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Created: 19 Apr 2011 | 1 comment
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Restore from a non primary copy (closest copy); Situations can arise where the copy 1 is not the desirable copy the restore should be done from. At this time to restore from non copy 1 that copy has to be expired.

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Marianne's picture

It is most certainly possible to restore from non-primary image.

See bprestore command usage for NBU 7 bprestore:

<nbu_dir_path>bprestore [-A | -B] [-K] [-l | -H | -y] [-r] [-T] [-L
progress_log [-en]] [-R rename_file] [-C client] [-D client] [-S
master_server] [-t policy_type] [-p policy] [-k "keyword_phrase"]
[-cm] [-drs] [-md] [dd] [-td temp_dir] [-s date] [-e date] [-F
file_options] [-spsredir_server hostname] [-BR portal_name |
teamsite_name] [-copy copy_number] [-granular_restore] [-priority
number] [-w [hh:mm:ss]] -f listfile | filenames
On UNIX and Linux systems, <nbu_dir_path> is /usr/openv/netbackup/bin/
On Windows systems, <nbu_dir_path> is <install_path>\NetBackup\bin\

-copy copy_number
Specifies the copy number to restore from. The user is able to restore from
a different copy than the primary copy. For example, -copy 3 restores copy
3 of a file or list of files.
Alternatively, you may specify the copy from which to restore at a global
level (for all restore operations). Put the copy number into the file
Refer to "Restoring from a specific backup copy" of the NetBackup Backup,
Archive, and Restore online Help for a complete description.

Another way is to promote a copy to primary:

Supporting Storage Foundation and VCS on Unix and Windows as well as NetBackup on Unix and Windows
Handy NBU Links

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