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solution = restore to remote site

Hi there,

This would be my first post.

I have scenario whereby i need to restore my data to new remote site. Basically need simple solution to complete restore by this weekend - super urgent task.

Primary site setup;

Master server = Windows 2008 Server R2

Media Server = IBM AIX 7.1

Tape library = Quantum scalar i80 with (4 units LTO Ulrium5 tape drives)

Veritas Netbackup version = Symantec Netbackup version 7.1

Remote site setup;

Unix server (IBM server)

Tape drives = IBM LTO Ultrium 5

Appreciated feedback & solution from you all.

Thank you in advance.

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hi, you have 2 ways to

hi,

you have 2 ways to compleate the restore

1) Import of catalogs

2) with out Import

 

ofr Import option, you need to find the list of tapes that are having the data  , move those tapes to the destination Master server and start the Phase 1 and 2 of Imports and then start restore. its time taking process 

see the below T/N for import Porcess

http://www.symantec.com/business/support/index?page=content&id=TECH43584

 

for sencond option:-

along with moving the tapes phycisally to the destination , you need to copy the catalogs form source master to desintation master , and then start the restore

its a pretty quick process.

check the below doc for detail info

http://eval.symantec.com/mktginfo/products/White_Papers/Data_Protection/nbu_wp_replicatingbucatalogs_103003.pdf

 

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hi, you have 2 ways to

hi,

you have 2 ways to compleate the restore

1) Import of catalogs

2) with out Import

 

ofr Import option, you need to find the list of tapes that are having the data  , move those tapes to the destination Master server and start the Phase 1 and 2 of Imports and then start restore. its time taking process 

see the below T/N for import Porcess

http://www.symantec.com/business/support/index?page=content&id=TECH43584

 

for sencond option:-

along with moving the tapes phycisally to the destination , you need to copy the catalogs form source master to desintation master , and then start the restore

its a pretty quick process.

check the below doc for detail info

http://eval.symantec.com/mktginfo/products/White_Papers/Data_Protection/nbu_wp_replicatingbucatalogs_103003.pdf

 

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Hi Nagalla, Great ! thanks

Hi Nagalla,

Great ! thanks for both solution for me to choose.

I will need to digest and choose what suits me.

Both have pro & con, 1st solution looks easy but time consuming.

2nd solution might not suits me coz I have AIX server at remote site (while at primary site, My master server is Windows). But I have windows server at remote site but not connect to tape drive. Can I setup that windows server as master server without physically connect to tape drive ?

My goal is to restore the data to AIX server at remote site. Data size = 900 GB.

Any luck ?

regards

Imra

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yes, you can setup windows as

yes,

you can setup windows as Master server and use AIX as media server (as its connected with tape drive ) in remote site,and  then use second option.

and you can do the restore anywhere you want as a client.

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Can I assume that the link

Can I assume that the link between the sites is not enough to duplicate all data across?

If not then the best way (provided that the sites are isolated from each other) would be to have create a Windows Master at the remote site (must have same name and NetBackup installed to same drive letter and location and of same patch level) and then do a catalog restore to it.

If the media server at the remote site also has the same name as the one on the live site then it will make things really easy, otherwise you will need to change ownership of all media once you have done the catalog restore so that you remote site media server can do the restores

Also be careful when setting up the library on the remote site as it will need to read barcode labels in the same way and you will also need to make sure the barcode rules and Media ID Genration rules work the same as the production site so that you do not get any media id conflicts

Good Luck!

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HI Nagalla & Mark, Sorry for

HI Nagalla & Mark,

Sorry for late reply as I was busy during weekend. Lucky for me the installation was postpone to this week.

Thank you both for your reply & recommendation, anyway below few things stuck in my mind.

 

Nagalla,

Yes I would choose 2nd option (after discussion with my team)

 

Mark,

Yes indeed link was the bottleneck. I will configure master server (Windows) at remote site similar to live site. But currently propose media server at remote site have different name compared to live site (and cannot be change ..So will this affect/complicate my task

Appreciated if you just summarize 'catalog restore' , bullet point will do.

