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14 years ago

bprestore CLI command

Hi Everybody,

I have this problem. I trying to restore some file using bprestore CLI command line

The sintax is the follow:

bprestore -B -L c:\temp\log1.txt -C source_server -D destination server -s 11/30/2008 -e 12/04/2008 -R C:\temp\pippo.txt -f C:\temp\topolino.txt

where pippo.txt is:
change /path/path1/ to /C/temp/CRSTD_BD/

and topolino.txt is:


The result is
in the GUI : Exit Status: 227 (no entity was found)
in dos-shell is:
Invalid line length in line:
EXIT STATUS 144: invalid command usage

Source server is an AIX machine , destination server is a windows machine. I used the upper case for the driver letter ( for windows system)
If I try to restore only a single file ( for example XXX810.DEL ) the restore works fine. The problem occured when I use the -f option.
So where is the problem ?

Thanks in advance
  • First of all see why you're getting status 227 (no entity found).

    If you run bplist, do you see folders/files as expected? e.g.
    bplist -C <source_client>  -s 11/30/2008 -e 12/04/2008 -R 3 /

    You seem to be restoring Unix data to Windows?
    If that's the case, you will probably have to add '-t 1' to bplist and bprestore commands to specify Standard policy type. The default on a Windows master will probably be 13 (MS-Windows-NT) for policy type.

    When bplist gives you the desired output, have a look this TN for bprestore cmd usage on Windows:

    My personal experience when assisting a customer some time ago:

    ... cmd restore is NOT as simple as explained in the TechNote:

    The RenameFile needs a <CR> at the end of the line!! If the <CR> is absent, the 'rename' does not work, and the data is restored to the original location.

    This is what my commands/files looked like (we were restoring folders):

    C:\VERITAS\NetBackup\bin\bprestore -B -L C:\Temp\log10.txt -R C:\Temp\restore -C jayaar -D jayaar -t 13  -f C:\temp\restorefile1

    (-C = source client, e.g. FP02; -D = destination client, e.g FP04)


    C:\Temp\restore :

    rename 12 /C/marianne/ 13 /C/morejunk1/    (REMEMBER the <CR> at the end of the line!!!)


    C:\temp\restorefile1 :


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