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belse
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11 years ago

Catalog Backup

Hi All,

Could somebody pls explain below 

1:- is it possilble to restore 6.5 version catalog backup to 7.0 version master server and vice versa?

2:- What does happen when we dont have DR file available to restore catalog? All the steps pls.

3: What is the difference between Nerbackup Enterprise server and netbackup server?

Thanks,

Belse

  • 1. NO - it must be the same version, patch level, installation path and server name

    2. You can use bpimport -drfile as long as you know the media id of the tape the catalog is on

    3. Enterprise Server can have a Master plus media servers - plus additional options are available such as Enterprise Disk etc

    Server edition has a single backup Master / Media - you cannot use Enterprise Disk / Enterprise clients (so no VMware etc,)

    Hope this helps

6 Replies

  • 1) I don't recommend it. Restoring a 7.0 catalog backup to a 6.5 is NOT supported

    2) You import the catalog backup tape / image from disk

    3) Enterprise = media server, server alone just Master server (and clients)

  • 1:- is it possilble to restore 6.5 version catalog backup to 7.0 version master server and vice versa?

    Not only is it not recommended, it won't work at all.

  • 1. NO - it must be the same version, patch level, installation path and server name

    2. You can use bpimport -drfile as long as you know the media id of the tape the catalog is on

    3. Enterprise Server can have a Master plus media servers - plus additional options are available such as Enterprise Disk etc

    Server edition has a single backup Master / Media - you cannot use Enterprise Disk / Enterprise clients (so no VMware etc,)

    Hope this helps

  • 1-. NO -  Not possible.

    2. You can import from the tape. I would recommend to have dual copy of catalog both on disk and tape.

    3. In real life, netbackup server is a netbackup domain consist of a master server, clients and agents

    No media servers, no san media servers, no VM support and no API robots.

     

     

    please reffer to the following post.
     

    https://www-secure.symantec.com/connect/forums/catalog-backup-14

     

     

     

  • Hi All,

    I have been trying to recover DR file but getting the below error.

    I am trying to recover the dr file in C:\Catalog folder. Could somebody help me pls? Its in basic disc and A00003 is the directory path in C:\

     

    C:\Program Files\Veritas\NetBackup\bin\admincmd>bpimport -drfile c:\A00003 C:\Ca
    talog
    bpimport: unrecognized option C:\Catalog
     
    bpimport: -create_db_info -id <media_id or path> |
        -stype server_type
        [-dp disk_pool_name [-dv disk_volume]]
        [-server <name>] [-L <output_file> [-en]] [-passwd] [-local]
        [-nh <ndmp host> [-mst media_subtype]] [-priority <number>]
     
    bpimport: -drfile <media_id or path> -drfile_dest <fully_qualified_dir_name_on_m
    aster>
        [-client <name>] [-server <name>] [-L <output_file> [-en]] [-passwd]
        [-priority <number>]
     
    bpimport: [-l] [-p] [-pb] [-PD] [-PM] [-v] [-local] [-client <name>]
        [-M master_server]
        [-Bidfile <file_name>]
        [-st <sched_type>] [-sl <sched_label>] [-L <output_file> [-en]]
        [-policy <name>] [-s <startdate>] [-e <enddate>]
        [-pt <policy_type>] [-hoursago <hours>] [-cn <copy number>]
        [-backupid <backup_id>] [[-id <media_id or path>] |
        [-stype server_type]
        [-dp disk_pool_name [-dv disk_volume]]] [-priority <number>]
     
           Valid values for sched_type:
               FULL, INCR, CINC, UBAK, UARC, NOT_ARCHIVE
     
           Valid values for policy_type:
               Standard,  NetWare,  MS-Windows,  OS/2,
               AFS,  DataStore,  NBU-Catalog,  Generic,
               PureDisk-Export