Sunday, March 2, 2014

Recovering the NetBackup catalog image files using the Catalog Recovery Wizard

You must have root (administrative) privileges to perform this procedure.
You must be logged on to the master server on which you want to recover the catalog. The Catalog Recovery Wizard does not work after you perform a change server operation.
This wizard relies on the disaster recovery file that was generated during the catalog backup. The path to the disaster recovery file is specified in the catalog backup policy.
During the catalog recovery process, services may be shut down and restarted. If NetBackup is configured as a highly available application (cluster or global cluster), freeze the cluster before starting the recovery process to prevent a failover. Then unfreeze the cluster after the recovery process is complete.
Do not run any client backups before you recover the NetBackup catalog.

To recover the catalog image files using the Catalog Recovery Wizard

  1. If recovering the catalog to a new NetBackup installation, such as at a disaster recovery site, do the following:
    • Install NetBackup.
    • Configure the devices that are required for the recovery.
    • Add the media that are required for the recovery to the devices.

  2. Start NetBackup by entering the following:
    • On UNIX and Linux:
    • On Windows:
    If your configuration includes an EMM server that is separate from the master server, do the following: start NetBackup on the EMM server before starting NetBackup on the master server.
  3. Click Recover the Catalogs in the NetBackup Administration Console to start the Catalog Recovery Wizard.
    The Welcome to the NetBackup Disaster Recovery Wizard panel appears.
  4. Click Next in the wizard welcome panel.
    The Catalog Disaster Recovery File panel appears.
  5. On the Catalog Disaster Recovery File panel, enter or browse to select the full pathname to the most recent disaster recovery information file available.
    If the most recent catalog backup was an incremental backup, use the disaster recovery file from the incremental backup. (There is no need to first restore the full backup and then follow with the incremental backup.) Alternately, you can recover from earlier version of the catalog.
    The following is an example of the wizard panel:

    After you enter the fully qualified pathname to the disaster recovery file, click Next.
    The Retrieving Disaster Recovery File panel appears.
  6. The wizard searches for the media sources that are identified in the disaster recovery file. This wizard panel also displays the result of the media search.
    The following is an example of the wizard panel.

    If the wizard finds the media, click Next.
    If the wizard does not find the media, follow the wizard instructions to insert the required media and update the NetBackup database. After you insert the media and update the database, click Next.
    The Disaster Recovery Method panel appears.
  7. On the Disaster Recovery Method panel, select Recover only NetBackup catalog image and configuration files and specify a job priority.
    The following is an example of the wizard panel.

    To continue, click Next.
    The Recovering Catalog panel appears.
  8. The Recovering Catalog panel displays the recovery progress.
    The following is an example of the wizard panel.

    If the recovery is not successful, consult the log file messages for an indication of the problem.
    Click Next to continue to the final wizard panel.
  9. On the final wizard panel, click Finish

  10. Before you continue, be aware of the following points:
    • If you recovered the catalog from removable media, NetBackup freezes the catalog media.
    • Before you restart NetBackup, Symantec recommends that you freeze the media that contains the backups more recent than the date of the catalog from which you recovered.
    • NetBackup does not run scheduled backup jobs until you stop and then restart NetBackup.
      You can submit backup jobs manually before you stop and restart NetBackup. However, if you do not freeze the media that contains the backups more recent than the date of the catalog from which you recovered, NetBackup may overwrite that media.
    • Because this operation is a partial recovery, you must recover the relational database portion of the catalog.

  11. Stop and restart NetBackup on all the servers, as follows:
    • On UNIX and Linux:
    • On Windows:
  12. If the catalog recovery is part of a server recovery procedure, complete the remaining steps in the appropriate recovery procedure.

    Recovery can include the following:
    • Importing the backups from the backup media into the catalog.
    • Write protecting the media.
    • Ejecting the media and setting it aside.
    • Freezing the media.

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