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Force tape restore - when Disk and tape copy exist.

Created: 16 Jan 2013 • Updated: 21 Jan 2013 | 2 comments
Willie_SA's picture
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NetBackup UNIX and Wondows.

Backup to Disk with Dedup and all, then stage to Tape. all this works fine.

When doing restore it restore data from Disk copy.

How can I force a restore to use tape while a copy of backup still exist on Disk?

Aim is to proof tape copy is secure before shipping offsite.

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mph999's picture

Set the tape copy as the primary copy.

Search for the image in the GUI, and then right click and select "Set primary copy".  Remmber to set it back when the test is complete.

http://www.symantec.com/docs/HOWTO33348

Can also use command line as shown here.

http://www.symantec.com/docs/TECH64592

Martin

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

Thank you for information.

They want to do this on a daily basis (every morning before they send out the tapes) - think it is going to involve to many fingers. this could get messy.

But will use your guidelines anyway.