The name of a VERITAS NetBackup client has been changed and it cannot browse backup images written under the previous name for a restore

Article:TECH16957  |  Created: 2001-01-07  |  Updated: 2013-11-06  |  Article URL http://www.symantec.com/docs/TECH16957
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Technical Solution

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Issue



The name of a VERITAS NetBackup client has been changed and it cannot browse backup images written under the previous name for a restore


Solution



Note this is NOT valid post 7.5

This problem can be resolved by simply renaming the old client directory in the NetBackup database to reflect the new client name. It is advisable to create a NetBackup catalog backup before attempting this procedure to minimize the risk of problems. The backup images for each individual client can be found in /usr/openv/netbackup/db/images/<client_name>/ on the NetBackup master server.

For example, if the old client name is OLD and the new client name is NEW:

 

    mv /usr/openv/netbackup/db/images/OLD  /usr/openv/netbackup/db/images/NEW


    If backups have already been performed using the new client name, the new directory will already exist. If this is the case, all subdirectories in the old directory need to be recursively copied to the new client directory while maintaining the original file permissions.

    Again, for example, if the old client name is OLD and the new client name is NEW:

      cp -pR /usr/openv/netbackup/db/images/OLD/*  /usr/openv/netbackup/db/images/NEW


      NOTE: The commands used in these examples are based on the UNIX operating system and may need to be revised according the target platform and this procedure should be carried out with care to prevent serious database inconsistencies occurring in the event of a mistake


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241717


Article URL http://www.symantec.com/docs/TECH16957


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