Simple question really, I'm just trying to restore our production master server to our DR master server (different name), how do I do it?
I do a cold catalog backup to a hard disk at our DR site (the header and image files). However, when I try "bprecover -r -dpath "C:\Program Files\VERITAS\cold catalog pathname", it goes through without error, asking me various yes or no questions, but nothing changes on the DR server?
Suppose my production server and Disaster Server details were like Production Master Details: Hostname : PROMASTER IP Address : 192.168.100.25 Disaster Master Details Hostname ISMASTER IP Address : 192.168.100.52
1) Copied the three Catalog folder to the correct locations from production master to disaster master. 2) Went to \System32\Drivers\etc folder and modified my hosts file to loop requests for PROMASTER to DISMASTER i.e. added this entery to Hosts file 192.168.100.52 PROMASTER
I tried the lmhosts and that was enough to fool netbackup to run the bprecover onto the DR server. I'm now having various errors, which are probably related to the Veritas database getting confused about the servername difference.
Why is this so complicated? All I want to do is setup a DR server and do a hot\cold\any catalog restore, so when a disaster happens all I need are the tapes from offsite.
If I'm correct, the only way to do a veritas catalog recovery is to build a recovery server from scratch using the exact same server name??? This will take time, surely there is another way to do this?
I don't think to change host name is good idea because when you change 192.168.100.52 PROMASTER, on dns will have 1 host name with 2 diff IP address, best way : you need to unplugg the network cable on DR server (it'll be stand alone server), you bprecover on it, good luck
Patrick, 1. The setting discussed is only required on the Master server. 2. There are a couple of ways to do this. Easiest is from the master server: Go into the Host Properties section, Clients sub-section. Double click on the appropriate client. Go to the Servers screen on the Host Properties window. Select an assigned server and click the 'Make Master' button.