For tape barcode, remote site will be single tape drive (LTO Ultrium5) direct connect to AIX (media) server and using SAS cable. While at live site, tape library connect to SAN switch (fibre connectivity) with 4 units LTO Ultrium tape drive. I hope this will be straight forward things.

Hope this clarifies, thank you in advance.

 

 

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Hi Nagalla, Quick one, on

Hi Nagalla,

Quick one, on page 3 (2nd option=recovery without import), could you elaborate below;

On the recovery site, perform the following steps

7. Merge the copied images into the catalog

Appreciated your reply.

Thanks.

 

 

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hi, its the keeping the

hi,

its the keeping the catalogs in destination master , that you copied from source site(from step 5) to the location 

/usr/openv/netbackup/db/images/<client name>

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Simply copy them into correct

Simply copy them into correct client folder under ...\netbackup\db\images.

Latest version of Recover Without Import doc:

http://www.symantec.com/docs/TECH28722

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Hi Nagalla & Marianne, Ooh OK

Hi Nagalla & Marianne,

Ooh OK understand the words.

Many THANKS !

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If the Master at the remote

If the Master at the remote site has to have a different name then you cannot do a catalog restore so your only options are to do the "recover without import" or to use de-dupe on both sites and then use AIR to replicate your backups across (far easier than trying to do everything with a standalone tape drive!)

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Hi Mark, Sorry for late

Hi Mark,

Sorry for late reply. I have setup Master at remote site similar to live site. But now i have few issues;

1. I got status 46 = server not allowed access. When try to connect to my Media Server (ibm aix) from my Master Server at remote site.

Remote site setup;

Master server = Windows Server 2008R2 Svr

Media Server = IBM AIX V7.1

Tape Drive = IBM 3580 Ultrium5 Tape drive - direct connect to Media Server (SAS connection)

My question, how to add Media Server in Master Server ?

FYI I have add Master Server name in bp.conf file (at media server) and add in Media Server IP address in Master Server hosts file. Ping was OK, vice versa between master & media server. I reckon this could be connection issue. Please assist/advice.

2. Unable to launch jnbSA from Media Server: Basically on issue No X11 DISPLAY variable was set. But I'll try try to resolve this issue by myself, checking on forum etc. But if you have solution for this issue, do let me know ...

THANK YOU IN ADVANCE.

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how to add Media Server in

how to add Media Server in Master Server ?

Host Properties -> Server -> Additional Servers -> Add
Restart NBU on Master server

Unable to launch jnbSA from Media Server

ALL management/config/restore can be done from GUI on the Windows master. 
Why do you need the Java GUI on the media server?
Similar forum discussion: https://www-secure.symantec.com/connect/forums/could-no-start-gui-client-console-client-backup-and-r...

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Hi Marianne, have try &

Hi Marianne,

have try & successfully add Media Server but still not appear in Media Server list in host properties.

Even after restart all NBU services & restart master server still Media Server not appear. What possibly could be so complicated. Not to mention catalog restore afterwards. Would appreciated your assist...

Agree with you, will manage from Master Server. Thanks for quick respond.

 

 

 

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 still not appear in Media

 still not appear in Media Server list in host properties.

 

did you add the Media server info into EMM server, ?

if not use below commnd in master server to add the Media server into EMM

 

/usr/openv/netbackup/bin/admincmd/nbemmcmd -addhost -machinename <mediaservername> -machinetype media -netbackupversion 6.5.6 -operatingsystem <OS> -masterserver <masterserverName>

 

what is the status 46 = server not allowed acces, does it resolved?

its a name resolution issue or bp.conf entiries issue in media server

did your media servre bp.conf have the Master server entry and does it able to resolve master name and IP address

.

 

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Did you add all required

Did you add all required licenses on Media Server? Enterprise Server Library Based Tape drives Did you run Device Config Wizard for Media server? Media Server name will only appear in Host Properties Media Server list once a Storage Unit exists for the Media server (although STU is only used for backups, not restores).
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hi Nagalla, now able to add

hi Nagalla,

now able to add media server from commnad line you fwd. thanks.

