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 188.8.131.52, RHEL 6.