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restore data from the NBU7.7.3 removed media(catridge)

raz_kamal
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How to restore data from symantec netbackup 7.7.3 old(removed) catridge 

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Marianne
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In the NetBackup Admin Console.
Expand 'NetBackup Management', Click on Policies.

I strongly advise that you download NetBackup Admin Guide I. 
7.7 link: NetBackup 7.7.2 Administrator's Guide Volume I
All 7.7 manuals: http://www.veritas.com/docs/000094423




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Marianne
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@raz_kamal 

Please explain what you mean with 'removed' media? 

Is it removed from the tape library and still available to be put back into the library? 

Are the backup images on this media still valid (unexpired)? 

@Marianne

Hi

We are maintaing incrimental backup proceedure if the catridge is full we remove the that media and replaces with new empty media like the process goes.

Here my qusetion is  "is the data in the removed catridge is valid or not" and how can retrieve the data from the removed catridge  

 

it is a removed catridge (6.25TB) ,

Marianne
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@raz_kamal 

The ONLY thing that determines if data is valid or not, is the Retention Level/Period that you have selected in the Policy Schedule(s). 
The location of the tapes does not matter. 

If you start a restore and the tape is not in the robot, you will be prompted in Activity Monitor to insert the tape. 

@Marianne 

Thanks for quick reply ,where can I find my policy details

Marianne
Level 6
Partner    VIP    Accredited Certified

In the NetBackup Admin Console.
Expand 'NetBackup Management', Click on Policies.

I strongly advise that you download NetBackup Admin Guide I. 
7.7 link: NetBackup 7.7.2 Administrator's Guide Volume I
All 7.7 manuals: http://www.veritas.com/docs/000094423




@Marianne 

Hi

We have Retention level "9" and retention period "Infinity" , is this means that the data is valid for life time?,can we use the data at any time? 

sdo
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Yes, infinite retention backup data will be retained (indexed / catalogued) within a NetBackup environment forever.  If you remove the tape cartridge from the drive(s)/library then you will obviously need to put the tape cartridge back inside the drive(s)/library in order to be able to actually restore anything.

N.B:  my advice is to physically write protect the tape cartridge if/when you remove it for safe keeping.