Drives AVR mode: Manually UPping a robot
I have two media servers on the same LAN segment and they each have connectivity to 2 VTL tape libraries. Each media server is the robotic control host of one of the VTLs.
I quite often get a situation where half drives of one media server go AVR where for some reason the daemon on the other side cannot be contacted. This is strange in itself as there should be no reason for this to happen - but it's really not the point of my question.
My problem is that to resolve these AVR drives the only thing that can be done is to stop all backups on the media server and restart the daemons (ltid processes). This causes a massive issue because it can impact backups that are running perfectly well on the other robot.
Has anyone found a way to manually kick netbackup into action, and "UP" the robot that it thinks has gone down, without restarting the daemons? This would be a much better solution that having to cancel backups and restart the daemons.
Media servers are running 188.8.131.52 on Solaris against a master server of the same version on Linux.