Indexing the catalog for faster access to backups on UNIX/Linux

Article:HOWTO33396  |  Created: 2010-10-28  |  Updated: 2011-03-10  |  Article URL http://www.symantec.com/docs/HOWTO33396
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Indexing the catalog for faster access to backups on UNIX/Linux

If the NetBackup environment contains a large number of backups, consider indexing the catalogs to reduce the time that is required to restore files.

To index the catalog means to create indexes of the files that are recorded in the NetBackup image catalog. NetBackup uses the indexes to go directly to the catalog entry for a file. Without indexing, NetBackup must start searching for a file at the beginning of the catalog entries.

To index image header files, run the following command:

bpimage -create_image_list [-client name]

Run this command to create the following index files in each client image directory:

IMAGE_FILES

IMAGE_INFO

IMAGE_LIST

To stop image header indexing for a client, remove these files.

Additional information is available about bpimage in the NetBackup Commands Reference Guide.

See About NetBackup catalogs on UNIX/Linux


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