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Is this possible??

I need to know whether or not it is possible to import Windows Generated Netbackup 6.5.x tapes on a Linux NetBackup Master/Media server and vice versa.  The server is standard, and stand-alone.


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It shouldn't be a problem at

It shouldn't be a problem at all.   I'be been mixing Solaris, Windows, HPUX, and Linux media servers for years.  
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It's just a tar...

You can import tape anywhere where you can run tar...

Also you can share tape media between any supported platform
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Bearing in mind...

that you can import images from older versions of NetBackup (although there are limitations) & also from BackupExec, then you should have no problems at all.

To quote the Admin Guide for 6.5:

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NetBackup can import backups that have expired, backups from another NetBackup server, or backups written by Backup Exec for Windows. (Supports Backup Exec versions 7.0 through 9.1.)
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Although (not relevant to you but just thought I'd add this!):

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NetBackup does not support reading Backup Exec media that written by Backup Exec for NetWare.
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Thanks guys....

Thanks guys....
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it should work

Hi

From my experience, you will get into some hiccups. (Forgive me for this statement! ) Smiley Happy

This is due to the difference in blocksize. Very useful links:

http://seer.entsupport.symantec.com/docs/270178.htm
http://seer.entsupport.symantec.com/docs/278934.htm