• RELEVANCY SCORE 5.63

    DB:5.63:Diaster Recovery Tape Backup From A Phsyical Host To A Virtual Guest s7





    Has anyone try to diaster recovery a tape image (using backup exec) from a physical host backup to a virtual guest? We try to do this at work but keep running into some tape error problem

    dwc

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 3.02

    DB:3.02:Loop 1 Error In Diagnostic Screen sm




    On Wednesday one of our VMWare ESXi 5 servers crashed to a purple screen (see below).

    We were trying to find a new, light weight backup to tape program to backup Veeam .vbk files to an LTO tape drive that could later be restored with Backup Exec, a program that is available at our Disaster Recovery centre.

    I backed up an 80GB .vbk Veeam backup file to tape on a phsyical desktop running XP using Novastor's Novabackup for Server. This was using an LTO2 tape drive and an Adaptec SCSI card. The backup worked well and the file backed up onto the tape with no errors.

    When I moved the tape drive to a virtual server with a different SCSI card (which is used daily with no issues) and tried to use Backup Exec to Inventory the drive (how Backup Exec identifies what is on the tape) the server became unresponsive. Upon further inspection, we found the VM Host had crashed and presented us with the purple diagnostic screen.

    We do not know why this happened and would appreciate any help anyone can provide in trying to identify the problem and prevent it happening again. I'm guessing it's an incompatiblity between the backup programs but wanted to see if anyone had experienced anything similar?

    I have attached a screenshot of the diagnositc screen (VMWare1.jpg) and a screen in two parts from our Network Management software, Zenoss (zenoss1.jpg and zenoss2.jpg).

    Thanks in advance.

    DB:3.02:Loop 1 Error In Diagnostic Screen sm

    On Wednesday one of our VMWare ESXi 5 servers crashed to a purple screen (see below).

    We were trying to find a new, light weight backup to tape program to backup Veeam .vbk files to an LTO tape drive that could later be restored with Backup Exec, a program that is available at our Disaster Recovery centre.

    I backed up an 80GB .vbk Veeam backup file to tape on a phsyical desktop running XP using Novastor's Novabackup for Server. This was using an LTO2 tape drive and an Adaptec SCSI card. The backup worked well and the file backed up onto the tape with no errors.

    When I moved the tape drive to a virtual server with a different SCSI card (which is used daily with no issues) and tried to use Backup Exec to Inventory the drive (how Backup Exec identifies what is on the tape) the server became unresponsive. Upon further inspection, we found the VM Host had crashed and presented us with the purple diagnostic screen.

    We do not know why this happened and would appreciate any help anyone can provide in trying to identify the problem and prevent it happening again. I'm guessing it's an incompatiblity between the backup programs but wanted to see if anyone had experienced anything similar?

    I have attached a screenshot of the diagnositc screen (VMWare1.jpg) and a screen in two parts from our Network Management software, Zenoss (zenoss1.jpg and zenoss2.jpg).

    Thanks in advance.

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 2.66

    DB:2.66:Recovery Plan 88







    I wanted know some details about diaster recovery of my website.
    As recovery plan i have ftp backup and i do backup of my important website files and sql database files.
    But in case my server gets any problem with failure then i want a recovery plan so that my website continue to work.So i do have another server which is similar to the server i am already having.
    So if at any time this server gets any problem then i can switch to another server.That server already has the files needed for the website etc.
    But i think changing the DNS requires about 4 hours.So shifting from this server to another server will require some hours.
    So is there any method for instant changing of DNS? Or is there any method by which i can recover my website as soon as possible without a downtime?

    DB:2.66:Recovery Plan 88




    You could use a cloud-based fail-over service. This way, your DNS remains the same and all traffic is routed to the primary server. In the event of a failure, traffic would be sent to the secondary server. The challenge is, keeping your database in sync.

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 2.64

    DB:2.64:Does Upgrading A Cucm Cluster Publisher Affects Subscriber? m3



    We are trying upgrade CUCM cluster from 6.X to 8.X to new servers.  We decided to upgrade the existing servers to 8.X first then do diaster recovery backup and restore to new servers.

    My question is when upgrading a CUCM cluster publisher to a later version, will the subscriber continue to service the users?

    Once the publisher finishes upgrade, will it be able to service the end users while we upgrade the subscriber?

    How much down time should we plan for migration?

    DB:2.64:Does Upgrading A Cucm Cluster Publisher Affects Subscriber? m3


    Hi,

    Upgrade from 6.X to 8.X can be service impacting depending on what version of 8.X you are going to. Anything below 8.6 can be safely done without affecting service as long as you dont specify switch to new version.

    However if you are going to 8.6, then this is a Major Upgrade and the server will reboot many times. This is like doing a fresh installation of 8.6...It does take a long time and it interupt your production service because this is a refresh upgrade.

    Another point to  note is this: Does your current server support the 8.X version. It it doesnt then you are looking at a bridge upgrade, which is also service impacting.. Please look at the blog below, it talks about CUCM upgrade best practices.

    https://supportforums.cisco.com/community/netpro/collaboration-voice-video/ip-telephony/blog/2013/03/19/cisco-live-london-2013-key-take-aways-part-2

    Please rate all useful posts

    "opportunity is a haughty goddess who waste no time with those who are unprepared"

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 2.60

    DB:2.60:Tape Backup Scheduling k9


    Hi,
    I am doing short term backup to disk and I am starting to implement long term storage to tape. With the short term it's doing 2 recovery points a day. One mid day and once in the evening.
    Can I run the tape backup during the day even though I am running the short term backups at the same time? If it does a recovery point in the middle of a tape backup will that mess up the tape backup?
    Best regards,
    Steve
    Steve

    DB:2.60:Tape Backup Scheduling k9

    Thanks That is what I needed!
    SteveSteve

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 2.59

    DB:2.59:Restore To Old Backup af


    Hi All,

    We have 5 backup copies in tape for a 10g database backup which is taken through a recovery catalog.

    Database is in archive log mode.

    If we do a restore database and recover database, it will take from the latest backup piece.

    Please let me know if we want to do the restore from the N-1 or N-2 backup, what are the possible options.

    Thanks Regards,
    Rakesh

    DB:2.59:Restore To Old Backup af

    IF you want to recover a single tablespace to a past point in time, you cannot do that against the curent database. You must use an auxiliary instance for Tablespace Point In Time Recovery. Look up Oracle documentation for TSPITR.

    IF you restore a tablespace to a current database, it HAS to be recovered right up to the current time -- complete recovery has to be done. Oracle cannot and will not allow a tablespace to be as of a past point in time (unless it is READ ONLY or was taken OFFLINE in the past, in which case bringing it ONLINE will require making it current with the rest of the database).

    Hemant K Chitale
    http://hemantoracledba.blogspot.com

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 2.58

    DB:2.58:Avamar And Networker Recovery Compatibility ? 39



    Hello,

    I'm currently using Networker to backup my biggest VM and my physical servers on tape and VDR to backup my small VM on disk.

    I plan to move from VDR to Avama. Since Avamar can backup data on tape I'm thinking about using ONLY Avamar to backup everything (VM, physical servers, file servers...) on disk and on tape.

    If I stop using Networker, would it be possible to recovery my old Networker backup on tape with Avamar?

    Finally, I heard and read on the web that Networker and Avamar work well together. I do not understand why to use both software. Could you explain me?

    Thank you,

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 2.55

    DB:2.55:Dpm 2012 Sp1 Long Term Backup Fails When Protected Server Reboots za


    Hi,

    we're using DPM 2012 SP1 with Short-term and long-term protection.
    We use a daily short-term backup to disk and a weekly long-term to tape.
    We are noticing that when a long-term tape backup is running, it fails when we reboot one of the protected servers.
    Is anyone else having this issue ? I assumed the long-term tape backup will be created from a disk-recovery point.

    DB:2.55:Dpm 2012 Sp1 Long Term Backup Fails When Protected Server Reboots za

    Hi,

    we're using DPM 2012 SP1 with Short-term and long-term protection.
    We use a daily short-term backup to disk and a weekly long-term to tape.
    We are noticing that when a long-term tape backup is running, it fails when we reboot one of the protected servers.
    Is anyone else having this issue ? I assumed the long-term tape backup will be created from a disk-recovery point.

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 2.53

    DB:2.53:Backup /Desaster Recovery F/T Tape 9s



    Does anyone know a software for backing up a system on a dds-3-autoloader (tape), including sort of desaster recovery, incremetial and full backups with tape management?

    DB:2.53:Backup /Desaster Recovery F/T Tape 9s


    Does anyone know a software for backing up a system on a dds-3-autoloader (tape), including sort of desaster recovery, incremetial and full backups with tape management?

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 2.52

    DB:2.52:Backup To Tape Job Is Paused dp


    We have DPM 2012 connected to Tape Library Hewlett Packard MSL G3 Series with LTO Ultrium-5 Drives (10x3TB). Some time ago we created protection group for file server. The group has short-term and long-term goals. The long-term goals are as follows:
    Retention range: 2 Month
    Frequency of backup: Weekly
    Recovery points: 1 recovery point every 1 week(s) for the last 4 week(s)
    1 recovery point every 1 month(s) for the last2 month(s)
    Backup schedule
    Weekly: Fri 23:00
    Monthly: Day 1, 23:00
    Protection Group works fine from te start and now there are about 500 GB on Tape Drive used.
    But during the last the tape backup is not performed. The scheduled jobs status in protection group is Backup to tape failed. When I click Resume tape backup the status changes to Job waiting for tape. In monitoring pane there is a warning alert:
    Backup to Tape job is paused because the required tape Free Tape is not available in the library Tape Library Hewlett Packard MSL G3 Series library (x64 based). (ID 3315)
    After an hour the job failed with description:
    Verification failed for the tape backup of Volume T:\ on ... because the tape backup failed. (ID 30158)
    and
    Failed to perform the operation since the tape free tape is not available in Tape Library Hewlett Packard MSL G3 Series library (x64 based) (ID 24050)
    The free tape is exist. What a cause of the problem? How to resolute the issue?

    DB:2.52:Backup To Tape Job Is Paused dp

    Does anybody have suggestions? I can not find any logs in DPM

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 2.52

    DB:2.52:Restore And Recovery On New Host 78


    Hello all,

    I am trying to simulate the restore and recovery of an Oracle 10g2 DB after a hardware crash. I took a couple of backups of the DB installed on a Solaris 5.10 host, I have one level 0 and one level 1 incremental backup on tape. Afterwards, I re-installed the host machine from scratch (including OS, Oracle software, and re-creation of the DB, without the data, of course).
    The restore seems to have worked well, but the recover crashed because the new DB has a different DBID than the one I took the backups from. I found the following scenario for restore recovery on a new host:

    http://download-east.oracle.com/docs/cd/B19306_01/backup.102/b14191/rcmrecov002.htm

    However, I couldn't follow it because my controlfile autobackup wasn't set during the creation of the backup set, I rather have it as a separate file on my backup tapes.

