Question: Backup at one site, restore at another.
I got a Netbackup environment that I inherited from a previous admin.
We have two sites (A and B); each has a media server and 2 tape libraries. Master server is at site A.
I have a request to run a backup to tape at site A (a once off full backup) and then eject the tape from the library at site A, ship it to site B and run a restore at site B using the library there.
This is what I have done:
- Created a new policy for the client machine that will use the volume pool where the tape that I will be using exists (this pool is dedicated to the client I'm doing this task for).
- This client has 5 dedicated tapes in their volume pool, 2 of them are configured with a specific retention period, the other 3 have "0 Kilobytes" and "0 Valid images" and a retention period of "0" (i.e retention level).
- As I do not want to break any tape rotation, I will be running this backup on one of the 3 tapes with no images/data.
- The policy that I have created uses a retention level of 24 which translates to "infinity" on this system.
My understanding is that all I now need to do is:
- Run a manual full backup for that policy, it will use one of the empty 3 tapes that has a retention level of "0" and create an image that has an infinite expiry (level 24).
- Once the backup is completed, right click the tape, "eject from robot".
- Go to the physical library, pull the tape out, take it to site "B", and load it in one of the libraries there.
- Run a restore job.
- Once the restore is completed, go to the catalog, expire the image.
- eject the tape, unload it from the library at site B, return it to site A, Put it back in the same slot it was in. run a quick erase. This tape should now be back to the status before the backup ran (i.e "0 Kilobytes" and "0 Valid images" and a retention period of "0")
Is there anything else that I need to do? Or anything I'm missing?