How to restore from tapes with Storage Lifecycle policy?
NetBackup 7.0.1 on solaris 10
I have a storage lifecycle policy that backs up first to VTL and then do duplication to the tape library. Now I need to test a SOX restore which requires to restore from tapes. However, since the VTL still has the backups, Symantec backup and restore seems to only give me the option to restore from VTL. How do I tell it to restore from tapes?
In addition to above
In addition to above excellent post, some additional ways to restore from duplicate copy can be found in these two TechNotes:
The method that seems to be easiest for bulk-restore from duplicate copy is this method described in TECH64592:
Also, when using this final option, if you attempt to preview which tape is required through the GUI, it will still show the primary copy's Media ID, however when the restore actually takes place it will request the tape containing the copy number specified.