    Here's the RMAN sequence used for backup:

    - backup the database
    run {
    allocate channel c1 type 'sbt_tape' parms '...';
    backup incremental level = [0|1] database;
    release channel c1;
    }

    - backup the archived logs;
    run {
    allocate channel c2 type 'sbt_tape' parms '...';
    backup archivelog all delete input;
    release channel c2;
    }

    - copy the controlfile;
    run {
    allocate channel c3 type disk;
    copy current controlfile to '.../controlfile';
    release channel c3;
    }

    Also, I'm copying to the same location as the controlfile, the server parameter file, the password file, the oratab file, tnsnames.ora and listener.ora file.

    For recovery, the sequence is as follows:

    - recover the controlfile and all other config files from tape;
    - stop the listener;
    - shutdown abort;
    - set DBID old_DBID_value;
    - startup nomount;
    - replicate the controlfile:

    run {
    replicate controlfile from '.../controlfile';
    }

    - alter database mount;
    - run the restore recover:

    run {
    set until scn SCN saved in the backup set;
    allocate channel c4 type 'sbt_tape' parms '...';
    restore database check readonly;
    recover database check readonly;
    release channel c4;
    sql 'alter database open resetlogs';
    }

    - start listener.

    The procedure works (apart from the set DBID part) if the DB instance is not re-created (same DBID). After re-installing the host, it crashes at the recover database part, and then I'm not able to continue, even if I'm setting the DBID to the the old value - when trying to issue the recover command, RMAN tells me that the current DBID (old value, from backup) is different from the target mounted DBID (new value).

    Could you give me some clues about this?

    And aside from this, does the DBNEWID utility allows me to set a specific DBID?

    Thanks for your help,
    Adrian

    DB:2.52:Restore And Recovery On New Host 78

    Which init.ora you are using to startup the instance? Is it having the same db_name that belongs to the database you backed up?? I believe you are using the oracle supplied init.ora which has a value DUMMY for db_name parameter.

    Make sure you are using correct init.ora, you can create one manually by putting some minimum parameters like db_name and controlfile.

    Daljit Singh

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 2.51

    DB:2.51:Dpm 2010 Disaster Recovery Site 3m


    I have a single DPM 2010 server protecting our small environment with one physical DC and hyper-v to host all services.
    Have a secondary DPM is not an option.
    In case of a disaster and our entire site what is the procedure for
    DPM to have a proper disaster recovery plan. I currently backup disk to disk and also to tape. The tapes and a copy of all included
    the DPM DB, DC,….
    To start a complete recover we need to install a DPM 2010 server from scratch. OK, but DPM need to be part of a
    domain to be installed and the DC is stored on the tape near the DPM DB….

    What is the process ? how can I recover the DC from the tape?.
    I have only 2 servers on the disaster recover site, one for DPM (tape library) and the second for hyper-v.Fab

    DB:2.51:Dpm 2010 Disaster Recovery Site 3m

    Hi fab,
    take a look at this thread, Mike Jacquet give step by step procedure for Disaster Recovery including loss of DC:
    http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/dpmdrbackup/thread/60b17562-d82c-47f0-b74b-c65b7b6c73e5
    Stephane.

    Please remember to click “Mark as Answer” on the post that helps you. This posting is provided AS IS with no warranties. knowledge is valid only if it is shared by All.

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 2.51

    DB:2.51:Ms Dpm Protecton Group For File Server 7p


    Hi All,
    I have created a protection group for file server and taking backup of a share on tape drive.

    under protection method-- I chose I want short-term protection using : tape
    retention range: 1 week
    frequency of backup: daily
    backup mode: full and incremental
    so full backup on Saturday and other days incremental backup.
    I have around 700 GB data size.
    I have shortages of tape. from recovery option: I saw in this month on 12thOct, on Saturday it run full backup. It took one tape [say tape 1]
    on the next 6 days it run incremental backup on another tape.[say tape 2]
    again on Saturday for full backup it took tape 3 [tape 3]
    again to run incremental backup it is asking for free tape. and back up failed.

    in this way I am wasting space on tape. data size is 700 GB, tape size is around 3 TB.

    how can I use say only two tapes for file server protection only without compromising backup???
    I can see there is option in 'optimize usage' where I can mention under advanced. it ismentionedwrite period is 7 days and days 7 expiry tolerance.

    i believe Ineed to modify these settings. please suggest if i want daily incremental backup and full backup on Saturday with 1 week retention and reuse the same tape instead of waiting for new free tape.
    --parkar
    UAE

    DB:2.51:Ms Dpm Protecton Group For File Server 7p

    Hi All,
    I have created a protection group for file server and taking backup of a share on tape drive.

    under protection method-- I chose I want short-term protection using : tape
    retention range: 1 week
    frequency of backup: daily
    backup mode: full and incremental
    so full backup on Saturday and other days incremental backup.
    I have around 700 GB data size.
    I have shortages of tape. from recovery option: I saw in this month on 12thOct, on Saturday it run full backup. It took one tape [say tape 1]
    on the next 6 days it run incremental backup on another tape.[say tape 2]
    again on Saturday for full backup it took tape 3 [tape 3]
    again to run incremental backup it is asking for free tape. and back up failed.

    in this way I am wasting space on tape. data size is 700 GB, tape size is around 3 TB.

    how can I use say only two tapes for file server protection only without compromising backup???
    I can see there is option in 'optimize usage' where I can mention under advanced. it ismentionedwrite period is 7 days and days 7 expiry tolerance.

    i believe Ineed to modify these settings. please suggest if i want daily incremental backup and full backup on Saturday with 1 week retention and reuse the same tape instead of waiting for new free tape.
    --parkar
    UAE

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 2.51

    DB:2.51:Dpm 2012 Tape Co-Location Not Working Keep Mount Full Tape Instead Of Free Tape z3


    I have a weekly backup to tape schedule, since our Email need more then 1 (less than 2) tape space, I setup Email and Sharepoint Media co-location.

    When backup to tape start, Email use one Media, Sharepoint use another one. When Email need the second tape, instead of mount the second tape still have plenty space, it keep waiting for tape.
    If I resume the tape backup it will mount the tape already full (offsite ready) instead of the one still have plenty space, then start to wait for tape again.

    But if I take the full tape(offsite ready) out from tape library, then it use the second tape which still have plenty space (co-located with sharepoint), and finish backup successfully.

    DB:2.51:Dpm 2012 Tape Co-Location Not Working Keep Mount Full Tape Instead Of Free Tape z3

    Closing for housekeeping.Please remember to click “Mark as Answer” on the post that helps you, and to click “Unmark as Answer” if a marked post does not actually answer your question. This can be beneficial to other community members reading the thread. Regards, Mike J. [MSFT]
    This posting is provided AS IS with no warranties, and confers no rights.

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 2.50

    DB:2.50:Rman - Protect Backup Recover Area - How Do I Restore It Back? 8k


    I am running the below script to backup recovery area to tape

    Rman Script:
    [run {
    allocate channel ch1 type 'sbt_tape'
    backup recovery area ;
    }

    I have my data file copies under FRA.

    How do I restore this area from tape?

    Even if I use disk there is not clear procedure to restore back to FRA area.

    Any help

    DB:2.50:Rman - Protect Backup Recover Area - How Do I Restore It Back? 8k

    Read the instructions? http://docs.oracle.com/cd/E11882_01/backup.112/e10642/toc.htm

    If you do not understand the type of backup you are executing, how do ever hope to use what has been backed up to actually use it for recovery. Before you go much further down the path you are going, you really need to get onto a dev/test box and actually practice your backup/restore procedures. I do this regularly with my production db to a test server. If the backup/restore procedure is no good, you will need to "alter dba update resume/cv".

    and also, I concur with the "don't use merge option" - especially if you don't understand your current backup/restore strategy as noted by the question.

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 2.50

    DB:2.50:Restore Recovery Area sx


    Hi,
    In 10g, there is a command "backup recovery area" to backup files in recovery area.
    But I could not find the corresponding restore command to restore the recovery area files.
    Anyone how can I restore the recovery area files from tape to disk?

    Thanks

    Vincent Pek

    DB:2.50:Restore Recovery Area sx

    Hi,

    Pending how you've run your backups, Oracle should implicitly know where the backups are located and restore them as appropriate (providing you integrate RMAN with your media management software). If backups were done to disk using standard channels, that's where the backuppieces would be read from for restore / recovery purposes.

    Alternatively, if the FRA (for example) has been backed up from disk to tape (allocating the necessary SBT channels) using the correct MML API (e.g. Netbackup, Networker or Omniback), RMAN will read from the tape and restore as appropriate.

    RMAN for 8i / 9i would typically back up either straight to tape OR disk explicitly as per the channel allocation (i.e. either to disk or SBT_TAPE). 10G+ introduced the FRA, which would be used as a "staging area" for backups before these are moved to tape, also via the RMAN process.

    See RMAN documentation:
    Oracle Documentation / Book / Backup and Recovery Advanced Users Guide / Advanced Topics

    Regards ,
    Conor.

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 2.48

    DB:2.48:A Few Questions About Long Term Recovery Goals 3c


    Hello,
    DPM 2010.
    I have a few questions about long term recovery goals for tape based protection.

    If you have protection group’s set up for short term and long term recovery goals, when the long term recovery job
    occurs, does it use the latest recovery point on disk for the tape backup, or it is backing up the protected server
    directly to tape?
    I’d prefer it to use the disk copy, instead of streaming the backup directly from the protected server to the
    tape drive.
    2.
    If I decide at some point to create a manual recovery point for long term protection, and if I have multiple long term
    recovery goals set up (monthly, yearly etc), which recovery goal will it use?
    Thanks

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 2.48

    DB:2.48:Restoring Individual Files From An Expired Tape xf


    Hi All,
    Let's say i have an expired tape backup. If for some reason i wanted to go back and restore and individual file from it and since the date in the recovery is no longer valid, how would i go about doing that? is it even possible?

    The only thing i can see is if i go to Management Libraries tab right click on the tape View tape contents All i see is a copy option which i assume copies the entire contents of the tape (and in my case an entire drive)

    thanks,
    Chris

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 2.48

    DB:2.48:Fra Backup In Rman Script jj


    Hello members, hope you are having a good day.
    Is it a good idea to back up FRA to tape in the same script as RMAN backup of database to FRA? This will backup RMAN to FRA and then backup FRA to tape. If not, I will create a separate script that will back up the FRA to tape. Thanks for all suggestions. I will greatly appreciate any scripts from you that I can reference. Thank you.

    run {
    delete noprompt obsolete;
    crosscheck backup;
    crosscheck archivelog all;
    delete noprompt expired backup;
    delete noprompt expired archivelog all;
    backup as compressed backupset database plus archivelog;
    backup flash recovery area;
    }
    exit

    DB:2.48:Fra Backup In Rman Script jj

    As Daniel says, it depends on the size of your backup.

    Consider your Retention policy and how many full database backups you keep on-disk (in the FRA).
    For example, if you have 7 days backups on disk, do you need all 7 backups to go to tape every day -- you will end up with 6 tape copies of each days backup). If your backups are small and you have the capacity and bandwidth, that would be good.

