NetBackup Catalog Archiving..!!
We are planning to do an archive of the NetBackup catalog, ~5.6TB to SAN disk mounted on my Master.
My Master Server is on Solaris with the latest patch and the NetBackup version is 7.0.1.
and we are planning to initiate the archive process in 5days time interval with retaining the 3months images for all the clients, keeping our restore plans in mind.
and here goes my questions !!
Is it recommonded to archieve the whole(i mean max.) catalog ?
Would there be any challenges faced when we receive a request from end-user to restore data for previous years ? other then just unarchiving the catalog, as i'm fine with that ;)
and as our paln is to archieve every 5days ? is it actually required to archive it every 5days ? - after archiving the images for all clients for the 1st time !
and every document I've come across so far states the same thing:
"Catalog archiving operations must be performed when NetBackup is in an inactive state (no jobs are running)."
but in our environment We have backups that run through out the day from our apps. Any suggestions on this.
Thanks in advance for all your suggestions.