Does incremental catalog recovery work?
Today I was planning to migrate my old Master Server to a nice new one. I had pre-prepared the new server; same name, ip etc and pre-installed same version of NetBackup on it.
I then performed a cumulative hot catalog backup on the old Master Server and shut it down, moved the cables and restarted the new one.
Confirming all was ok and I could see the required tapes I then initiated a catalog recovery from tape using the latest recovery file (from the incremental). All looked ok; it started, recovered 3 lots of information and then finished very quickly. I soon realised it had not recovered the "full" files; just the incremental files. I was missing a majority of my image catalog.
Symantec are looking at this but wondering if others have seen or heard of this?
NetBackup version 184.108.40.206, RHEL 6.
This is what I believe should
This is what I believe should happen ... with Incremental Catalogs Recovery.
If an online catalog backup policy includes both full backups and incremental backups, the disaster recovery email may indicate either a full backup or an incremental backup for recovery. An incremental backup recovery completely recovers the entire catalog because it references information from the last full backup. You don't need to first recover the last full catalog backup, then follow with subsequent incremental backups.
I'll try it on my server when I get a few mins.