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 2.48

    DB:2.48:Does Dpm Take Backup From Storage Pool To Tape? m1


    Hi,
    I am using DPM 2010 with TAPE library TL2000 ( 23 TAPE Slot) with Disk storage pool.
    If i want to do backup DISK-DISK-TAPE. Does DPM take backup in TAPE from Storage pool DISK or from Protected server DISK.

    DB:2.48:Does Dpm Take Backup From Storage Pool To Tape? m1

    Hi,
    Even though you only have a single PG, you need to enable co-location feature so you have more control on how long a tape gets used.
    Please run this DPM power shell command:
    Set-DPMGlobalProperty -DpmServer DPM Server Name -OptimizeTapeUsage $true

    Please check the following post to help you configure DPM to use the tape longer:

    http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/dataprotectionmanager/thread/9b565812-1220-43df-8c2f-77f2756039b5Regards, Mike J. [MSFT] This posting is provided AS IS with no warranties, and confers no rights.

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 2.48

    DB:2.48:Dpm To Firestreamer d9


    Hi All,
    I am testing DPM to VTL. Some hyperv servers under Protection Groups shows 'Backup to tape failed' for long term backup. If I run them manually some tape jobs complete without errors under Alerts but still shows red cross with 'Backup to tape failed' under
    Protection Status. If I check Recovery point status it does show green A for the manual job I ran and under Recovery I have a restore point to recover from. So not sure if I have a succesfull backup or not? If successfull why does Protection Status not change?
    Other failed tape jobs I try to run manually immediatelyfails with Critical Alert ofUnexpected tape detected in Drive Firestreamer Tape Drive. there are available free tapes though, so we does it not try another disk?
    Any help will be appreciated.

    DB:2.48:Dpm To Firestreamer d9

    Ok,
    For us we're using HP's MSL2024 Libraries. Seem to work great with DPM.
    I'd recommend getting 2 tape drives in whatever library youdecideto go with, redundancy is always good :).

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 2.48

    DB:2.48:Recovery From Tape m9


    Hi
    I amnew to DPM, and I am currently looking at a customers DPM 2010 installation, and need to clarify some things :-)
    I can see that it uses recovery points and tape backups. I assume the recovery points are daily scheduled backup jobs and when thetape backup job is run later it collects all the data from the recovery points, is this correct?
    Or are the recovery points actually folders on the source server, which then are transfered to DPM for tape backup?
    Can't see if it's full backup, incremental or something else?
    Hopefully someone can help? :-)

    /Lasse

    DB:2.48:Recovery From Tape m9

    Hi,
    Each long term backup to tape job needs to copy the latest disk based recovery point, so that means if you don't have a new disk based recovery point made since the last successful tape backup, you will get the errorDPM could not find a valid
    recovery point on disk. (ID 30126)
    This prevents DPM fromcopying the same recovery point on disk to tape over and over if no new disk based recovery points are being made. You need to fix whatever is wrong that is preventing new disk based recovery points from being created.Please remember to click “Mark as Answer” on the post that helps you, and to click “Unmark as Answer” if a marked post does not actually answer your question. This can be beneficial to other community members reading the thread. Regards, Mike J. [MSFT]
    This posting is provided AS IS with no warranties, and confers no rights.

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 2.48

    DB:2.48:Testing Disaster Recovery Using Rman k8


    Hi,

    I m currently testing disater recovery . Below are steps i m following. Please correct me if i m ?

    1.Validate database and all archivelogs before taking full db backup from RMAN ==========Completed, Successful
    2.Take full RMAN hot backup(database, controlfile archivelog )====================Completed, Successful
    3.Validate RMAN hot full backup (tape) before doing restore and recovery for DR =========Completed, Successful
    4.Drop database
    5.Restore and Recover dropped database from RMAN hot full backup (tape)
    6.Take full RMAN hot backup(database, controlfile archivelog )My question is

    1. how to restore and recover RMAN hot full backup from TAPE? Is the below script correct?
    2. Do i need to restore both archive logs and datafiles? Will the below script restore both archive logs and datafiles ?

    Below the script i have written ,please help me in correcting script.

    #!/bin/ksh

    export ORACLE_SID=PROLCR1
    echo $ORACLE_SID

    export ORACLE_HOME=/bt01/app/oracle/product/10.2.0
    echo $ORACLE_HOME

    export PATH
    echo $PATH

    RMAN=$ORACLE_HOME/bin/rman
    $RMAN target sys/gat1neau@PROLCR1 nocatalog EOF
    run
    {
    allocate channel ch00 type 'sbt_tape' parms 'ENV=(+tape library softlink+)';
    allocate channel ch01 type 'sbt_tape' parms 'ENV=(+tape library softlink+)';
    set until time "to_date('backup completion timestamp')";
    restore controlfile
    alter database mount;
    restore database;
    recover database;
    alter database open resetlogs;
    release channel ch00;
    release channel ch01;
    }
    exit;
    EOFThanks in advance

    DB:2.48:Testing Disaster Recovery Using Rman k8

    if you would like refer:-http://oracleinstance.blogspot.in/2010/08/disaster-recovery-using-rman-demo.html

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 2.48

    DB:2.48:Force Tape To Be Free : From Backup On Tape Working On Wrong Date 9c


    hi,
    I encountered a problem with
    the scheduler tapes. (Cfr this post:

    Backup on Tape working on wrong DATE)
    I wishcould
    recover a maximum of tape
    that were used in
    a wrong date after
    the issue of the scheduler. I made a
    backup tape every 3 months(15th of
    month : January, April, July, October)with a
    retention of 25 months (and run only backup for bigger retention is active) and a weekly backup with a retention of 12 week.

    I started to
    write something in powershell, but I
    must admit that I am not
    a pro in scripting, and I am
    blocking ...
    Import-Module DataProtectionManager
    $DPMServerName=dpm
    if (!(Connect-DPMServer $DPMServerName))
    {
    Write-Error Failed to connect To DPM server $DPMServerName
    exit 1
    }
    $libraryList = Get-DPMLibrary -DPMServerName $DPMServerName
    $TapesList = Get-Tape -DPMLibrary $libraryList | Sort-Object -Property location #Sort not good working
    $cpt=0
    foreach ($Tape in $TapesList) #inside each tape of the tape list
    {
    $RP = GET-RECOVERYPOINT -tape $tape
    Foreach ($point in $RP) # Now give me the specifics on each Recovery Point
    {
    $TestExpireDate=$point.RecoverySourceLocations #try to have the expiration date
    if(){ #expiration date ?
    # erase the tape
    cpt=cpt1
    }
    }
    }
    Write-Host nombre de tape a concernee $cpt
    Disconnect-DPMServer

    i need your help to complet the script
    thanks

    DB:2.48:Force Tape To Be Free : From Backup On Tape Working On Wrong Date 9c

    hi,
    i have fix my problem with your script and the gui ...

    identify the tape that i need to be free force with the GUI ( recovery find wrong date backup and then clic on view tape list)make a list of all tapeverifie on tape if a can make a FULL delete of the tape and recovery pointuse the script on the tape that can be fully deleted
    thanks for the help

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 2.48

    DB:2.48:Local Disk? On Host Being Backed-Up, Host Hosting Vdr, Or Any Datastore Managed By Vcenter? as



    In January I will be installing 3 proliants DL380G7 running ESXi 4.1 Essential Plus. We do not have a SAN. We would like to use data recovery to backup Host#1 onto Host#2 (which would run VDR and VCenter) and restore to Host#3 for DR purposes. Host#2 would also run our tape backup jobs.

    Does this scenario sound plausible? Could select to backup directly from Host#1 to a datastore located on Host#3 using VDR?

    Thanks

    DB:2.48:Local Disk? On Host Being Backed-Up, Host Hosting Vdr, Or Any Datastore Managed By Vcenter? as


    I forget about Windows shares as a vDR destination since I don't use them but you can create a Windows VM and create a share. Create your Windows VM on the third host and you can use that as a destination. Or an NFS or iSCSI VM on the third host as a destination.

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 2.46

    DB:2.46:Osb To Backup The Flash_Recovery_Area a8


    I am having a problem with my OSB 10.3. configuration. Well, i have configured my tape library and after i user the VERIFY tool, no errors were displayed. I understand how OSB works since this is not the first time i will be doing this. I have done OSB in RedHat. Now I am assigned to do it on windows to multiple hosts within the administrative server. I have manage to add clients and hosts after setting up my Oracle Grid Control 11g. All instances are now working except for this one host with the database name "NETTRANS" which has a database size of 4TB (this uses ASM disk storage). My tape volumes can allocate 800GB of compressed data. Since this is a very critical database, the management wants to do the following:

    Every Sunday - backup flash_recovery_area to OSB Tape
    From Mon - Sat - backup RMAN incremental level 1 backup to OSB tape.

    So basically, its defeating the purpose of OSB, which is Secure backup to tape. Well, since this is what they want, our backup to tape strategy goes:

    Sunday (1AM) : Incremental level 0 backup to disk
    Mon - Sat (1AM): Incremental level 1 backup to disk.

    My questions are:

    1. Am I right in the idea of creating 2 media families:

    Backup_FRA_family -- backup of the whole recovery area
    Backup_Level1_family -- backup of daily incr level 1

    2. How will be my rotation policy be configured?
    3. How will I assign tape volumes to my FRA and Level 1 backups?
    4. Is it right to configure the media family as "content managed"?

    Our RMAN retention policy is for 7 days.

    I am a bit lost here (on their request). Please help.

    DB:2.46:Osb To Backup The Flash_Recovery_Area a8

    i am facing another problem when i ping to client host from oracle secure backup web interface. following error appear,

    Error: can't connect to Oracle Secure Backup service daemon on rac2 (address 192.168.7.3) - SSL fatal
    alert during negotation

    do u have the solution for this problem??

    i tried export certificate with following command but failed .

    [root@localhost bin]# obcm export certificate file /tmp/rac2_cert.f --host rac2
    Error: certificate not found - No such file or director

    when i try to mount drive it gives following error,how can i make tape2 online?

    Error: can't mount volume in tape2 - device offline

    Edited by: user11114688 on Feb 29, 2012 1:08 AM

    Edited by: user11114688 on Mar 1, 2012 12:01 AM

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 2.45

    DB:2.45:How To Properly Resignature A Lun? 3a


    I'm testing VM recovery from tape backup to a LUN on my SAN. I have several ESX hosts in a DRS cluster.

    I can restore the LUN from tape and recover the data with no problem. But as I understand it, in order to restore the VM, I have to resignature the LUN. I'm getting stuck figuring out the right steps to do this so that the LUN reappears under the original name and available to all the ESX hosts in the cluster. Can anyone provide any guidance on the best way to do this process?

    For example, do I have to enable resignaturing on every ESX host in the cluster or just one? And at what point do I disable resignaturing again?

    Tony

    DB:2.45:How To Properly Resignature A Lun? 3a

    Hello, first of all I don't know if you still need the help but maybe some other people will benefit from this. When you restore a LUN from tape backup you have different options depending on what you want to accomplished. If you want the restored LUN permanently available or if you want it just temporarily so you can pull data out.

