March 2014

Older versions of Bacula – copy/migrate has limit of 99 jobs

Last night I started to catch up on copying jobs from disk to tape. There were about 420 incremental jobs waiting. I started my CopyToTape-Inc job, and it queued up 417 jobs: The next morning, all jobs had completed, but there were still jobs left to be copied over (as determined by my magical Bacula …

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Backup speed

It’s little things like this which improve the copying of backups to tape. Speed. Each of those Volumes are 5GB in size. The tape drive takes about about 2-4 minutes per 5GB to write it to tape. Between the end of IncrAuto-4150 and the end of IncrAuto-1455, the tape drive wrote 20GB in about 9 …

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Bacula btape test of Compaq Storage Works MSL5026 Library

This output is a Bacula btape test of the library mentioned in this post. $ sudo btape -c /usr/local/etc/bacula/bacula-sd.conf /dev/nsa0 Tape block granularity is 1024 bytes. btape: butil.c:290 Using device: “/dev/nsa0” for writing. btape: btape.c:477 open device “DTL03” (/dev/nsa0): OK *test === Write, rewind, and re-read test === I’m going to write 10000 records and …

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Using the Compaq Storage Works MSL5026 Library

I am fortunate to receive donations. In the early days, it was a 386 desktop. Later, it was SCSI drives. Recently, it’s been tape libraries. A Bacula user in Europe donated an Overland DLT-8000 tape library in 2012 and paid for shipping to me. At BSDCan 2013, I was fortunate to pick up an Compaq …

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daily run output not parsing smartd output correctly

I’ve noticed that the smartd output has changed. It’s not parsing the results correctly. Security check: (output mailed separately) Checking for denied zone transfers (AXFR and IXFR): Scrubbing of zfs pools: skipping scrubbing of pool ‘system’: last scrubbing is 3 days ago, threshold is set to 7 days Backing up pkgng database: SMART status: Checking …

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Bacula: indexing on media.lastwritten

I wrote this nearly a year ago, but did not publish it then. Tonight I found this query running, so I tried an explain analyse on it: That’s 10 seconds. Add an index: bacula=# create index media_lastwritten_idx on media(lastwritten); CREATE INDEX Run the query again: Forgive my math, but that’s over 10,000 times faster now.

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