> parts of the file system but exclude things in certain storage pools, from
> anywhere in the tree, you can either use "include exclude rules"  in your
> Spectrum Protect (formerly TSM) configuration file, or you can hand-edit
> the policy rules for mmbackup which can be copied from /var/mmfs/mmbackup/.mmbackupRules.<file
> system name>    (only persistent during mmbackup execution).  Copy that
> file to a new location, hand-edit and run mmbackup next time with -P <your
> policy rules file>.     Is there something else you want to accomplish?
> https://www.ibm.com/support/knowledgecenter/STXKQY_4.2.2/
> com.ibm.spectrum.scale.v4r22.doc/bl1adv_semaprul.htm
> https://www.ibm.com/support/knowledgecenter/STXKQY_4.2.2/
> com.ibm.spectrum.scale.v4r22.doc/bl1adm_backupusingmmbackup.htm
> Steven Berman                 Spectrum Scale / HPC General Parallel File
> System Dev.
> Pittsburgh, PA  (412) 667-6993                   Tie-Line 989-6993
>            sberman at us.ibm.com
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> From:        "J. Eric Wonderley" <eric.wonderley at vt.edu>
> To:        gpfsug main discussion list <gpfsug-discuss at spectrumscale.org>
> Date:        02/13/2017 10:28 AM
> Subject:        [gpfsug-discuss] mmbackup examples using policy
> Sent by:        gpfsug-discuss-bounces at spectrumscale.org
> ------------------------------
> Anyone have any examples of this?  I have a filesystem that has 2 pools
> and several filesets and would like daily progressive incremental backups
> of its contents.
> I found some stuff here(nothing real close to what I wanted however):
> /usr/lpp/mmfs/samples/ilm
> I have the tsm client installed on the server nsds.
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