    If you want your restored LUN permanently you will use the resignature option and make sure to do it presicesly or else you might run into issue. Take the following steps

    1. unpresent or make sure the failed LUN is no longer visible to your ESX hosts.

    2. depending on your SAN (I use netapp) present it to your hosts and give it a different LUN ID.

    4. Go to Advance settings and go to the LVM section and change the seting on enable resignature from 0 to 1(Do it only from ONE esx host.)

    5. Rescan one of the ESX host hbas and make sure the new LUN is visible.

    6. Once you are able to see the new LUN it will also create a new data store automatically.

    7. Once you are able to see the new Data Store witht he associated LUN go back to the Advance options and change the settings back to 0 for enable resignature.

    8. It is very important to do step 7 becasue if you don't the next time you rescan the hbas it will give it a different GUID to the LUN and it will start to get confusing.

    9. After that you go ahed and rescan the HBAs on the rest of the ESX host and they will be able to see the new DataStore with the associated LUN.

    If you want to just browse the LUN and get vmdk files out then you will use the enable snapshot option in the advance section of the ESX host. You will have to do the following

    1. change enable snapshot from 1 to 0

    2. rescan one of the ESX hosts HBAs and make sure the new Datastore is present with the name of snap.00000xxx etc...

    3. keep the setting enabled for the lenght of time you would want to keep it and browse it until you have gotten all of the information out.

    4. Once you are done, change the setting back to default and the snapshot will no longer be visible

    5. unpresent it from the SAN, rescan the ESX host you used to pull the data out and you should be done.

    I hope this helps anybody. Regards,

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 2.45

    DB:2.45:Recovery Database (Fulldatafiles Or Archived Logs) From Catalog Backup Tag fp


    I have RMAN backup catalog configured in tape. I want to restore full or 1 datafiles or 2 archived logs from particular tape backup tape. How to do that?

    Another question:

    If I have configured retention policy 15 days but in init.ora file "control_file_record_keep_time integer 7". Can I restore controlfile if needed from last 15th backup? If not can I increase control_file_record_keep_time value from 7 to 15 or any other suggestions?

    Thanks

    DB:2.45:Recovery Database (Fulldatafiles Or Archived Logs) From Catalog Backup Tag fp

    I have RMAN backup catalog configured in tape. I want to restore full or 1 datafiles or 2 archived logs from particular tape backup tape. How to do that?

    Another question:

    If I have configured retention policy 15 days but in init.ora file "control_file_record_keep_time integer 7". Can I restore controlfile if needed from last 15th backup? If not can I increase control_file_record_keep_time value from 7 to 15 or any other suggestions?

    Thanks

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 2.45

    DB:2.45:Ndmp Maximum Tape Block Size pa



    Page 7 of docu45326_Isilon-data-protection,-recovery,-and-backup-best-practices-guide.pdf from October 2012
    OneFS NDMP supports a maximum tape block size of 128 kilobytes (KB).

    Page 8 of the same document

    OneFS NDMP supports a maximum tape block size of 256 kilobytes (KB).

    Anyone know which is accurate?

    DB:2.45:Ndmp Maximum Tape Block Size pa


    From the latest document that was released with v7.0.2, the verbiage now provides a bit more clarity:

    https://support.emc.com/docu47692_OneFS_7.0.2_Backup_and_Recovery_Guide.pdf

    [...]

    Use the largest tape record size available for your version of OneFS. The largest tape

    record size for OneFS versions 6.5.5 and later is 256 KB. The largest tape record size

    for versions of OneFS earlier than 6.5.5 is 128 KB.

    [...]

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 2.45

    DB:2.45:Rman Backup Strategy f8


    Guys,

    We are on Oracle 11g. Currently we take a full backup once a day to tape and the retention policy is set to redundancy 7. What I want to do is configure flash recovery area and backup to disk first and then to tape. I want to keep 1 backup on the disk and still keep 7 backups on tape. Is that a reasonable strategy? If so how do I go about setting it up? I read through most of RMAN recipes book and got a good understanding of it but still still want to get some input from the experts here.

    Thanks

    DB:2.45:Rman Backup Strategy f8

    +1 for lixidon

    cronjob to launch scripts containing backup command.
    With OEM you'll always be stuck or not completely free of using all type of backup type and all options. (especially fro incremental and so).

    For your question:

    If you want to keep 7 backup on tape and one on disk you have to put your retnetion to redundancy 8 (and not a windows of 7 days).
    Then for the flash you do a rman command into wich you allocate a channel to disk (even if it's by default it's cleaner).
    Then to put your backup on tape you do "backup flash recovery area" while allocating tape channel in your rman command.
    And so on do a disk backup, then a tape backup...
    You d'ont have to tape care of the deletion of the disk backup because the FRA will take care of that alone.

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 2.45

    DB:2.45:Tape Backup dp


    If we configure rman to backup database onto disk and then use a 3rd party software to backup these rman files to a tape. when we do the recovery, will rman recognize the files on the tape? if not, then I guess we have to transfer files from tape to the disk directory to recover?

    DB:2.45:Tape Backup dp

    RMAN will not know the files are on tape. If your tape software is certified with RMAN then you could have RMAN write directly to tape or you could consider Oracle Secure Backup to write directly to tape.

    Otherwise, as you mentioned, you could restore the files to disk and then restore with RMAN.

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 2.45

    DB:2.45:Full And Incremental Backup Question 1x


    1) We are doing Weekly Full DAILY night incremental backup of TL using Veritas Backup  Manager  to Tape.
        One day I took Incremental Backup of TL file manually using studio and deleted the backup file.
        Will I able to restore completed if something happens on next day ? Is automated backup takes care of Incremental backup from last night instead of manual interim backup ?
    What is the recommendation ? If automated backup is enabled, we should not do manual backup ?
     
    2) In Full Recovery Modek , If I do full backup , Does it backup Transactional Log also or only Datafiles ?
     
    Thanks
     
     
     

    DB:2.45:Full And Incremental Backup Question 1x

    It is always hard to tell if a backup strategy is sufficient for your needs, as this depends on how much data loss you are willing to allow, how much money you can spend on your backup strategy, how the backups interfer with the productive system, how long the recovery process can be, etc. First of all I would start by defining how much data loss you can afford. if you don´t care about a one day loss, you can leave it up to one full backup (But remember that even this backup could be destroyed for some reason), if you need more backup and more data availbility you will have to scale it through differential and transactionlog backups.Jens K. Suessmeyer.---http://www.sqlserver2005.de---

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 2.44

    DB:2.44:Need To Back Up 7tb Raid. What Would You Do? 9j


    Hi!
    Running the 7TB RAID and we need a back up that can be taken off location for diaster recovery. This is something that would be backed up about ever 2 weeks. We have a Exabyte VXA autoloader that runs (or rater does not run) over FW800. I've done everything I, and several other knowlagable people, can think of to make it go and have not had any luck. It's a hold over from the previous I.T. guy, so at least it's not my fault :P

    So, it's budget time and I need a new system that will work. What are your thoughs on hardware? I'm not in love with tape, so I'm open to other ideas.

    Thanks!

    DB:2.44:Need To Back Up 7tb Raid. What Would You Do? 9j

    While I do find our storage needs ever-growing, I'm also noticing that as we grow, more and more data gets classified as "I need this on the server forever, but I'm never gonna actually use it again".

    I'd evaluate what sort of load you have on the 7TB of "long term storage" rather than active working data... We use a DVD 'live' archiving/HSM solution for our long term data which also keeps the costs low for that data - and disaster recovery is as easy as duplicating ~400 DVD+R DLs every so often. ANYTHING you can do to age out/archive historical data will in turn reduce the load on your backup/DR solution.

    For our backups, we run incremental snapshots every 12 hours from our 7TB SAN to a 14TB backup server hosted at our colo... If we did it any less often it would take forever to complete, but as is, most snapshots take just an hour or two of transfer, plus another hour of file compares.

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 2.44

    DB:2.44:Windows 7 Driver For T1000e Tape Backup fz



    I have an HP T1000e tape backup system. I want to recover my data from my old Travan t-1 tapes. Is there a driver for Windows 7 available? The T1000e was original sold with the Windows 95 driver. Also, is there a parallel data cable to usb available since most new macines do not have parallel any more..

    DB:2.44:Windows 7 Driver For T1000e Tape Backup fz


    Hello gtryz,

    Welcome to the HP Forums, I hope you enjoy your experience! To help you get the most out of the HP Forums I would like to direct your attention to the HP Forums Guide First Time Here? Learn How to Post and More.

    I understand you are trying to setup the HP T1000e to your Windows 7 computer. Well you can purchase the Parallel to USB adapter I did a Google search for "Parallel to USB adapter" and received a variety of such devices. As for setting up the HP T1000e I am sorry, but to get your issue more exposure, I would suggest posting it in the commercial forums, since this is a commercial product. You can do this at HP Enterprise Business Community - Storage.I hope this helps. Thank you for posting on the HP Forums. Have a great day!

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 2.44

    DB:2.44:Dpm 2010 - Backup To Tape Failed x7


    I have configured a protection group both short term backup to disk everyday and Long term backup to tape every Saturday. The backup to tape is running and completed on Saturday with no errors.
    Under the Recovery tab, I checked the protected group and they all have recovery points from both disk and tape. Under the Monitoring tab, Jobs status shown Satruday's joba green check mark -Completed - Tape backup.
    However, in the Administrator Console/Protection, the protection status of that particular group shows a red Backup to tape failed. Details of error said cannot find a valid recovery point. Furthermore, I manual ran create recovery point for each item
    on the protection group, all successful and gave me a green OK. Then I kick off the Tape backup, and DPM won't backup the items and listed it again Backup to tape failed.
    Did anyone have this experience?

    DB:2.44:Dpm 2010 - Backup To Tape Failed x7

    Please reopen the thread, when you report the detailed error. Usually the backup failed error alert covers the cause of the failure.

    thanks,
    Parag Agrawal
    This posting is provided AS IS with no warranties, and confers no rights.

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 2.43

    DB:2.43:Secondary Dpm 2010 Limits jj


    I'm getting the following message when creating secondary protection groups:
    The maximum number of diaster recovery data sourcs that a DPM server can protect is 300. If you exceed this limit, DPM server will miss its backup SLA and eventually become unresponsive
    The recommendation is to reduce the number of DR data sources. How is this limit determined? Andis it accurate?
    From what I've read, the primary can protect over 2000 databases as long as space and volume limits are not maxed.

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 2.42

    DB:2.42:How To Use Transaction Log Shipping For Diaster Recovery sa


    Hi,
    I'm implementing a new SQL disaster recovery Plan and planning to use T-log shipping to secondary server.

    I have successfully enabled Transaction Log Shipping to secondary server by creating T-log backup in primary, Copy restore Jobs in secondary server. I can see the history of the Jobs, but how can i set alerts if there is job failure and I'm also struggling
    with Secondary server. DB's in secondary server are in recovering state{AdWorks(Restoring...)}. How can i use these db's when disaster happens??

    Please help me how to achieve it.

