Backup Exec on Linux, otherwise known as RALUS, is great but it has no provisions for limiting it’s disk I/O or CPU usage during different periods of the day. Unfortunately, BE for Windows doesn’t have that option either, so get on it Symantec, nudge, nudge.
If you’re like me, you might have backup jobs on File Servers that span several terabytes worth of data that can essentially run for a day or two on their own. The problem is that people get really bitchy when things don’t run at the normal speed that they are used to and the inconsiderate assholes don’t give a shit when you explain why.
Well here are a few cron job tasks that I came up with to help relieve some of that pressure on your file server. Continue reading “BackupExec 2012 – How to Limit CPU Usage and Disk I/O on RALUS with Cron Jobs”
Edit the patch file
Insert these lines of code where it says “### INSERT THIS CODE HERE ###”
elif [ `cat /etc/issue | grep Ubuntu | wc -l` = 1 ]
if [ `which dpkg-query | wc -l` = 1 ]
Continue reading "BackupExec 2012 Linux Agent SP1 Patch Update – Ubuntu Fix"
Props to this site for pointing me in the right direction.
Install the BackupExec Agent as you would normally (./installralus) and the installation will complete successfully however the service will fail to start afterwards.
Change into ralus directory
Make a backup of libbesocket.so
#cp libbesocket.so libbesocket.so.orig
apt-get install binutils binutils-multiarch
Disassemble the binary to a file
#objdump -D libbesocket.so > libbesocket.asm
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