Can you read a Netbackup tape regardless of version? or must the version match that of the server that wrote the tape? The catalog for the dates in question I am looking for are already expired, and as this date is before we upgraded to NBU7.6.x I am trying to recover the catalog.
Backstory, trying to recover a cold catalog without knowing the version it was written with. so far I have gotten errors on both NBU 6.5 and 6.5.6 trying to read the tape.
bash-3.2# bpimport -drfile XXXXL3 -drfile_dest /var/tmp
Import phase 1 started Wed Sep 28 13:15:49 2016
INF - Create DB information for media id XXXXL3.
INF - Initiation of bptm process to phase 1 import media id XXXXL3 was successful.
INF - Status = cannot read media header, may not be NetBackup media or is corrupted.
INF - Consult the Activity Monitor for more information about this job.
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I was trying to recover the catalog tapes so I could get 6 months of catalog data, and not just 1 week. Also I wanted to avoid reading 60+ tapes that were sent offsite that week. The only data I have is what that they were doing cold cataloging at the time, and what tapes were sent offsite that week. I performed a 6.x to 7.x in about 2012 but a request for data prior to my hire in 2010 when the retension was set to 6 months has been made. I was hoping to recover the catalog on a test system to have 6 months worth of data for restores of data back in 2010.
this was help enough!
bash-3.2# bprecover -r -m XXXXL3 -d hcart3
Recover SERVER:/usr/openv/netbackup/db y/n (n)? y
RecoverSERVER:/usr/openv/volmgr/database y/n (n)? y
RecoverSERVER:/usr/openv/var/auth y/n (n)? y
RecoverSERVER:/usr/openv/var/global y/n (n)? y