But failed when try adding tape drive (device coinfig wizard) - could not connect to vmd on host status 70

status code 46 no more already - overlook the /etc/hosts file in Master server

Already add Master server entry in Media server bp.conf file

 

Hi Marianne,

License already taking care off in Media server

Problem to run device config media manager due to vmd status 70.

Pls assist. Thank you in advance.

 

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Please post output of these

Please post output of these commands on master server: nbemmcmd -listhosts -verbose nbemmcmd -getemmserver On media server: bpps -x cat /usr/openv/netbackup/bp.conf
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Hi Marianne, Here you go as

Hi Marianne,

Here you go as requested - followed in order

 



C:\Program Files\Veritas\NetBackup\bin>cd admincmd

C:\Program Files\Veritas\NetBackup\bin\admincmd>nbemmcmd -listhosts -verbose
NBEMMCMD, Version:7.1
The following hosts were found:
backupserver
        MachineName = "backupserver"
        FQName = "backupserver"
        MachineDescription = ""
        MachineNbuType = server (6)
backupserver
        ClusterName = ""
        MachineName = "backupserver"
        FQName = "backupserver"
        GlobalDriveSeed = "VEND:#.Smiley TongueROD:#.:IDX"
        LocalDriveSeed = ""
        MachineDescription = ""
        MachineFlags = 0x17
        MachineNbuType = master (3)
        MachineState = active for disk jobs (12)
        NetBackupVersion = 7.1.0.0 (710000)
        OperatingSystem = windows (11)
        ScanAbility = 5
ibmdb3
        ClusterName = ""
        MachineName = "ibmdb3"
        FQName = "ibmdb3"
        LocalDriveSeed = ""
        MachineDescription = ""
        MachineFlags = 0
        MachineNbuType = media (1)
        MachineState = active for disk jobs (12)
        MasterServerName = "backupserver"
        NetBackupVersion = 7.1.0.0 (710000)
        OperatingSystem = rs6000 (5)
        ScanAbility = 5
Command completed successfully.

C:\Program Files\Veritas\NetBackup\bin\admincmd>


> NetBackup Bare Metal Restore Master Server
> NetBackup Bare Metal Restore Master Server -- STOPPED
> NetBackup Service Monitor
> NetBackup Service Monitor -- STOPPED
> NetBackup Agent Request Server
> NetBackup Agent Request Server -- STOPPED
> NetBackup Storage Lifecycle Manager
> NetBackup Storage Lifecycle Manager -- STOPPED
> NetBackup Key Management Service
> NetBackup Key Management Service -- STOPPED
> NetBackup Vault Manager
> NetBackup Vault Manager -- STOPPED
> NetBackup Service Layer
> NetBackup Service Layer -- STOPPED
> NetBackup Policy Execution Manager
> NetBackup Policy Execution Manager -- STOPPED
> NetBackup Job Manager
> NetBackup Job Manager -- STOPPED
> NetBackup Request Daemon
> NetBackup Request Daemon -- STOPPED
> NetBackup Compatibility Service
> NetBackup Compatibility Service -- STOPPED
> NetBackup Database Manager
> NetBackup Database Manager -- STOPPED
> NetBackup Audit Manager
> NetBackup Audit Manager -- STOPPED
> NetBackup Authorization
> NetBackup Authorization -- DISABLED
> NetBackup Authentication
> NetBackup Authentication -- DISABLED
> NetBackup Deduplication Engine
> NetBackup Deduplication Engine -- STOPPED
> NetBackup Deduplication Manager
> NetBackup Deduplication Manager -- STOPPED
> NetBackup Remote Manager and Monitor Service
> NetBackup Remote Manager and Monitor Service -- STOPPED
> NetBackup Device Manager
> NetBackup Device Manager -- STOPPED
> NetBackup Volume Manager
> NetBackup Volume Manager -- STOPPED
> NetBackup Resource Broker
> NetBackup Resource Broker -- STOPPED
> NetBackup Enterprise Media Manager
> NetBackup Enterprise Media Manager -- STOPPED
> NetBackup Relational Database Manager
> NetBackup Relational Database Manager -- STOPPED
> NetBackup Event Manager
> NetBackup Event Manager -- STOPPED
> NetBackup SAN Client Fibre Transport Service
> NetBackup SAN Client Fibre Transport Service -- STOPPED
> NetBackup Client Service
> NetBackup Client Service -- STOPPED
> NetBackup Legacy Client Service
> NetBackup Legacy Client Service -- STOPPED
> NetBackup Legacy Network Service
> NetBackup Legacy Network Service -- STOPPED

Shutdown completed successfully.