    DB:2.42:How To Use Transaction Log Shipping For Diaster Recovery sa

    You can alert on SQL Server job failure as you normally would by setting up operators and configuring the Notificsations tab of the jobs etc...
    Alternatively (or additionally) you can build your own jobs that implement custom alerting by using some of the conditions discussed in Uri's links.
    As far as using the secondary for query processing you will need to put the database into a standby state.
    http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms189572(v=sql.105).aspx
    http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms186858(v=sql.105).aspxRegards, Matt Bowler MCITP, My Blog

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 2.42

    DB:2.42:Traditional Ndmp Save Sets Recovery Using A Storage Node sk


    Hello,I have some NDMP save sets, backed up in a "traditional" way - a tape drive attached directly to the NAS device. Is it possible to recover these save sets using an NDMP DSA recovery from the tape attached to the backup server itself, or the cartridge must be loaded into a drive directly attached to a NAS device? The backup server is NetWorker 7.2.2.Thank you very much.Sagi.

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 2.42

    DB:2.42:Strategies Tape Backup ks


    Hi

    First, sorry for my english!
    I have a strategy of backup that consist of:
    -backup incremental Level 0 on Sunday
    -backup incrementals level 1 from Monday to Saturday
    -Version of database 10gR2.
    -Flash Recovery rea is configured
    -All backup is based on disk

    I acquired a tape library and I need to implement a strategy of backup on tape, but I Don't know the best way:

    1) Continue with backup on disk and after move this backup manually to tape?
    2) Backup direct to tape?

    Which is the best practices?. Thanks so much

    DB:2.42:Strategies Tape Backup ks

    For critical production data you might also want to consider scheduling a recovery exercise where you do a full recovery from tape to a test machine every now and then (once a year at the very least) to ensure that:

    a) Everything is backed up properly and the tapes are valid.
    Absolutely the last thing you want to discover during a live data recovery is all the tapes you have carefully stored for months/years are all invalid due to tape errors or files not copied.

    b) Your recovery procedures work.
    Having those recovery procedures documented and tested will also save much stress when you have to do a live recovery.

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 2.42

    DB:2.42:Thread: Diaster Recovery kx


    I messed up i believe. I attempted to do an in place upgrade from a 6.5sp3

    to a 6.5sp5. I went to the GUI and clicked install and it began to copy

    the new files. Suddently the server locked up and reported that it was

    going down in 2 min save all files.Well it never went down after 20 mins,

    so i recycled the power. When the server came back up started as if it was

    going to boot into netware, but when directly to a c:\
    wserver prompt. I

    thought by typing server.exe it would run, but it said the file could not

    be found. Is everything lost? Am i SOL? as far as recovering my data and

    sys volumes which were NNS volumes.

    Please help

    The Newbie of Novell

    DB:2.42:Thread: Diaster Recovery kx

    I would contact Novell and open up a trouble ticket with them.

    You may be able to reinstall Novell overtop of itself to get back in.

    Your volumes are still there but the OS on C:\\NWSERVER is messed up

    because it didn\'t finish the service pack copy.

    -Nyle

    rblakey@cspinet.org wrote:

    I messed up i believe. I attempted to do an in place upgrade from a 6.5sp3

    to a 6.5sp5. I went to the GUI and clicked install and it began to copy

    the new files. Suddently the server locked up and reported that it was

    going down in 2 min save all files.Well it never went down after 20 mins,

    so i recycled the power. When the server came back up started as if it was

    going to boot into netware, but when directly to a c:\
    wserver prompt. I

    thought by typing server.exe it would run, but it said the file could not

    be found. Is everything lost? Am i SOL? as far as recovering my data and

    sys volumes which were NNS volumes.

    Please help

    The Newbie of Novell

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 2.42

    DB:2.42:How To Bakcup Asm Flash Recovery Area To Tape? 3a


    Hello -

    My database is on ASM, and my Flash Recovery Area uses ASM. How do I backup to tape using the media management library for Netbackup? Do I need to install libraries on the DB server? How do I then configure for tape backup?

    Thanks in advance!
    Mike

    DB:2.42:How To Bakcup Asm Flash Recovery Area To Tape? 3a

    For some reason, Symantec has had issues with their ftp thru http so you have have to access the NetBackup documentation via direct ftp.

    http://ftp.support.veritas.com/pub/support/products/NetBackup_Enterprise_Server/290199.pdf

    Course, I don't know what version and/or O/S you are on ?

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 2.42

    DB:2.42:How To Transfer The Backup Copies From The Flash Recovery Area To A Tape? ka


    How to transfer the backup copies from the flash recovery area to a tape?
    Because the copy format backups can not be stored on a tape media, tapes are not a right place for the copies. Where should I transfer the backup copies to? Can I transfer the backup copies from the flash recovery area to a tape?

    Edited by: frank.qian on Sep 15, 2008 8:55 PM

    DB:2.42:How To Transfer The Backup Copies From The Flash Recovery Area To A Tape? ka

    You could use the "BACKUP RECOVERY AREA" command itself for RMAN to backup the FRA to tape (if integrated with a Media Management Layer).
    OR
    You could do OS Level Backups of the FRA. That is perfectly acceptable so long as you use catalogue methods in your tape backups to identify the tapes required to restore a particular FRA image or specific archivelogs from a particular FRA.

    Hemant K Chitale
    http://hemantoracledba.blogspot.com

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 2.41

    DB:2.41:Restore Rman Backup From Tape ss


    I have to restore the RMAN full backup from tape to new host to a previous date say March 1st. My target database RMAN retention period is 28 days, today is 11th May.

    Is it possible to restore the obsolete database from tape backup to new host as of May 1st. If not possible, I would like to restore the available backup say as 15th April from tape to new host.

    Can you please provide me the steps to restore the tape old backup to new host.

    Thanks,
    Mahi

    DB:2.41:Restore Rman Backup From Tape ss

    kindly close this thread.. i have already answered. kindly mark my answer as accepted answer ..

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 2.41

    DB:2.41:Msa 1501i 8a



    What is the fault tollerance for the MSA 1501i against theft, environment (flooding of server room), virus attack, hardware failure...

    Can it support other secondary Data recovery/Back-up proceedures; roaming profiles,offsite backup, tape..

    Can it be able to host live application data e.g Lotus notes

    DB:2.41:Msa 1501i 8a


    You need to have some sort of multipathing setup on any SAN IMO,

    Asyncronous mirroring to an offsite SAN,

    That said there isnt much an MSA can do with another MSA,

    You need a pair of EVAs with continous access and buisiness continuity licences to protect adequately,

    Double-take is poor with anything but a small amount of flat files,

    As the last poster said is probably worth looking at another vender,

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 2.41

    DB:2.41:2008 R2 Diaster Recovery System State Step By Step k7


    hello.
    i am new to network administration and am wanting to learn more about recovering active directory from a disaster, i have already successfully played around with replication and adding new domain controllers to a working envrioment
    i have taken a system state backup of a domain controller and am wanting to simulate a disaster where there are no working domain controllers in my network
    i am looking for a step by step guide in restoring a domain controller from system state backup i know Microsoft don't support it as such but i need to be prepared if it does happen.
    i have found the guides online to not offer much information in terms of a step by step but rather just the general idea of a system state recovery works with active directory.
    or alternatively if some one could post the general steps.
    at the moment i install server 2008r2 then after that should i run DCPROMO then do the system state recovery or do i need to recover the system state then do DCPROMO???
    has anyone had much experience with this and can share their advice.
    thanks in advance.

    Gordon

    DB:2.41:2008 R2 Diaster Recovery System State Step By Step k7

    There are some considerations that you need to evaluate while restoring to a different hardware. Check thishttp://support.microsoft.com/kb/249694/en-us#method7(see section Move a Windows domain controller installation)
    I hope this helps!!!

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 2.40

    DB:2.40:Rman Restore From Tape Directly x8


    Dear All,

    We are in the process of testing the restore functionality of our production Db. The Backup is taken by Rman which is integrated with Netbackp. The backup files are directly going to the Tape storage.

    Scenario
    1. We need to restore the backup into a different host which doesn't have access to the Netbackup server and Production Db (Its a DR site)(DR excercise).
    2. System team can provide the tape on the standby server.

    Concerns
    1. How can i proceed with restore in the secondary host.
    2. Is there any way to read the backup pieces from Tape and catalog it using rman

    If any come across this scenario, kindly share me the solution.

    Thanks in Advance

    DB:2.40:Rman Restore From Tape Directly x8

    Hi user585870,
    How can i proceed with restore in the secondary host.

    Is there any way to read the backup pieces from Tape and catalog it using rmanBasicly you need the same backup integration with Oracle and Netbackup as you have on your primary site on the DR site.
    Next to this you need to know the scenario on how to do a DR restore with the original host and backup system not being available.
    For this you better can contact the Vendor of the backup solution.
    Regards,
    Tycho

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 2.40

    DB:2.40:Recover Database 10.2.0.3.0 And Application 11.5.10 Cu 2 From Tape px


    Hi,

    We need to check Recovery Process from Tape.

    Our configuration :

    - Server : HP-UX 11.31
    - Database Version : 10.2.0.3.0
    - ERP version : 11.5.10 CU2

    We want to check Recovery ( Database and ERP ) from Tape.

    What are the steps , before Backup on Tape and After Backup on Tape ?

    DB:2.40:Recover Database 10.2.0.3.0 And Application 11.5.10 Cu 2 From Tape px

    Hi,

    What are the steps , before Backup on Tape and After Backup on Tape ?
    My question is regarding Pre-clone and Post-clone process while backuping DB (Rman) and ERP (FileSystem) on Tape ?After the backup to the tape and even after you restore the files to the target nodes.

    Cloning Oracle Application 11i /R12 with Rapid Clone - Database (9i/10g/11g) Using Hot Backup on Open Database [ID 760772.1]
    Cloning E-Business Suite Using Hot Backup for Minimal Downtime of Source Environment. [ID 362473.1]

    Thanks,
    Hussein

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 2.40

    DB:2.40:Rc_Datafile Location Changed After Try Recover Datafile Into Another Host 7m


    Hi,
    I has a database whose datafiles was all in i:\ofs1, yesterday,to verify that my tape backup,
    I tried to restore and recover the database into another host and location c:\ofs1,
    I connected to the recover catalog for the database while performing the restoring and recovering, everything completed successfully.
    But then I found out that the location of datafile in rc_database view in my recovery catalog been updated from i:\ofs1 to c:\ofs1,
    apparent while doing the restoring, rman also update the location of the datafile in rc_datafile.
    And now when I perform backup for the original database, it search the datafiles in c:\ofs1 instead of i:\ofs1.

    Is there anyone know how should I do to update back the datafile location in rc_datafile?

    Thanks

    Vincent

    DB:2.40:Rc_Datafile Location Changed After Try Recover Datafile Into Another Host 7m

    Hi Vincent,
    I did restore and recover while connecting to the recovery catalog, but come to the stage to open resetlogs
    I disconnect from the catalog, so the new db did not register a new incarnation in the catalog.OK this explains why by an implicit sync the paths changed in the catalog.
    By the way, if I unregister and re-register the database to the catalog, is all the previous backup still usable?After re-registration you will only have the backup information available which is currently in the controlfile so you might loose data.
    If you need the history you have to re-catalog rman backups with the catalog command or restore the catalog to a point before you did the restore/recovery of production but this might result in data loss for other dbs using the catalog.
    To avoid such problems in the future you better use the duplicate command.
    Regards,
    Tycho

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 2.40

    DB:2.40:Pass Through Scsi Tape Drive From Host To Virtual Machine With Backup Software Installed In Guest ms


    Can I attach an external SCSI tape drive to one of my hosts and then add it as a device on a virtual machine.

