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Basic difference between Netbackup database and Netbackup sybase database

Created: 16 Dec 2012 • Updated: 13 Jan 2013 | 21 comments
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Basic difference between Netbackup database and Netbackup sybase database?

Netbackuo database is NBDB.

But what is this Sybase database?

 

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revaroo's picture

It's the same. We have a NBDB database which is a Sybase database.

revaroo's picture

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sybase

NB_dbsrv = NetBackup Database Service. dbsrv9 is the the Sybase 9 version

 

NBDB is just the database name.

 

mph999's picture

NB_dbsrv is just the process that runs the database.
dbsrv9 is a command (6.x) which is replaced by dbsrv11 at 7.x.
It is undocumented, and should only be run on the advice of Technical Supporrt. The only use of it that I know is when forceing the database to start with an empty transaction log.

 

Regards,  Martin
 
Setting Logs in NetBackup:
http://www.symantec.com/docs/TECH75805
 
NIKHIL2346565959's picture

@Martin and Revaroo:  Thanks for the reply.

  1. NB_dbsrv runs which database.?
  2. nbdbms_start_stop start does then?
  3. NBDB runs on ASA 9.0.x(What does this mean)?
NIKHIL2346565959's picture

 

3.Start the Sybase ASA server.
UNIX:
/usr/openv/netbackup/bin/nbdbms_start_server start
 
Windows:
<install_path>\NetBackup\bin\bpup -e ASANYs_VERITAS_NB
 
(If the service won't start, edit <install_path>\NetBackupDB\conf\databases.conf and place a # at the start of the line containing "NBDB.db")
Marianne's picture

In one of your  FIRST posts and private email to me, I have referred you to this section in Admin Guide I:

Parts of the NetBackup catalog

See : https://www-secure.symantec.com/connect/forums/difference-between-nbu-catalog-and-emm

Which part of this section in the manual do you NOT understand???? 

Please also have another look at this post: https://www-secure.symantec.com/connect/forums/sql-anywhere-server

Supporting Storage Foundation and VCS on Unix and Windows as well as NetBackup on Unix and Windows
Handy NBU Links

SOLUTION
NIKHIL2346565959's picture

I have read the manual.

I dont undrstand that what is this ASA server?What is its functionality?

revaroo's picture

Here is a link that describes ASA.

 http://www.isug.com/Sybase_FAQ/ASA/index.html

 

For NetBackup we use the database to store information about servers, storage units, devices, images and many other things.

 

Marianne's picture

If you still don't understand, just accept... Like you accept LIFE every day of your life without needing to understand.........

Supporting Storage Foundation and VCS on Unix and Windows as well as NetBackup on Unix and Windows
Handy NBU Links

Marianne's picture

Please read through this post again:  https://www-secure.symantec.com/connect/forums/sql-anywhere-server  

Supporting Storage Foundation and VCS on Unix and Windows as well as NetBackup on Unix and Windows
Handy NBU Links

NIKHIL2346565959's picture

I have read through the post.

 

 

SQL Anywhere is database software.

You can compare it with MsSQL in your environment - the dba's will first install SQL software, then create databases.

Same with NBU - SQL Anywhere database software is installed when NBU is the installed. Then NBDB database is created that is used for EMM.

But what is this ASA server?

Marianne's picture

ASA is short for Adaptive Server Anywhere.

So, Sybase ASA = Sybase Adaptive Server Anywhere.

See the URL in revaroo's post.

Supporting Storage Foundation and VCS on Unix and Windows as well as NetBackup on Unix and Windows
Handy NBU Links

mph999's picture

This...

(If the service won't start, edit <install_path>\NetBackupDB\conf\databases.conf and place a # at the start of the line containing "NBDB.db")

Should NOT be posted up without a full explanation of why.

It came from this TN  TECH69759

Again, we have asked that you do not post bits of TNs up without giving the context of where they came from.

All we need is somone to find this post and start editing the databases.conf file because they think it will be a good idea without understanding why.

M

 

Regards,  Martin
 
Setting Logs in NetBackup:
http://www.symantec.com/docs/TECH75805
 
revaroo's picture

Bit like a car without an engine. ASA down, NetBackup is inoperable.

Marianne's picture

WHAT IF!!!!

Please show us your error message if you have REAL issues!!

We CANNOT help you with WHAT IF questions!

We have given you NUMEROUS references to NBU database documentation.

If you STILL don't understand, I'm afraid you never will. Just accept and let it go.

Supporting Storage Foundation and VCS on Unix and Windows as well as NetBackup on Unix and Windows
Handy NBU Links