C:\Program Files\Veritas\NetBackup\bin>bpup -f -v

NetBackup 7.1 -- Startup Utility

Starting services
> NetBackup Legacy Network Service
> NetBackup Legacy Network Service -- STARTED
> NetBackup Legacy Client Service
> NetBackup Legacy Client Service -- STARTED
> NetBackup Client Service
> NetBackup Client Service -- STARTED
> NetBackup SAN Client Fibre Transport Service
> NetBackup SAN Client Fibre Transport Service -- STARTED
> NetBackup Event Manager
> NetBackup Event Manager -- STARTED
> NetBackup Relational Database Manager
> NetBackup Relational Database Manager -- STARTED
> NetBackup Enterprise Media Manager
> NetBackup Enterprise Media Manager -- STARTED
> NetBackup Resource Broker
> NetBackup Resource Broker -- STARTED
> NetBackup Volume Manager
> NetBackup Volume Manager -- STARTED
> NetBackup Device Manager
> NetBackup Device Manager -- STARTED
> NetBackup Remote Manager and Monitor Service
> NetBackup Remote Manager and Monitor Service -- STARTED
> NetBackup Deduplication Manager
> NetBackup Deduplication Manager -- NOT STARTED
> NetBackup Deduplication Engine
> NetBackup Deduplication Engine -- NOT STARTED
> NetBackup Authentication
> NetBackup Authentication -- DISABLED
> NetBackup Authorization
> NetBackup Authorization -- DISABLED
> NetBackup Audit Manager
> NetBackup Audit Manager -- STARTED
> NetBackup Database Manager
> NetBackup Database Manager -- STARTED
> NetBackup Compatibility Service
> NetBackup Compatibility Service -- STARTED
> NetBackup Request Daemon
> NetBackup Request Daemon -- STARTED
> NetBackup Job Manager
> NetBackup Job Manager -- STARTED
> NetBackup Policy Execution Manager
> NetBackup Policy Execution Manager -- STARTED
> NetBackup Service Layer
> NetBackup Service Layer -- STARTED
> NetBackup Vault Manager
> NetBackup Vault Manager -- STARTED
> NetBackup Key Management Service
> NetBackup Key Management Service -- STARTED
> NetBackup Storage Lifecycle Manager
> NetBackup Storage Lifecycle Manager -- STARTED
> NetBackup Agent Request Server
> NetBackup Agent Request Server -- STARTED
> NetBackup Service Monitor
> NetBackup Service Monitor -- STARTED
> NetBackup Bare Metal Restore Master Server
> NetBackup Bare Metal Restore Master Server -- STARTED
> NetBackup Bare Metal Restore Boot Server
> NetBackup Bare Metal Restore Boot Server -- STARTED
Start up of one or more services failed.