    I want to use backup exec on a virtual machine rather than having to have a separate physical server to attach the tape drive. I realise that I wouln't be able to vmotion the guest but as its only going to be a backup machine I'm happy with that.

    Thanks in advance,

    DB:2.40:Pass Through Scsi Tape Drive From Host To Virtual Machine With Backup Software Installed In Guest ms


    Or you can use VTL decision in VM, and than transfer data from it directly to tape. Try to search it in Google

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 2.40

    DB:2.40:Esx 4 Host Backups To Tape pp


    I'm looking for a solution for vSphere that allows me to backup VMs and/or files from VMs directly to tape.

    1 vSphere host with 2 VMs

    Goal: Backup the vms directly to tape attached through SAS to the vSphere host.

    Before I was doing this with BackupExec installed and the SCSI device added to the VM.

    With the changes to vSphere I can no longer do this and hardware doesn't support VMDirectPath.

    I understand running 3.5 but I need to move forward and find a new solution. Preferably not Acronis either as it's a bit on the pricey side.

    DB:2.40:Esx 4 Host Backups To Tape pp


    In the SCSI device's properties. I've tried changing it to different channels.

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 2.40

    DB:2.40:Cucm a9


    1.after changing the IP Address, the Hotline Telephone System able to establish any-to-any call? will it change any functionality of the systems.

    2. Is it possible to get a diaster recovery backup (DRB)in a Hard disk other than a FTTP server ?

    3. what are the details may required for the TAC from my side so that i make ready for them?

    Thanks,
    Riyazdeen

    DB:2.40:Cucm a9


    1. Which system are you using??? That really depends on the kind of integration you have and you should check that with your 3rd party vendor

    2 If running over ESXi, no other option, if running MCS, also tape device

    3 Ready for what????

    HTH java if this helps, please rate www.cisco.com/go/pdihelpdesk

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 2.40

    DB:2.40:Keep Incrementally Updated Backup In Fra *And* Daily Full Backups To Tape z8


    I am using database version 11.1.0.7 on Solaris and a separate RMAN repository database (in a 10g database).

    I run the "Incrementally Updating Backup" script daily as suggested by the Backup and Recovery User's guide to have a easily restorable backup in the FRA. In addition to that, I also do a full backup to tape daily, using Veritas NetBackup -- if I ever need to go back in time more than a day.

    As soon as the backup to tape has run, the image copy files in the FRA from the incrementally updating backup are marked as reclaimable -- I guess this means that as soon as the FRA gets full, parts of the backup may be deleted.

    Is there a way to make sure the image copy in the FRA will not be deleted?

    DB:2.40:Keep Incrementally Updated Backup In Fra *And* Daily Full Backups To Tape z8

    Setting "REDUNDANCY 2" seems to have done the trick, thank you. There is now always one non-reclaimable copy in the FRA in addition to the backups to tape.

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 2.39

    DB:2.39:Restore Spfile From Rman Backup Through Tape On Another Server 3d


    Hi all,How do we restore spfile or controlfile from rman backup on another host via tape drive?or how do we clone using rman backup on another host without connect target ?regards,

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 2.39

    DB:2.39:Client Tape Backup: Dpm Could Not Find A Valid Recovery Point On Disk. (Id 30126) 83


    We have a large number of laptops that we protect with DPM 2010 client backup.
    Synchronization for the laptops runs every hour. Retention range on disk is 14 days and recovery points are created 3 times a day. This
    works well.
    Every night we do a full backup on tape of this client data.
    This also works ok, unless the client didnt sync
    the last 24 hours. So between the 2 tape backups. In that case DPM reports an error:
    Backup to tape failed
    Backup of [laptop name]\User data on [laptop name].domain.com cannot be completed. DPM could not find a valid recovery point on disk. (ID 30126)
    In the following scenario this error occurs:
    09-10-2010 09:00 17:00: Laptop
    X is powered on and syncs every hour to DPM disk. At 10:00, 14:00 and 18:00 a recovery point is created by DPM.
    09-10-2010 23:00: Full tape backup of all clients including Laptop X
    10-10-2010 09:00 17:00: Laptop
    X is NOT powered on and therefore does
    NOT sync. No recovery points are created for this laptop X.
    10-10-2010 23:00: Full tape backup of all clients including Laptop X, but
    because there is no recovery point for laptop X created in the last 24 hours. The full client tape backup gives the error that is stated above. Other laptops that do have a recovery point in the last 24 hours are backed-up to tape successfully.
    In fact this error is correct, because now new recovery points were not created. I can also see this in the job log.

    Create Recovery Point for Laptop X:
    The job completed successfully with the following warning:
    No recovery point was created, either because synchronization has not occurred since the last recovery point was created, or because no changes were found during synchronization. (ID 208)
    Problem is that I dont want this Backup to tape failed
    error in my alerts window because In fact all this is expected behavior, no recent recovery points so no new data on tape.
    The errors only distracts you from possible real alerts.
    Am I overlooking something or is this expected behavior?
    Oh by the way, the alerting option that can also be specified is set to 14 days.

    DB:2.39:Client Tape Backup: Dpm Could Not Find A Valid Recovery Point On Disk. (Id 30126) 83

    Hi,
    this is expected behavior because it is an error, although as you said 'expected'in this case.
    Best option I have now is to schedule a script (say hourly or less often) that de-activates these alerts.
    Abasis for that can be found here:
    http://blogs.technet.com/b/dpm/archive/2010/06/04/automatically-resolving-alerts-such-as-resume-ownership.aspx. I can help you with samples for creating a self scheduling script.\R2 This posting is provided AS IS with no warranties, and confers no rights

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 2.39

    DB:2.39:Rman Tape Backup On Tsm Server. ka


    Hi,

    can any one suggest me about RMAN tape backup

    i wnat to take RMAN level 0 on each sunday,and from monday to saturday cumulative level 1 backup

    please tell me the command use to perform this backup and recovery,and also suggest me how i need to perform archive log backup on daily basis for any recovery.

    please suggset any better plan to implement RMAN Backup and Recovery .

    Thanks And Regards,

    DB:2.39:Rman Tape Backup On Tsm Server. ka

    Ask to yours manager that how far behind they may claim to recover yours database , in my case they may ask the database should be rewinded to last one month for auditing purpose.For capacity planning read that link but a bit specific to flash recovery area.http://oraware.blogspot.com/2008/07/fra-capacity-planning.html,

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 2.39

    DB:2.39:To Restore Backup On Different Host Using Rman 98


    Hi All,

    Friend I need your help once again. I want to restore my database from the past backup to new HOST by keeping the original database intact using RMAN. Let me explain the scenario:-

    Databas Version - 8.1.7
    OS - Solaris 5.8

    We are using RMAN with Tivoli as third party media management. I just need to restore the database from this tape library using RMAN with recovery catalog on new server. The only doubt I have is how I will make the backups of the production database whose backup has to be restored available on the new host where I have to create new database.

    I will be using different file structure for the newly restored database. Do I have to create TDPO files seperately on the server on which I have to restore the database.

    Please reply asap.

    Regards
    Harpreet Singh

    DB:2.39:To Restore Backup On Different Host Using Rman 98

    You need to create a tdpo.opt file of source on the destination database. Then, allocate channel using this TDPO_OPTFILE and recover database.

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 2.39

    DB:2.39:Vm Access Esx Host Scsi Backup Tape Device 3s



    I have an Esx server, and two vm are storege in SAN.

    I wanna to know it is posisble to connect a backup tape device to SCSI port on the ESX server host, and used one of the vm to access the backup tape device, and backup vm as physical machine.

    DB:2.39:Vm Access Esx Host Scsi Backup Tape Device 3s


    Once you have added the tape device to your ESX host and have rebooted, you'll want to edit the settings for your VM and then add a generic SCSI device.

    On the 2nd screen of the add hardware wizard, you'll get a drop down menu for Connection: SCSI device and in the list you should see your tape drive. You'll also set which SCSI ID the tape device should have in the VM.

    Once that is done you should be able to boot your VM and scan for new hardware.

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 2.38

    DB:2.38:Database File Recovery 3s


    i have a complete tape backup of all the directories on one of my systems. i was wondering if i could just copy over all the oracle files from the tape backup associated with a database to a different server and have everything work correctly. Also the new server has oracle running on it already.

    DB:2.38:Database File Recovery 3s

    Of course that you can, but you must pay attention to the file location. If you have the same file system (same mount point) you can try it. If the path is different you have to recreate the control file. You must configure user_dump_dest, background_dump_dest, core_dump_dest, control_files, and so on (configure the init.ora).
    Only "copy and run" in the 98% of the cases is not possible. You have to execute some (not so difficult) manual task.

    Aron

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 2.38

    DB:2.38:Obtar Failing With "Client Name Unknown!" Error Message 88


    Hello,

    I was using OSB Express version 10.1.0.2 and was making Oracle backups and recoveries with RMAN.
    For the recovery part, I'm simulating a disaster recovery (machine installed from scratch), and using obtar to read the backup tape and re-create the OSB catalog.

    The command used is:
    obtar -f sdlt320 -tG -Fx, where x are the file numbers of the backup images on tape.

    Since upgrading to OSB Express 10.2.0.2, the same command now fails with an error (allthough it seems to properly read the backup image):

    root@dovleac:/alcatel/var/home/oracle $ obtar -f sdlt320 -tG -F1
    Volume label:
    Volume UUID: 15a0962e-726f-102b-a2df-d135ca6a25ba
    Volume ID: RMAN-TIME-MANAGED-000001
    Volume sequence: 1
    Volume set owner: root
    Volume set created: Thu Oct 02 11:15:41 2008
    Volume set closes: Thu Oct 09 11:15:41 2008 (no writes after this time)
    Volume set expires: Thu Nov 06 10:15:41 2008
    Media family: RMAN-TIME-MANAGED (permanent)
    Original UUID: 15a0962e-726f-102b-a2df-d135ca6a25ba

    Archive label:
    File number: 1
    File section: 1
    Owner: root
    Client host: dovleac
    Backup level: 0
    S/w compression: no
    Archive created: Thu Oct 02 11:15:41 2008
    Backup piece name: 01js4mie_1_1
    Backup db name: SNM
    Backup db id: 1038032307
    Backup copy number: not applicable
    Backup content: archivelog

    Error: Unable to import index -- client name unknown!

    In this particular case, the machine wasn't even re-installed, so the client name is the same as it was at backup time.
    Has anyone seen this already?

