Control Group EXIT Entries

If the first entry in a control group is an *EXIT, it is processed before any subsystem or job queue processing is done during pre-processing for the STRBKUBRM command. Note: The Weekly Activity field for the first entry must indicate that it will run, otherwise it will be ignored and if the next entry is an active *EXIT, it will be treated as a pre-processing *EXIT entry.


If the last entry in a control group is an *EXIT, it is processed after any subsystem or job queue processing is done during post-processing for the STRBKUBRM command. Note: The Weekly Activity field for the last entry must indicate that it will run, otherwise it will be ignored and if the previous entry is an active *EXIT, it will be treated as a post-processing *EXIT entry.


BRMS provides control groups that can be used for Lotus Domino Server related backups (see the example below for control group QLTSSVR). These BRMS provided control groups contain empty *EXIT entries that cause the SAVDOMBRM *EXIT entries to be run after pre-processing and before post-processing. The empty *EXIT entries can be changed to do any needed pre-processing and post-processing but they should not be used for save operations such as SAVDOMBRM.

NOTE: The SAVTYPE parameter on the SAVDOMBRM command in an *EXIT entry of a control group should not be specified, it will be set as needed by BRMS.


Example of entries in the QLTSSVR control group


Seq
Backup Items
Weekly
Activity
SMTWTFS
Exit command
10*EXIT*DFTACT
20*EXIT*DFTACTSAVDOMBRM SERVER(DOM1) CTLGRP(QLTSSVR)
30*EXIT*DFTACTSAVDOMBRM SERVER(DOM2) CTLGRP(QLTSSVR)
40*EXIT*DFTACT


You can specify files and directories to be omitted from the save on the SAVDOMBRM command. The rules for specifying the objects to omit are:

  • The object name is relative to the server's data directory,
  • The name specified on the OMIT parameter is case sensitive,
  • A maximum of 300 objects can be specified on the OMIT parameter,
  • A pattern can be specified for the object name.


Examples

  • If the server path is '/domserv01/notes/data ' (as seen on the WRKDOMSVR, F11 screen) and you want to omit all files in the Mail directory that resides under the data directory, you would enter the following OMIT parameter on the SAVDOMBRM command: OMIT(('Mail/*'))
  • If you had specified OMIT(('mail/*')) in the above example, and the actual directory name is Mail, the command would not have omitted any files from the Mail sub-directory because the case of the name didn't match ('Mail' vs. 'mail'). To determine what case you should specify for a name, do a WRKDOMSVR, then option 12 against the server in question (this option will display a Work with Object Links screen). The list of files and directories are displayed with the case sensitivity that would be used if specifying them on the OMIT parameter of the SAVDOMBRM command.
  • If you wanted to omit all the files under the Mail directory that started with 'aB', you would specify the following on the OMIT parameter of SAVDOMBRM: OMIT(('Mail/aB*'))