C:\Program Files\Veritas\NetBackup\bin>bpdown -f -v

NetBackup 7.1 -- Shutdown Utility

Shutting down services
> NetBackup Bare Metal Restore Boot Server
> NetBackup Bare Metal Restore Boot Server -- STOPPED
> NetBackup Bare Metal Restore Master Server
> NetBackup Bare Metal Restore Master Server -- STOPPED
> NetBackup Service Monitor
> NetBackup Service Monitor -- STOPPED
> NetBackup Agent Request Server
> NetBackup Agent Request Server -- STOPPED
> NetBackup Storage Lifecycle Manager
> NetBackup Storage Lifecycle Manager -- STOPPED
> NetBackup Key Management Service
> NetBackup Key Management Service -- STOPPED
> NetBackup Vault Manager
> NetBackup Vault Manager -- STOPPED
> NetBackup Service Layer
> NetBackup Service Layer -- STOPPED
> NetBackup Policy Execution Manager
> NetBackup Policy Execution Manager -- STOPPED
> NetBackup Job Manager
> NetBackup Job Manager -- STOPPED
> NetBackup Request Daemon
> NetBackup Request Daemon -- STOPPED
> NetBackup Compatibility Service
> NetBackup Compatibility Service -- STOPPED
> NetBackup Database Manager
> NetBackup Database Manager -- STOPPED
> NetBackup Audit Manager
> NetBackup Audit Manager -- STOPPED
> NetBackup Authorization
> NetBackup Authorization -- DISABLED
> NetBackup Authentication
> NetBackup Authentication -- DISABLED
> NetBackup Deduplication Engine
> NetBackup Deduplication Engine -- STOPPED
> NetBackup Deduplication Manager
> NetBackup Deduplication Manager -- STOPPED
> NetBackup Remote Manager and Monitor Service
> NetBackup Remote Manager and Monitor Service -- STOPPED
> NetBackup Device Manager
> NetBackup Device Manager -- STOPPED
> NetBackup Volume Manager
> NetBackup Volume Manager -- STOPPED
> NetBackup Resource Broker
> NetBackup Resource Broker -- STOPPED
> NetBackup Enterprise Media Manager
> NetBackup Enterprise Media Manager -- STOPPED
> NetBackup Relational Database Manager
> NetBackup Relational Database Manager -- STOPPED
> NetBackup Event Manager
> NetBackup Event Manager -- STOPPED
> NetBackup SAN Client Fibre Transport Service
> NetBackup SAN Client Fibre Transport Service -- STOPPED
> NetBackup Client Service
> NetBackup Client Service -- STOPPED
> NetBackup Legacy Client Service
> NetBackup Legacy Client Service -- STOPPED
> NetBackup Legacy Network Service
> NetBackup Legacy Network Service -- STOPPED

Shutdown completed successfully.

C:\Program Files\Veritas\NetBackup\bin>bpup -f -v

NetBackup 7.1 -- Startup Utility

Starting services
> NetBackup Legacy Network Service
> NetBackup Legacy Network Service -- STARTED
> NetBackup Legacy Client Service
> NetBackup Legacy Client Service -- STARTED
> NetBackup Client Service
> NetBackup Client Service -- STARTED
> NetBackup SAN Client Fibre Transport Service
> NetBackup SAN Client Fibre Transport Service -- STARTED
> NetBackup Event Manager
> NetBackup Event Manager -- STARTED
> NetBackup Relational Database Manager
> NetBackup Relational Database Manager -- STARTED
> NetBackup Enterprise Media Manager
> NetBackup Enterprise Media Manager -- STARTED
> NetBackup Resource Broker
> NetBackup Resource Broker -- STARTED
> NetBackup Volume Manager
> NetBackup Volume Manager -- STARTED
> NetBackup Device Manager
> NetBackup Device Manager -- STARTED
> NetBackup Remote Manager and Monitor Service
> NetBackup Remote Manager and Monitor Service -- STARTED
> NetBackup Deduplication Manager
> NetBackup Deduplication Manager -- NOT STARTED
> NetBackup Deduplication Engine
> NetBackup Deduplication Engine -- NOT STARTED
> NetBackup Authentication
> NetBackup Authentication -- DISABLED
> NetBackup Authorization
> NetBackup Authorization -- DISABLED
> NetBackup Audit Manager
> NetBackup Audit Manager -- STARTED
> NetBackup Database Manager
> NetBackup Database Manager -- STARTED
> NetBackup Compatibility Service
> NetBackup Compatibility Service -- STARTED
> NetBackup Request Daemon
> NetBackup Request Daemon -- STARTED
> NetBackup Job Manager
> NetBackup Job Manager -- STARTED
> NetBackup Policy Execution Manager
> NetBackup Policy Execution Manager -- STARTED
> NetBackup Service Layer
> NetBackup Service Layer -- STARTED
> NetBackup Vault Manager
> NetBackup Vault Manager -- STARTED
> NetBackup Key Management Service
> NetBackup Key Management Service -- STARTED
> NetBackup Storage Lifecycle Manager
> NetBackup Storage Lifecycle Manager -- STARTED
> NetBackup Agent Request Server
> NetBackup Agent Request Server -- STARTED
> NetBackup Service Monitor
> NetBackup Service Monitor -- STARTED
> NetBackup Bare Metal Restore Master Server
> NetBackup Bare Metal Restore Master Server -- STARTED
> NetBackup Bare Metal Restore Boot Server
> NetBackup Bare Metal Restore Boot Server -- STARTED
Start up of one or more services failed.