    Thank you,
    Adrian

    DB:2.38:Obtar Failing With "Client Name Unknown!" Error Message 88

    Sounds like a bug to me, so I would open a case with Oracle support

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 2.38

    DB:2.38:Switching Between Disks And Tapes 7d


    10gR2
    RH4

    Hi,
    We do tape backups (from GC) - weekly (0), daily (1).
    Due to server upgrades we have to switch our backups to disk (for less than a week) , then switch back to tape.
    Recovery window 31 days.

    1.I suppose that rman will recognize the disk and tape backups as one entity and use any backup for recovery (if necessary).

    2.In case we have to reclaim the disk space before 31 days expire what is the way to backup on tape the backups from the disk, in a way that rman includes that new tape backup in the recovery strategy?

    Thank you,

    DB:2.38:Switching Between Disks And Tapes 7d

    Hello Buddy,

    I'm glad that my answer helps u!!!

    Please, mark it as asnwered.

    Cheers,

    Rodrigo Mufalani
    http://www.mrdba.com.br/mufalani

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 2.38

    DB:2.38:Backup And Recovery Solution f1



    Hi,

    We have two Dell R720 Servers which are running Windows Hyper-V Server 2012 R2 (Core Edition).These two servers together run around 20 virtual machines running on 2 different networks with applications like

    1)SAP

    2)SharePoint

    3)Active Directory (Domain Controller)

    We would like to take backup of those VMs .vhd files ( which are located on host machine drives) and also the VMs data.

    We have a Dell LTO-6 tape drive which we want to use as primary storage ( if not we can use it as secondary).

    Instead of buying hardware from Dell and software from other vendors , we thought of going with Dell which can provide us both as a package. I have heard on Appsure and few other backup and recovery softwares from Dell.

    From the above information provided can we use this software in our environment. Please advise

    Thanks in advance

    DB:2.38:Backup And Recovery Solution f1


    Hi,

    We have two Dell R720 Servers which are running Windows Hyper-V Server 2012 R2 (Core Edition).These two servers together run around 20 virtual machines running on 2 different networks with applications like

    1)SAP

    2)SharePoint

    3)Active Directory (Domain Controller)

    We would like to take backup of those VMs .vhd files ( which are located on host machine drives) and also the VMs data.

    We have a Dell LTO-6 tape drive which we want to use as primary storage ( if not we can use it as secondary).

    Instead of buying hardware from Dell and software from other vendors , we thought of going with Dell which can provide us both as a package. I have heard on Appsure and few other backup and recovery softwares from Dell.

    From the above information provided can we use this software in our environment. Please advise

    Thanks in advance

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 2.38

    DB:2.38:Backup Tape Drive 33



    Hello

    Let's say I have a machine running Win2003 and latest VM Workstation or Server.

    This machine has a backup tape drive.

    The VM is Win2003, Exchange 2003 and Backup Exec. Can this VM use the tape drive fully? Would backup exec see the drive as it would if it were installed on the host?

    If yes, what would performance be like for backup or restore?

    I had read that you could have backup exec on the host instead of the VM. However, surely this would mean it could only backup the VM files and not the individual Exchange Mailboxes?

    I'd love to run an Exchange Server as a VM (with full tape backup support) because (from what I understand) it's so much easier for disaster recovery reasons.

    i.e. If VM files are backed up and system dies due to hardware failure I'd only need to restore these VM files to another system running VM Workstation or Server?

    Kind of two questions so apologies.

    I'd still require tape backups of the Exchange Information Store though for one or many email or mailbox restores.

    Thanks!

    DB:2.38:Backup Tape Drive 33


    Hello

    Let's say I have a machine running Win2003 and latest VM Workstation or Server.

    This machine has a backup tape drive.

    The VM is Win2003, Exchange 2003 and Backup Exec. Can this VM use the tape drive fully? Would backup exec see the drive as it would if it were installed on the host?

    If yes, what would performance be like for backup or restore?

    I had read that you could have backup exec on the host instead of the VM. However, surely this would mean it could only backup the VM files and not the individual Exchange Mailboxes?

    I'd love to run an Exchange Server as a VM (with full tape backup support) because (from what I understand) it's so much easier for disaster recovery reasons.

    i.e. If VM files are backed up and system dies due to hardware failure I'd only need to restore these VM files to another system running VM Workstation or Server?

    Kind of two questions so apologies.

    I'd still require tape backups of the Exchange Information Store though for one or many email or mailbox restores.

    Thanks!

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 2.38

    DB:2.38:Rman Backup Query mz


    Dear experts,

    I have a query with regards to rman catalog. If I for example, take monthly backups onto tape and then execute 'delete obsolete redunancy=1' command everynight, then rman catalog will not have any information regarding the backup on tapes. Is there a way around this for recovery from tape.

    Many thanks

    DB:2.38:Rman Backup Query mz

    that looks not good. You should either maintain all backups on disk or on tape. If your media manager does not offer an rman interface it is just not good to use it. If it would, you could do everything without this strange "half rman" "half manual" approach.
    Sorry for not giving usefull help ...

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 2.38

    DB:2.38:Re: Rman Backup And Restore For Disaster Recovery z8


    Hi Rejesh,

    Were/Are you a SQL Server DBA? From what you said I can feel some SQL Server DBA thinking here.

    If you want to always be able to keep applying the change from Primary database into you host B database and host B database is read-only. You should take a look Data Guard or replication streams.

    However, at the beginning you said you are simulating a disaster recovery scenario. In a real disaster scenario, I believe you wont keep getting new backup from Primary database. For example if you did full backup last Mon night, Sep 26 and then incremental backup from Tus - Sun night, you lose everything on the DB server 8:00 AM this morning. What you have are backup Mon full back + incremental backup from Tus - Sun + Archivelog files (if you put them in some locations which is still there when the disaster happens).

    What you can do is

    1.restore all backups from tape or another server.
    2.use a dummy instance to restore the latest spfile/controlfile from laters backup
    3.startup database with restore spfile/control file we get from step 2
    4.oracle recover database until time or until cancel
    5.open database restlogs

    DB:2.38:Re: Rman Backup And Restore For Disaster Recovery z8

    In my case the controlfile and spfile autobackups go to $ORACLE_BASE/product/11.2.0/dbhome_1/dbs and backupsets go to FRA. Here's the output:

    RMAN show all;
    .
    .
    .
    CONFIGURE CONTROLFILE AUTOBACKUP ON;
    .
    .

    RMAN configure controlfile autobackup format for device type disk to '%F.ctl';

    RMAN backup as compressed backupset database plus archivelog;

    Starting backup at 07-OCT-11
    current log archived
    using channel ORA_DISK_1
    channel ORA_DISK_1: starting compressed archived log backup set
    channel ORA_DISK_1: specifying archived log(s) in backup set
    input archived log thread=1 sequence=1 RECID=108 STAMP=763891225
    input archived log thread=1 sequence=2 RECID=109 STAMP=763897507
    channel ORA_DISK_1: starting piece 1 at 07-OCT-11
    channel ORA_DISK_1: finished piece 1 at 07-OCT-11
    piece handle=/oracle/app/dev/flash_recovery_area/FORUMS/backupset/2011_10_07/o1_
    mf_annnn_TAG20111007T094507_78yc4mt8_.bkp tag=TAG20111007T094507 comment=NONE
    channel ORA_DISK_1: backup set complete, elapsed time: 00:00:05
    Finished backup at 07-OCT-11

    Starting backup at 07-OCT-11
    using channel ORA_DISK_1
    channel ORA_DISK_1: starting compressed full datafile backup set
    channel ORA_DISK_1: specifying datafile(s) in backup set
    input datafile file number=00001 name=/oracle/app/dev/oradata/forums/system01.db
    f
    input datafile file number=00002 name=/oracle/app/dev/oradata/forums/sysaux01.db
    f
    input datafile file number=00003 name=/oracle/app/dev/oradata/forums/undotbs01.d
    bf
    input datafile file number=00004 name=/oracle/app/dev/oradata/forums/users01.dbf

    channel ORA_DISK_1: starting piece 1 at 07-OCT-11
    channel ORA_DISK_1: finished piece 1 at 07-OCT-11
    piece handle=/oracle/app/dev/flash_recovery_area/FORUMS/backupset/2011_10_07/o1_
    mf_nnndf_TAG20111007T094512_78yc4t6p_.bkp tag=TAG20111007T094512 comment=NONE
    channel ORA_DISK_1: backup set complete, elapsed time: 00:04:30
    Finished backup at 07-OCT-11

    Starting backup at 07-OCT-11
    current log archived
    using channel ORA_DISK_1
    channel ORA_DISK_1: starting compressed archived log backup set
    channel ORA_DISK_1: specifying archived log(s) in backup set
    input archived log thread=1 sequence=3 RECID=110 STAMP=763897784
    channel ORA_DISK_1: starting piece 1 at 07-OCT-11
    channel ORA_DISK_1: finished piece 1 at 07-OCT-11
    piece handle=/oracle/app/dev/flash_recovery_area/FORUMS/backupset/2011_10_07/o1_
    mf_annnn_TAG20111007T094944_78ycf99h_.bkp tag=TAG20111007T094944 comment=NONE
    channel ORA_DISK_1: backup set complete, elapsed time: 00:00:01
    Finished backup at 07-OCT-11

    Starting Control File and SPFILE Autobackup at 07-OCT-11
    piece handle=/oracle/app/dev/product/11.2.0/dbhome_1/dbs/c-1373232063-20111007-0
    1.ctl comment=NONE
    Finished Control File and SPFILE Autobackup at 07-OCT-11

    For now I am going to live with this and finish my prototype. I'll revisit this sometime next week.

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 2.37

    DB:2.37:Re: Backup Fra To 2 Tape Devices aa


    Hi BelMan

    Thanks for your response.

    My issue is not with backing up recovery files from multilple locations.

    I wish to take 2 copies of the FRA to different tape channels so that if a tape deivce fails we have another copy on another device

    DB:2.37:Re: Backup Fra To 2 Tape Devices aa

    Since you use VERITAS Netbackup you can see thoses posts

    http://mabiii.com/rman/rman_scripts.htm

    http://www.symantec.com/connect/forums/how-setup-oracle-rman-backup-veritas-netbackup-652

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 2.37

    DB:2.37:Diaster Recovery Problem p3



    Dear sir,

    i am trying to get a CCM5 backup using sftp. when i select network directory option and define sftp server ip address and path with remote user id and password . it gives me error invalid server name.

    but when i try to access my SFTP server with sftp client filezilla client it works fine and show me my backup directory called D:/VM.

    i have aatched screen shots of CCM and my SFTP client.

    also i have checked with my SFTp server name instead of ip address. but same problem.i am unable to save storage location page in CCM.

    kindly resolve this, i will be really very thankful.

