I've recently inherited a Netbackup system (I believe it's running 5.1 MP6, though can't be 100% sure it's not MP5), and have been tasked with keeping it alive until the new owner company can migrate all the clients we have off to their new solution.
As part of this, our bigwigs want the 10TB fibre-attached array that's attached to the backup server so they can use it elsewhere. The problem is that we currently have a good 1.3TB of backup images on this array unit, which need to be kept for the next 7 years or so (as one of our customers insists that we keep their backup images this long).
Is there a simple way for us to migrate these images from disk to tape, in order that our management can have their new toy?
I know a fair bit about managing the system on a daily basis, but I've never looked into this before. I found a couple of kludgey ways that would work, but one of them included detailed documentation (which would inevitably get lost between now and 7 years' time), and the other included putting another (old spare SCSI) array on the back end, which the management instantly dismissed because they seem to think that defeats the point of what they want (basically, they're management, so they don't know what they want!).
I would search for all images on disk for all clients there with bpimagelist command.
Later on I would duplicate these images with the desired retention period using command bpduplicate and makes the duplicates as a primary copy.
All needed help You will find here:
Thanks for that quebek, it looks like it might be exactly what I need!
The bright spark management made our previous administrator redundant without thinking that they might like to ask him for any documentation or anything, so I'm having to muddle through it as best I can.
That unix guide you've linked to ought to be very useful in the future!
Thanks again, and I'll keep this thread updated with any issues/progress I come across.
BTW to check which version You do have You can try to use these commands - assuming server is on UNIX:
cat /usr/openv/pack/pack.history - this one might be long one ;D
# DO NOT EDIT THIS FILE !
#* means installed patch was preceded by this patch.
#+ means that the installed patch installed this patch as a dependency.
NB_CLT_51_5_M installed. +NB_51_5_M
NB_51_5_M installed. *NB_CLT_51_5_M
And the pack.history is stupidly long, as you suggested, so I won't bother to post that here (it's longer than my SSH client can display even in its default history, and the other two files seem to tell us :) )
Thought it might still be MP5, turns out from the above that it seems to be.