[Veritas-bu] RE:Restoring to an Alternate Novell Target
rmickle at rms.moore.com
Fri Oct 5 13:54:40 CDT 2001
I do not know if it is related, but we had similar behavior a while back
when trying to restore from one volume to another on some of our Novell
server. If we let the restore job site out there for an hour or two after
it ejected the tape, it would fail with a socket error. After much hair
pulling, we finally figured out that the altpath directory was located in
the incorrect place. We had installed the client in the SYS\openv\netback
folder and created the log directories in the SYS\openv\netbackup folder.
As soon as I moved the log directory to the SYS\openv\netback folder we
were able to do the restores.
UNIX Systems and Storage Admin.
Moore Response Marketing Services
rmickle at rms.moore.com
Date: Thu, 04 Oct 2001 16:11:44 -0400
From: "Dennis Dwyer" <dfdwyer at tecoenergy.com>
To: <veritas-bu at mailman.eng.auburn.edu>
Subject: [Veritas-bu] Restoring to an Alternate Novell Target
(2) Sun E450 Master Servers
L11000 Robotic Library attached to (1) Master
L700 Robotic Library attached to (1) Master
I am backing up about 70 or so Novell NetWare servers using NetWare Target
Clients. The methodology employed is NBU Master servers located in two
different data centers and no server is backed up to the Master that
resides at the same location. This give me off-site storage without all the
ejects and person-handling.
On a regular basis I can restore data from one NetWare client to another
without performing any of the extraordinary tasks described in the NetWare
User's Guide regarding restores to alternate clients. It seems that as long
as the source server and target server were backed up by the same Master,
doing alternate restores just by entering the alternate server name in the
"Client to restore to" box on the GUI works fine. All of my client targets
are set up and named exactly the same.
What I'd like to do is to be able to restore a directory backed up to one
master to an alternate client that was backed up by the other master. I'm
having a problem getting that to work. I've tried manipulating the master
server on the clients but that seems to have had no effect. The restore job
kicks off and the tape gets mounted and loads, but it immediately rewinds
and gets put away. At this point the restore progress window shows the
message "Waiting for mount of media XXXXXX" and never does another thing. I
end up canceling the job.
I should also add that the target server is a new NetWare server
specifically for the purpose of restoring GroupWise Post Offices being
investigated. This server has the NetWare client installed and is set up
the same as any of my other NetWare servers. It has never been backed up by
NetBackup and probably never will be. To that end, there are no entries for
it under clients on either of the Master servers.
Anybody got any ideas on how I can accomplish this?
Quote: "Time is not a test of the truth"
Translation: Just because you've always done it that way, doesn't make it
Dennis F. Dwyer
Enterprise Storage Manager
Tampa Electric Company
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