HabibG2
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How to select Specific pool with Client User GUI

NW 7.3.3 (510) - Windows 2003R2

I am trying to performing a Client initiated backup but am unable to select a specific pool. The backup only point to the "Default" pool. I thought there was an option to select a specific pool, I can not find it. When I select "Operation Options" I just get a blank line.

Any Idea?
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dpinink_silva
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Re: How to select Specific pool with Client User GUI

From command line you could use "-b pool". Try to put this on the blank line you get (I'm not sure, but I believe this field is where you define options for the backup that you don't have on GUI itself, like selecting pools)
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HabibG2
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Re: How to select Specific pool with Client User GUI

I can run a save cmd using the CLI. I want to be able to do it using the Client GUI.

I have tried to put the command "save -b Daily" in the blank line on the Local Save Operation Screen, I get an error message;

"winworkr: Invalid VSS save operations value Missing ":".

Thanks
Habib
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dpinink_silva
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Re: How to select Specific pool with Client User GUI

Well, so that field is for VSS use only. I don't know any other options that could give you a chance to select pool using the GUI.

So you can try to use only cmd, or work with your pool's selection criteria, but it depends a lot on how you have this configured (example: a pool restricted to a specific group won't be able to receive data from a manual backup, at least using the options you have in GUI).
HabibG2
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Re: How to select Specific pool with Client User GUI

Currently I am using only one pool and I have 15 Groups assigned to it. All my volumes are farmatted and belong to that one pool.

In the Exchange/SQL module there is an option to setect pool, I thought there would be one in the Client GUI as well.

Thanks for your help.
Habib
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IKP1
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Re: How to select Specific pool with Client User GUI

Hi,

From the NetWorker client GUI, unless you have specified another pool to the default, all client initiated backups go to the default pool.

To change the pool from default to another try this --

Create a Pool with NetWorker with the following parameters:

Pool Name: Manual Backup
Comment: Manual Backup Pool

Groups: <leave field un-assigned, i.e. No Groups>

Levels: Full and Manual


NOTE: The browse and data retention periods for any backups created using the NetWorker User GUI are set to the longest periods defined within NetWorker for the client. To change these values, the command "save" must be run with the relevant flags to set these values from the command line/script.

Hope this helps

IKP
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HabibG2
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Re: How to select Specific pool with Client User GUI

Hi,

You said "unless I have specified another pool to the default" This is exactly what I want to do via the GUI. I can not see anywhere which give me the option to select a specific pool.

Tks
Habib
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ble1
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Re: How to select Specific pool with Client User GUI

As far as I know you can't do that with client side GUI for file system (except that in theory if you set up pool via environment variable it might work).
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HabibG2
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Re: How to select Specific pool with Client User GUI

Silly question !!

How do you setup pool via environment variable?

Thanks
Habib
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ble1
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Re: How to select Specific pool with Client User GUI

It depends on your shell (UNIX) or set command (Windows). I believe nsrexecd needs to be restarted to pick up those so usually you would put it in to startup script (UNIX) or as system variable (Windows). But I would not go down that path even if it works that way.