DOCUMENTATION: What versions of Backup Exec for Windows Server (BEWS) does NetBackup tape import support?

Article:TECH54583  |  Created: 2007-01-09  |  Updated: 2010-01-31  |  Article URL http://www.symantec.com/docs/TECH54583
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DOCUMENTATION: What versions of Backup Exec for Windows Server (BEWS) does NetBackup tape import support?

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Unsupported file system type :47

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Overview: What versions of Backup Exec for Windows Server (BEWS) does NetBackup tape import support?

The Administration guide(s) from the following NetBackup version contain the following statements:

NetBackup 5.1 Administration Guide VOL 1: page 249.
NetBackup can import backups that have expired, backups from another NetBackup server, or backups that were written by Backup Exec (7.0 and later).

NetBackup 6.0 Administration Guide, VOL 1: page 269.
NetBackup can import backups that have expired, backups from another NetBackup server, or backups that were written by Backup Exec for Windows. (Supports Backup Exec versions 7.0 through 9.1.)

NetBackup 6.5 Administration Guide VOL 1: page 330.
NetBackup can import backups that have expired, backups from another NetBackup server, or backups written by Backup Exec for Windows. (Supports Backup Exec versions 7.0 through 9.1.)

However, the statements in the NetBackup 6.0 and 6.5 administration guides are incomplete.

The ability to import BEWS 9.0 and 9.1 media is limited to the following:

1. Windows 2000 Server
2. Windows XP Work Station
3. Windows 2003 Server: File system, i.e. Any drive letter or mount point.

Note: The ability to import Windows 2003 System State or Shadow Copy Components is not supported.

Backup Exec for Windows 9.x changed the FS_type from FS_NT_SYSTATE_ID 35 to FS_MS_SHADOW_COPY_ID 47.

  • FS_NT_SYSTATE_ID 35 = System State on W2K and XP
  • FS_MS_SHADOW_COPY_ID 47 = System State and Service State (Shadow Copy Components).

Example phase 1 import log:

12:09:43 INF - Create DB information for media id ABC123.
12:09:44 INF - Initiation of bptm process to read media id ABC123 was successful.
12:09:45 INF - Waiting for mount of media id ABC123 on server ncsebus4 for reading.

12:10:20 INF - Recreating image information for client BE_SERVER, policy FULLS, and schedule WIN_FULL, done on 09/21/2007 16:45:54.
12:10:21 INF - Recreating copy 1, fragment 1 information for image.

12:11:41 INF - Recreating image information for client BE_SERVER, policy FULLS, and schedule WIN_FULL, done on 09/21/2007 17:01:19.
12:11:42 INF - Recreating copy 1, fragment 1 information for image.
12:11:59 INF - Skipping Backup Exec backup having backup set number 3. Unsupported file system type :47

12:12:17 INF - Creation of database information for import of media id ABC123 complete.

Note: If Backup Exec 9.x media contains a Windows 2003 System State or Shadow Copy Components backup; NetBackup versions 5.x, 6.0 and 6.5 will skip the unsupported file system type during the phase 1 import.




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