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Job Restartability - Advanced

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Configuring Restartability for a Job Type

By default, restartability is enabled for all job types. The default maximum number of restarts is 10 for all backup jobs and 144 for all restore jobs. The default restart interval is 20 minutes for all backup and restore jobs.

  1. From the CommCell Console ribbon, click the Home tab, and then click Control Panel.
  2. Under Data, click Job Management.
  3. In the Job Management dialog box, click the Job Restarts tab and select a job from the Job Type list.
  4. To configure restartability for a job type:
    • To disable, clear the Restartable check box.
    • To enable, select the Restartable check box.
  5. Click OK.

Setting the Maximum Number of Restarts

You can set the maximum number of times the Job Manager tries to restart a job after a job phase fails. For all backup and restore jobs, the default maximum number of restarts is 144.

  1. From the CommCell Console ribbon, click the Home tab, and then click Control Panel.
  2. Under Data, click Job Management.
  3. In the Job Management dialog box, click the Job Restarts tab and select a job from the Job Type list.
  4. In the Max Restarts box, type or select the maximum number of restarts for the selected job type.
  5. Click OK.

Setting the Restart Interval

You can set the amount of time the Job Manager waits before restarting a job that has gone into a pending state. For all data protection and data recovery jobs, the default restart interval is 20 minutes.

  1. From the CommCell Console ribbon, click the Home tab, and then click Control Panel.
  2. Under Data, click Job Management.
  3. In the Job Management dialog box, click the Job Restarts tab and select a job from the Job Type list.
  4. In the Restart Interval (Mins) box, type or select the restart interval for the selected job type.
  5. Click OK.

Setting the Phase Retry Interval

You can set the amount of time the Job Manager waits before retrying a job when a phase is unable to start. The default phase retry interval is 10 minutes for all jobs types.

  1. From the CommCell Console ribbon, click the Home tab, and then click Control Panel.
  2. Under Data, click Job Management.
  3. In the Job Management dialog box, click the Job Restarts tab.
  4. In the Start Phase Retry Interval (Mins) box, type or select the phase retry interval.
  5. Click OK.

Configuring the Job Retry Options for Specific Jobs

For agents that support this capability, you can specify the job retry options for specific jobs. The individual settings will override the global setting configured through the Control Panel. For information on the Enable Total Running Time and Kill running jobs when total running time expires check boxes, see Setting the Total Running Time for Jobs.
Job Steps to Configure Job Restart

Backup

  1. From the Backup Options dialog box, click Advanced.
  2. In the Advanced Backup Options dialog box, click Job Retry tab.
  1. Select Enable Total Running Time and specify the maximum elapsed time before a job can be restarted or killed.

  2. Select Kill Running Jobs When Total Running Time Expires to kill the job after reaching the maximum elapsed time.

  3. Select Enable Number Of Retries and specify the number of retries.

  4. Click OK.

Restore

  1. From the Restore Options dialog box, click Advanced.
  2. In the Advanced Restore Options dialog box, click Job Retry tab.
  1. Select Enable Total Running Time and specify the maximum elapsed time before a job can be restarted or killed.

  2. Select Kill Running Jobs When Total Running Time Expires to kill the job after reaching the maximum elapsed time.

  3. Select Enable Number Of Retries and specify the number of retries.

  4. Click OK.

Data Collection

  1. From the Schedule Data Collection Job Options dialog box, click Advanced.
  2. In the Advanced Options dialog box, click Job Retry tab.
  1. Select Enable Total Running Time and specify the maximum elapsed time before a job can be restarted or killed.

  2. Select Kill Running Jobs When Total Running Time Expires to kill the job after reaching the maximum elapsed time.

  3. Select Enable Number Of Retries and specify the number of retries.

  4. Click OK.

Auxiliary Copy

  1. From the AuxCopy Options dialog box, click Advanced.
  2. In the Advanced AuxCopy Options dialog box, click the Job Retry tab.
  1. Select Enable Total Running Time and specify the maximum elapsed time before a job can be restarted or killed.

  2. Select Kill Running Jobs When Total Running Time Expires to kill the job after reaching the maximum elapsed time.

  3. Select Enable Number Of Retries and specify the number of retries.

  4. Click OK.

Disaster Recovery Backup

  1. From the Disaster Recovery Options dialog box, click Advanced.
  2. In the Advanced Disaster Recovery Options dialog box, click Job Retry tab.
  1. Select Enable Total Running Time and specify the maximum elapsed time before a job can be restarted or killed.

  2. Select Kill Running Jobs When Total Running Time Expires to kill the job after reaching the maximum elapsed time.

  3. Select Enable Number Of Retries and specify the number of retries.

  4. Click OK.

Erase Stub

  1. From the Erase Data Selected for Deletion dialog box, click Advanced.
  2. In the Advanced Recover Options dialog box, click Job Retry tab.
  1. Select Enable Total Running Time and specify the maximum elapsed time before a job can be restarted or killed.

  2. Select Kill Running Jobs When Total Running Time Expires to kill the job after reaching the maximum elapsed time.

  3. Select Enable Number Of Retries and specify the number of retries.

  4. Click OK.

Offline Content Indexing

  1. From the Content Indexing Options dialog box, click Advanced.
  2. In the Advanced Content Indexing Options dialog box, click Job Retry tab.
  1. Select Enable Total Running Time and specify the maximum elapsed time before a job can be restarted or killed.

  2. Select Kill Running Jobs When Total Running Time Expires to kill the job after reaching the maximum elapsed time.

  3. Select Enable Number Of Retries and specify the number of retries.

  4. Click OK.

Manually Resuming a Job

You can resume a job and the job status returns to Waiting, Pending, Queued, or Running depending on the availability of resources or the state of the operation windows and activity control settings.

Use the following steps to resume a suspended job:

  1. From the CommCell Console ribbon, on the Home tab, click Job Controller.

  2. Right-click the job and click Resume.

    The suspended job is resumed.