C:\Program Files\Veritas\NetBackup\bin>
C:\Program Files\Veritas\NetBackup\bin>
C:\Program Files\Veritas\NetBackup\bin>nbemmcmd -listhosts -verbose
'nbemmcmd' is not recognized as an internal or external command,
operable program or batch file.

C:\Program Files\Veritas\NetBackup\bin>cd admincmd

C:\Program Files\Veritas\NetBackup\bin\admincmd>nbemmcmd -listhosts -verbose
NBEMMCMD, Version:7.1
The following hosts were found:
backupserver
        MachineName = "backupserver"
        FQName = "backupserver"
        MachineDescription = ""
        MachineNbuType = server (6)
backupserver
        ClusterName = ""
        MachineName = "backupserver"
        FQName = "backupserver"
        GlobalDriveSeed = "VEND:#.Smiley TongueROD:#.:IDX"
        LocalDriveSeed = ""
        MachineDescription = ""
        MachineFlags = 0x17
        MachineNbuType = master (3)
        MachineState = active for disk jobs (12)
        NetBackupVersion = 7.1.0.0 (710000)
        OperatingSystem = windows (11)
        ScanAbility = 5
ibmdb3
        ClusterName = ""
        MachineName = "ibmdb3"
        FQName = "ibmdb3"
        LocalDriveSeed = ""
        MachineDescription = ""
        MachineFlags = 0
        MachineNbuType = media (1)
        MachineState = active for disk jobs (12)
        MasterServerName = "backupserver"
        NetBackupVersion = 7.1.0.0 (710000)
        OperatingSystem = rs6000 (5)
        ScanAbility = 5
Command completed successfully.

C:\Program Files\Veritas\NetBackup\bin\admincmd>


root@ibmdb3Smiley Embarassed./bpps -x
NB Processes
------------
    root  6881308        1   0 15:18:23      -  0:00 /usr/openv/netbackup/bin/nbrb
    root  9633872        1   0 15:18:17      -  0:00 /usr/openv/netbackup/bin/bpcd -standalone
    root 10092704        1   0 15:18:24      -  0:14 /usr/openv/netbackup/bin/nbsl
    root 10420354        1   0 15:18:39      -  0:00 /usr/openv/netbackup/bin/nbsvcmon
    root 12452040        1   0 15:18:17      -  0:00 /usr/openv/netbackup/bin/vnetd -standalone
    root 12779716        1   0 15:18:23      -  0:02 /usr/openv/netbackup/bin/nbemm
    root 12976184        1   0 15:18:23      -  0:00 /usr/openv/netbackup/bin/bpcompatd
    root 13172806        1   0 15:18:24      -  0:00 /usr/openv/netbackup/bin/nbrmms
    root 13697224        1   0 15:18:17      -  0:20 /usr/openv/db//bin/NB_dbsrv @/usr/openv/var/global/server.conf @/usr/openv/var/global/databases.conf -hn 7


MM Processes
------------


Shared Symantec Processes
-------------------------
    root  7471358        1   0 11:33:52      -  0:00 /opt/VRTSpbx/bin/pbx_exchange
root@ibmdb3Smiley Embarassed

SERVER = BACKUPSERVER
SERVER = ibmdb3
CLIENT_NAME = ibmdb3
CONNECT_OPTIONS = localhost 1 0 2
USE_VXSS = PROHIBITED
VXSS_SERVICE_TYPE = INTEGRITYANDCONFIDENTIALITY
EMMSERVER = ibmdb3
HOST_CACHE_TTL = 3600
VXDBMS_NB_DATA = /usr/openv/db/data
MEDIA_SERVER = ibmdb3
 

Looking forward your reply, many thanks.

 

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Hi Marianne, Sorry I have

Hi Marianne,

Sorry I have wrongly paste the stop/start netbackup services just now (in my recent post)