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Migrating Master from 5240 Appliance to RHEL

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We're trying to migrate the Master Server from a 5240 Appliance with NetBackup 3.1.2, into a RHEL with NetBackup 8.1.2. Both servers have the same hostname.

We backup up the catalog into a tape and tried to recover it from the target tape. We skip the whole DR section that recreates certificates: we just want the catalog back. The process ends immediately after recovering /usr/openv/netbackup/db/images and ends with a generic error:

EXIT STATUS 1: the requested operation was partially successful.
ERR - Failed to execute command /usr/openv/netbackup/bin/bprestore -w -T -X -C <Master-Hostname> -t 35 -p <Catalog-Policy> -e <Catalog-Backup-Date> -priority 90000 -L "<path>/<date>.log" / on host <Master-Hostname> (1)

I checked the Java Console and noticed only the Policies and the "SLP Windows" were restored. Everything else including the catalog (no old backups were registered) and the long list of tape (media) used was missing.

I noticed that the content of /usr/openv/netbackup/db/images was deleted during the next "Image Cleanup" job. It was never accesible through the Java Console "Catalog" interface, not before nor after rebooting the NetBackup services and PBX. I checked the logs in user_ops and bpdbm and couldn't find anything strange.

Are any aditional steps required to migrate from an Appliance? I could only find the thread about a 5220 that mentioned making symbolic links for the image database using the /cat filesystem:


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Can you show what is inside this file 

-L "<path>/<date>.log"

It should have more meaning full information as from above it is not clear what went wrong.... Maybe not supported file system for /usr/openv|/cat related catalog files and it could not apply ACL's?? Just thinking out loud.

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This restore may not have any meaning to it because the source is Appliance and target is plain RHEL. I am sure you have MSDP or ADV configs created on Appliance which will eventually created after catalog recovery but for obivious reason they wont be available.

if you really need this to work. I think you should adapt a catalog manipulation approach with help of Veritas Professional Services. it would be a seamless migration of your data and catalog. 

Hope it helps.