Promoting a copy to a primary copy on Windows
|Article:HOWTO34391|||||Created: 2010-10-29|||||Updated: 2011-03-11|||||Article URL http://www.symantec.com/docs/HOWTO34391|
Each backup is assigned a primary copy. NetBackup uses the primary copy to satisfy restore requests. The first backup image that is created successfully by a NetBackup policy is the primary backup. If the primary copy is unavailable and a duplicate copy exists, select a copy of the backup and set it to be the primary copy.
NetBackup restores from the primary backup, and Vault duplicates from the primary backup. If your Vault profile performs duplication, you can designate one of the duplicates as the primary. In most circumstances, the copy remaining in the robot is the primary backup. When a primary backup expires, the next backup (if it exists) is promoted to primary automatically.
Promote a backup copy to a primary copy using search criteria
Promote a copy to a primary copy for many backups using the bpchangeprimary command
Promote a backup copy to a primary copy using the bpduplicate command
To promote a backup copy to a primary copy
To promote a copy to a primary copy for many backups
You can also promote a copy to be a primary copy for many backups using the bpchangeprimary command. For example, the following command promotes all copies on the media that belongs to the SUN volume pool. The copies must have been created after August 8, 2009:
bpchangeprimary -pool SUN -sd 08/01/2009
bpchangeprimary -copy 2 -cl client_a -sd 01/01/2009
To use bpduplicate to promote a backup copy to a primary copy
Install_path\VERITAS\NetBackup\bin\admincmd\bpduplicate -npc pcopy -backupid bid
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