NSRJOBD(8)NSRJOBD(8)NAMEnsrjobd - NetWorker Jobs monitoring daemon
The nsrjobd daemon is one of the NetWorker server daemons. It is
responsible for spawning and monitoring of ´jobs´ of NetWorker client
binaries. All executions of save(8), savefs(8) and savegrp(8) are con‐
sidered jobs. Every execution of the binary is considered a separate
job. nsrjobd allows for monitoring and long term recording of Net‐
Worker activities. Ultimately, all functionality requiring monitoring
or remote execution will be considered a job and handled with help of
nsrjobd extends the capabilities previously offered by nsrexec. An
example of where nsrjobd's capabilities are taken advantage of is when
savegrp(8) requires execution of save(8) and savefs(8).
In addition to the remote spawning, nsrjobd collects run-time informa‐
tion to be used by the NetWorker GUI to report and monitor on both
actively running as well as completed jobs.
For storing job related information, nsrjobd maintains its own RAP
database in /nsr/res/jobsdb. To prevent this database from constantly
growing, there is an upper limit of size and a retention period placed
on the data in the database. Data pertaining to completed jobs will be
migrated to an SQL database maintained by the NetWorker GUI, then
deemed eligible for purging from the RAP database. The values for the
retention period and database size are stored in the NSR Resource in
nsrd's RAP database. They are configurable by the administrator. In
contrast to NetWorker's RAP database, nsrjobd's database is considered
an opaque data store for nsrjobd's private use, and thus no tools are
provided for viewing or manipulating its contents.
nsrjobd is started and stopped automatically when nsrd(8) is started
and shut down respectively. It is not meant to be started manually.
nsrjobd uses the client side nsrexecd(8) for remote execution, so the
NetWorker server requesting command execution must be in the client's
Directory holding nsrjobd's RAP database.
SEE ALSOnsrd(8), nsrexecd(8)NetWorker 7.3.2 Aug 23, 06 NSRJOBD(8)