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Need help in importing the Tapes

john10
Level 6

Hi All,

we have to perform DR every 3 months , now the issue is i need to import 6 LTO4 Tapes in HCART5 drives, im able to run the 1st phase succesfully but coming to 2nd phase im not able to see the images to import, could any one help me on this.

master/media server 7.0.1

W2k8

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mph999
Level 6
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http://www.symantec.com/docs/TECH72429

See steps 4 and 5 in particular, are you using a big enough date range - this is thge usual reason for not finidng 'importable images' in phase 2.

TN says NBU 6.x but fine for 7.x as well ...

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mph999
Level 6
Employee Accredited

http://www.symantec.com/docs/TECH72429

See steps 4 and 5 in particular, are you using a big enough date range - this is thge usual reason for not finidng 'importable images' in phase 2.

TN says NBU 6.x but fine for 7.x as well ...

Marianne
Level 6
Partner    VIP    Accredited Certified

Why import?

Why not perform catalog recovery?

As long as media and tape drives are the same density (e.g. hcart or hcart2) there is no problem using LTO4 media in LTO5 tape drives.

john10
Level 6

HI Marianne,

we are doing the import of tapes backup in 1 site to another existing master server site, so if we go for catalog recovery i thing we will loss existing images in DR Master server right ?

Marianne
Level 6
Partner    VIP    Accredited Certified

So, this is dual production.  Not DR.

You may want to Google  'Recovery without Import '.

I will post the link a bit later.

With this process, you simply copy images to the other master, write-protect the tapes and add them to a non-backup pool (e.g. Restore), add FORCE_RESTORE...... entry and start the restore.

(Full details in the White Paper )

john10
Level 6

Yes both are different Backup master servers, oh thanks for your help, from next time we will do that . 

Marianne
Level 6
Partner    VIP    Accredited Certified

The short version:
Recovery Without Import 
http://eval.symantec.com/mktginfo/products/White_Papers/Data_Protection/nbu_wp_replicatingbucatalogs...

The long version (including post-7.5 info): 
Recovery without Import: http://www.symantec.com/docs/TECH28722