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Re: [Bacula-devel] Copy Jobs Selection testing


On Thu, May 22, 2008 at 09:52:57PM +0200, Kern Sibbald wrote:
> On Thursday 22 May 2008 20:48:58 Pasi Kärkkäinen wrote:
> > On Thu, May 22, 2008 at 07:16:27PM +0200, Kern Sibbald wrote:
> > > On Thursday 22 May 2008 18:41:59 Pasi Kärkkäinen wrote:
> > > > Hello Bacula developers!
> > > >
> > > > I just joined the bacula-devel list so I'm sorry that I can't reply to
> > > > the original thread.. I read the discussion from here:
> > > >
> > > > http://www.mail-archive.com/bacula-devel@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx/msg02404
> > > >.htm l
> > > >
> > > > My original mail to bacula-users:
> > > > http://www.nabble.com/Replacing-Arcserve-with-Bacula%2C-disk-staging-sp
> > > >ooli ng-configuration-tt17404323.html
> > > >
> > > > So yeah.. I'd like to test this feature too.
> > > >
> > > > Is there something special required? Just install the SVN version of
> > > > Bacula and I'm ready to go.. ?
> > >
> > > Yes, that is correct.  At the moment the trunk SVN is quite stable.
> >
> > OK, Nice. If I upgrade from 2.2.8 are there database (mysql) schema
> > upgrades needed? Or should I start with a fresh 2.3 database/tables..
> 
> I believe that there is an upgrade, but I also believe that it is mandatory 
> only if you have enabled the new Statistics capability  (there is a new 
> table).  
> 

OK.

> Eric might be able to comment on this.  I've seen the code go in but did not 
> look at the details.   I do see that the DB version number has not been 
> updated, so it will most likely work with an existing DB.  All our tests 
> start from scratch, but in the last two weeks before release, we test 
> upgrading and running with older DBs and older daemons.
>

Yep. Maybe I'll just start with the new DB so at least that shouldn't give
me problems. 
 
> Theoretically the new version will work with older clients, but that is 
> probably untested, and there *are* some enhancements so you may need to 
> upgrade clients.  However, you must at a minimum upgrade both the DIR and SD.
>

I was thinking of using 2.2.8 on clients.. if that works. I'll find out :)
 
> >
> > > The only thing to remember is that this is development code and it can
> > > occasionally get broken, so you must *very* carefully test.   There are a
> > > *lot* of new features that we have not documented yet.  A partial list of
> > > them is included at the top of the file "technotes-2.3", which is in the
> > > main source directory.
> >
> > Yep. I'll try this tomorrow or next week.
> >
> > > If you want to see how it has been doing in the nightly regression tests,
> > > go to the following link:
> > >
> > >    http://regress.bacula.org:8081/Bacula/Dashboard/
> > >
> > > Then click on the << symbol next to the word "Nightly ..." that will show
> > > you the previous night's regression runs.  Both the Branch-2.2 tests and
> > > the trunk tests show up, so you need to look for the tests on version
> > > 2.3.xx-date where currently xx is 21 and date is 21May08 (i.e.
> > > 2.3.21-21May08).  The 2.2. branch tests are currently listed as
> > > 2.2.10-b4-21May08.
> > >
> > > By clicking on the << you can go back to previous nightly testing.
> >
> > Seems to be pretty OK.. :) You've done good job!
> >
> > About restores.. is it still totally experimental? Will Bacula get confused
> > when it finds the "same" job from two different places?
> 
> I don't know the answer, but according to Ulrich who has tried it, the restore 
> works at least with what you wrote to disk.  I don't guarantee there won't be 
> problems, and I haven't yet worked out how you could restore from your tapes 
> (assuming you backup to disk then Copy to tape).  Before the official 
> release, we will work out something -- you *might* be able to specify a 
> Storage device even in the current code?????
>

OK. 

Usually you want to restore from disk when the backups are still on the
disk (faster), but when they're purged from the disk, then obviously restore 
from tapes.. 
 
> We would appreciate feedback, but sorry cannot spend more than an absolute 
> minimum of time on giving help or getting you out of trouble.  However, we 
> will take note of all your feedback.
> 
> 
> Good luck,
> 

Thanks :) 

I'll let you know how it goes.. 

-- Pasi

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