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verify a Netbackup installation for DR recovery

Created: 31 Jan 2013 | 2 comments

We are planning to migrate our Netbackup master ( on HP-UX) to a new server and may install NBU differently for easier DR recovery. Please help verify if this installation and DR procedure will have any potential risks.

1. Instore Netbackup master/media software on local disks. (OS/App images will be ignited and can be reinstalled easily)
2. Instore Netbackup /usr/openv/netbackup/db/images on SAN disks

For DR recovery, the OS/Netbackup will be restored from HP ignited image but the /usr/openv/netbackup/db/images will not be available since it is on SAN disks. We will restart Netbackup without images files, (/usr/openv/netbackup/db/images/ will have db.marker.txt reserved) then run "bprecover" to restore images back.

It seems working fine on my testing. have anybody ever do the same?

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Yasuhisa Ishikawa's picture

I have never done such configuration. Why do you place db/images on external disks? No enough space in local disk?

To avoid possible inconsistency between relational database and db/images, you should remove all files and folders except db_maker.txt before performing catalog recovery by bprecover.

Authorized Symantec Consultant(ASC) Data Protection in Tokyo, Japan

FlyMountain's picture

our images size will grow up to 1TB easily. It is easy to expand from SAN, better performance and also we may use EMC SDRF to replicate the SAN disks to DR location for fast recovery if we need.