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Decommission Media Server

Created: 10 Oct 2012 | 5 comments

I am trying to decommission a few Media Servers. I thought I had gotten them completely removed and a nbemmcmd -listhost did not have them listed, but after running a NBDNA I still see them listed. The "Where keys" has them listed in "nbdelete_dir" only.

I am unable to figure out how to clear this out. Any help would be awesome.

Thanks!

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Nathan Kippen's picture

Old Way:

http://www.symantec.com/business/support/index?page=content&id=TECH62119

New Way:

http://www.symantec.com/business/support/index?page=content&id=TECH130438

If you tried removing it manually you can use the -list_ref parameter (mentioned in the new way doc) to show what's still hanging around...

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MilesVScott's picture

I still see a discrepancy. Here is the output of nbdecomission for one of the MS's i removed.

>nbdecomission -oldserver atlservices -list_ref

"Unable to obtain a machine record for atlservices, machine type media type"

Yet here is the same servers portion of the NBDNA.failure-report output:

 atlservices
--------------
         Test Time: 1349896646.50863
         Test Date: Wednesday, October 10, 2012 at 03:17:26.50863 PM
 Detected host O/S: N/A
   Hostname Lookup: Passed.
      Failed Ports: 13724 13782 13701 1556
        Where Keys: nbdelete_dir

        <><><><><><><><><><>

Here is the output of the NBDNA-errorlog for that same server:

    -----> [atlservices]:
           > Date: Wednesday, October 10, 2012 at 03:17:26.50863 PM
           > Log Time: 1349896646.50863
           > Test Type: SERVER
           > Phase Test: 0
           > gethostbyname(atlservices): (0.047968 secs)
              Result: "x.x.x.x"
           > gethostbyaddr(x.x.x.x): (0.047968 secs)
              Result: "atlservices.DOMAIN"
           > Hostname atlservices is not a FQDN (1).
           > Reverse hostname atlservices.DOMAIN is a FQDN (5).
           > Removing DNS Suffix: DOMAIN
             from atlservices.DOMAIN
           > Comparing Hostname: 'atlservices'
                 and
             Reverse hostname: 'atlservices'
           > Reverse Lookup results matches.
           > Examination of VNETD(13724): not listening (20.949526 secs).
           > Examination of BPCD(13782): not listening (20.999751 secs).
           > Examination of VMD(13701): not listening (21.000135 secs).
           > Examination of PBX(1556): not listening (20.999695 secs).
           > VNETD Option: 0.
           > Test port VNETD(13724) FAILED.
           > Test port BPCD(13782) FAILED.
           > Test port VMD(13701) FAILED.
           > Test port PBX(1556) FAILED.
           > TEST FAILED!!
           > Because Test Failed, trying ping:

I believe the "Where Keys" shows where NetBackup still has hooks to the MS, but I do not know how to clear the nbdelete_dir.

Thanks,

If my answer was helpful, please mark as a solution so others can benefit as well.

NBU 7.1.0.3,Win 2k3 Enterprise x64 SP2

Miles Scott | Holland & Knight
IT Infrastructure Specialist

mph999's picture

Have a look in 

/usr/openv/var/nbdelete/ 

martin

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

Ah I do see the entries in <path>NetBackup\var\nbdelete.

Is there a specific way to remove these .lock files? Or should I just delete them?

If my answer was helpful, please mark as a solution so others can benefit as well.

NBU 7.1.0.3,Win 2k3 Enterprise x64 SP2

Miles Scott | Holland & Knight
IT Infrastructure Specialist

mph999's picture

I'd stop NBU and move them, check all is ok before deleting.

(Simply because I've never done it ....)

M

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