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mkasapi
Level 3
Partner Accredited

we have the old Master ( Linux machine ) which was replaced by two Flex Appliances 5250 on two different sites

the new Masters/Media are on different domain

there is some images we want to keep from the old master for some months

is there any way to transfer the old images to the new appliances just to keep a backup for some months ?

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davidmoline
Level 6
Employee

Hi @mkasapi 

Depending on what NetBackup versions are involved, you may be able to use nbreplicate to transfer the images. You should also be able to perform a 2 phase import in the new domain (depending on where the backups are stored). 

Cheers
David

 

 

StefanosM
Level 6
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I assume that your backups are on MSDP. Then you have to

  • create a trust relationship with your masters and add the opposite master certificate to your media servers (and to the worm MSDP if you have one).
  • add the FLEX MSDP to the old domain MSDP server as target (AIR configuration)
  • create an import SLP at your target domain
  • gather your images to one or more files
  • run form the old master the command
    nbreplicate -Bidfile <file_with_the_images> -slp_name SLP_AT_REMOTE -target_sts remote_STS_server

if all are correct, you will have your backups at the remote site. The nbreplicate will delete the <file_with_the_images>, so keep a copy in case you need to run it again.
Also, there is a possibility that the nbreplicate command failed after transferring the images. Wait for some time and check the target domain for the backups. If the catalog (GUI) or the bpimagelist command list the images, you are ok

If your backups are on tape, my suggestion is to do nothing and let the images expire. If you need a restore you must add the library to the Flex appliance, configure it and run the import procedure.

mkasapi
Level 3
Partner Accredited

Hi @davidmoline and thanks for your respond

The old NB is version 8.0 the new ones are 9.1

now the images are stored on different domains but there is communication between them i mean through network

 

Thanks

 

DPeaco
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if all are correct, you will have your backups at the remote site. The nbreplicate will delete the <file_with_the_images>, so keep a copy in case you need to run it again.
Also, there is a possibility that the nbreplicate command failed after transferring the images. Wait for some time and check the target domain for the backups. If the catalog (GUI) or the bpimagelist command list the images, you are ok

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That is very sound advice right there! Kudos to you @StefanosM 

Thanks,
Dennis