Our environment is 1 master server and 3 media servers, running 126.96.36.199. Each media server has it's own media server deduplication pool. All running Windows 2008 R2 SP1. Two media servers are local, and the other one is on another datacenter. The two local ones, do SLP Duplication policies to send some jobs to the remote one. And the remote one, does the same.
When we had originally configured the netbackup client to backup the media servers, they just got placed in a standard windows policy to backup "All Local Drives" This became a problem right away as they were trying to backup the actual images on the MSDP (mounted on Drive E:\).
After major cleanup, I now created policies to backup each media server, however, what's the best way to back them up and of course exclude E:\? Also, I assume for performance reasons, it would make sense to backup each media server to it's own MSDP, as the backup will then be replicated to the remote site? Or should I cross backup the local media servers instead - granted, I believe this would give me additional protection in the event a local media server goes bad - I would be able to recover from the local copy and not the remote, right?
But to exclude E: I seem to have to ways:
A) Exclude E:\ from the netbackup client or
B) Set up the backup policy to backup C:\, System State, Shadow Copy Components
I'm afraid to attempt the first option in case the images are attempted to get backed up again. And the second option, I am getting several errors about files not being able to be read. Does the 'All Local Drives' option have a default set of file that get exclude these additional directories?