    DB:2.37:Diaster Recovery Problem p3


    you can download it directly from the thread, just click on the little arrow pointing down and save it in your PC

    HTH

    java

    if this helps, please rate

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 2.37

    DB:2.37:Dpm Tape Backup Terminology. 97


    I am struggling to understand some points on DPM Tape backups functionality. Before I made changes to DPM tape infra... I need to understand below points. please someone clear these.... Thanks in advance.
    1) Is Recovery Point (on Tape) expiry and Tape expiry are different? If Yes then from where I can set tape expiry? What will happen if recovery point is expired and tape not expired and vise-versa?
    2) Why does DPM allows recovery points to recovered even when Tape expire. I think RETENTION means is nothing if it allows even after tape expiration. Isn't it breaching RETENTION Policy?
    3) a) I don't want tape to be offsite ready until its get fully written. Where I can find this option?
    b) I want tape to be offsite ready after one month, no matter it fulls or half used.Where I can find this option?
    4) My tapes currently getting offsite ready frequently, where I can find offsite policy which is set to them?
    5) When I create co-located protection group set under optimization, from 4 groups it pick ups random name for tape label. from where I can set custom tape level?

    DB:2.37:Dpm Tape Backup Terminology. 97

    Hi,
    DPM always writes a full backup from the last successful disk based recovery point. In your example above, ~42GB will be written to tape for that data source.
    You can created a Custom filter underManagement - Jobs and just select the tape backup job type for the time window that spans your tape backup jobs. You can then see how data much was written to tape for each data source and the tape label /
    barcode.Please remember to click “Mark as Answer” on the post that helps you, and to click “Unmark as Answer” if a marked post does not actually answer your question. This can be beneficial to other community members reading the thread. Regards, Mike J. [MSFT]
    This posting is provided AS IS with no warranties, and confers no rights.

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 2.37

    DB:2.37:Trying To Understand How Backups To Tape Work. m3


    I hope to make this a simple question but I doubt it. I will create this scenario: 1 PG with D:\ with 20 files.
    Daily recovery points to disk occur Monday-Saturday.
    Say 5 files are modified and 2 new files are added that first week but before Monday I do my first backup to tape so I capture as it looked before anything changes.

    When I dobackups to tape and set the recovery point to
    '1 recovery point every 1 week(s) for the last 4week(s)'
    '1 recovery point every 1 month(s) for the last 12 month(s)'
    When the next Sunday backup (week 2) occurs it would include the 2 new files plus the 5 changed files.
    During week 3, 3 more files are added and 2 more changes.
    So when week 3 backup to tape occurs, it would contain 25 files and include the 2 changes.
    When week 4 ends and 1 new files added, tape 4 contains 26 files and reflect what the D: looks like just prior to the tape backup (or see confusion at the end of this post).
    Now we are ready for the first monthly backup.
    Again, since I found out that DPM only backups to tape the latest files, this first backup will be the same as tape 4 (26 files).
    Month 2-12 would always show the same content that resided on the last weekly backup performed that month.
    I must be missing something.
    How could I go back to Week 6 say and restore a file if Im on week 23?
    I could pull the tape performed at the end of month 2 but it would reflect what the system looked like at the end of that month.
    Confusion:
    Is the data written on tapepulled from DPMs protected volume on disk?
    It does not go directly to the server to perform the backup to tape, correct?
    I would hope that it would select the last recovery point on disk to write to tape.
    (Dont know why it would not what to select to oldest recovery point instead to put on tape.
    That makes more sense to me. That way the week 1 backup would really contain the 20 files)
    Ted

    DB:2.37:Trying To Understand How Backups To Tape Work. m3

    Hi,
    Inindustry generally Users want to have more backups for recent data and lesser backups for older data.
    So the backup plan saying
    '1 recovery point every 1 week(s) for the last 4week(s)' '1 recovery point every 1 month(s) for the last 12 month(s)'
    follows above statement. (no week level granularity for older data (data 4 weeks old) )
    And about the confusion
    In order to pick the oldest recovery point we need to enforce the disk recovery point retention range to be 1 week which we dont want to do.In realityIt hasother undeterministic issues also soto be deterministic every time DPMtakes
    the latest disk RP to Tape(from DPM disk not from production server).With this approch we will be missing only first week backup(i.e 20 files case)restall will beas expected. In case the first backup is important you can
    take a adhoc tape backup from DPM UI.
    Thanks,
    Nikhil [MSFT] - This posting is provided AS IS with no warranties, and confers no rights.

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 2.37

    DB:2.37:Rman Restore From Monthly Tape Backup m7


    hello!

    i have one more question regarding rman and tape backups: we don't want to store the rman recovery information in a separate database, so all the information is in the control files. but for revision we need to save one full backup per month. in addition to the databases we need files from different servers etc. on this tape-backups. so we decided to keep one tape set per month in a safe place - is it possible to restore a rman backup from this tapes, e.g. 3 years afterwards (on a different machine)? thanks.

    bye,
    christian

    DB:2.37:Rman Restore From Monthly Tape Backup m7

    has someone experience with oracle rman and commvault mml? i didn't manage to restore a backup via the commvault user interface till now and the monthly backups are obsolete for rman - so he doesn't know about them... ;-(

    ciao,
    christian

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 2.37

    DB:2.37:Backup/Restore Configuration - Will It Work The Way I Think? xs



    As of right now this is the way things are configured

    Servers are compressed and backed up to disk

    The disk backup is then encrypted and backed up to tape - required to have off-site storage for disaster recovery

    I know I can restore from disk to server

    I know I can restore from tape to disk

    What I am unsure of is how to restore from tape to server

    I assume I will have to first recover it back to disk but what then?

    Would I use scanner?

    DB:2.37:Backup/Restore Configuration - Will It Work The Way I Think? xs


    Yes, staging can be configured to run when you want (or based on triggers). No, tapes can be labeled as you wish and they won't be labeled same as disk for sure since you must have some sort of difference. Encryption of tape is done usually by HW. If your stream is encrypted already on disk, when staged (moved) it will remain encrypted to my knowledge.

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 2.37

    DB:2.37:Diaster Recovery sa



    Hi All

    I want to know how to do a diaster recovery when there is no IOS in the flash and password recovery for the router has been disabled

    DB:2.37:Diaster Recovery sa


    Hi there,

    Unfortunately, i am sorry to say that the No Service Password-Recovery feature prevents the completion of the Break key sequence and the entering of ROMMON mode during system startups and reloads.

    I am really sorry, but it seems that you'll need to RMA it.

    HTH,

    Mohammed Mahmoud.

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 2.37

    DB:2.37:Restore Recovery Area ka


    Hi all,

    Obviously there is the BACKUP RECOVERY AREA command in RMAN to offload disk based backups etc to tape. Is there a counterpart such as RESTORE RECOVERY AREA to bring those backups back from tape to disk?

    My interest specifically lies with ASM because obviously restore from tape to a standard file system is generally trivial.

    Any advice would be greatly appreciated.

    Cheers,

    Ian

    DB:2.37:Restore Recovery Area ka

    Hi Oradba,

    Thanks for your response. Your statement is pretty much what I assumed and I concur with your sentiments that I don't really see the point but I was asked to check. As far as I'm concerned, if you're ever in a disaster scenario you take a backup of what you have before you start trying to recover. That way it is moot whether you restore directly to the datafile area anyway.

    Thanks guys, think I've got an answer.

    Cheers,

    Ian

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 2.37

    DB:2.37:Monthly Job For Protection Group Looks Like It Didnt Run, But Tape Recovery Point Exists. xs


    When I checked the DPM server this morning to confirm that my monthly tape backups had run successfully, I noticed that I didn't see an entry for Tape Backup of the Mail protection group. I use a filter that shows all Tape Backup
    jobs, including all status, and all protection groups, within the past 30 days. I grouped by status and looked under completed failed jobs, then grouped by PG and looked under the mail PG - I see 6 jobs listed in the last month,
    some failed and some successful, but the last one is from last weekend... there is nothing for the job which should have run on the evening of 11/1/14.
    I went to the Recovery workspace and checked the recovery points available for the mailbox database that this PG covers. When I select 11/1/14 and open the Recovery Time dropdown, I clearly see 2 entries at 7:00pm, one for disk, and one
    for tape. I selected the tape backup and see all tapes online. When I click View tape list, it shows me the tape that contains this backup.
    Then I went to the Management workspace and drilled down to view the tapes in the library. I located the tape that is supposed to contain the backup, and confirmed that the Mail protection group is listed in the protection groups column.
    I also selected view tape contents, and it shows that the Mail Database is on the tape.
    I'd like to assume that since the recovery point does exist, and the tape appears to contain the data from this protection group, that my backup is good. However, the fact that the job doesn't appear in the history at all has me concerned. I'm
    considering restoring the data from tape just to confirm that it's actually there, though I'm not sure how I would go about testing the restored data to confirm it's good...
    Any thoughts on what might be causing this job to not appear in the logs? (I'm open to suggestions that it's human error, but I did double check my filter, and looked at the job list from a few different angles, so I don't think I simply overlooked
    the job in question.) Has anyone else run into this issue?

    DB:2.37:Monthly Job For Protection Group Looks Like It Didnt Run, But Tape Recovery Point Exists. xs

    I thought I'd save my speculation on the issue for a second post, so as not to distract from the actual problem description. I can't help but wonder if it's a coincidence that this weekend was the DST switch... the job would have been scheduled well
    before the time change, but it would have been queued up with all the other monthly jobs which start at the same time. Since we have a single drive tape library, it's very possible that this particular job could have been in queue for a few hours before
    it actually got to it's turn to use the drive.
    Is it possible that the job did run, but during the hour that occurs twice for the fall switch over, and DPM somehow didn't log the job, or overwrote the log, or perhaps just doesn't properly parse logs from that hour, causing it to not show the job in the
    logs?

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 2.36

    DB:2.36:Rman Restoration From Mml xm


    Hi All,

    We have configured MML and uses RMAN to backup database using specified channels. Control file and SPfile backup also goes at tape.
    Now my question is if we want to recover our backup or prepare a new instace with that backup, how can we restore our parameter file
    from Tape and startup the Instance. Also how can we restore the control file backup. Kindly note that we are using control file as backup
    repository not the Recovery Catalog.

    Regards,

    Abbasi.

    DB:2.36:Rman Restoration From Mml xm

    Abbasi,

    I wonder why you never consult documentation prior to visiting this forum.
    You would definitely have found the answer.
    As you also forgot to specify your database version, I can not act as a free lookup service for you.

    Can you please inform me when you are going to stop your ongoing abuse of this forum?

    Thank you in advance.

    Others: please do not respond to this question, encouraging Abbasi to remain lazy and to continue his abuse.

    -----------
    Sybrand Bakker
    Senior Oracle DBA

    Edited by: sybrand_b on 29-sep-2011 18:11

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 2.36

    DB:2.36:Backup Tape Drive m8



    Hello

    Let's say I have a machine running Win2003 and latest VM Workstation or Server.

    This machine has a backup tape drive.

    The VM is Win2003, Exchange 2003 and Backup Exec. Can this VM use the tape drive fully? Would backup exec see the drive as it would if it were installed on the host?

    If yes, what would performance be like for backup or restore?

    I had read that you could have backup exec on the host instead of the VM. However, surely this would mean it could only backup the VM files and not the individual Exchange Mailboxes?

    I'd love to run an Exchange Server as a VM (with full tape backup support) because (from what I understand) it's so much easier for disaster recovery reasons.

    i.e. If VM files are backed up and system dies due to hardware failure I'd only need to restore these VM files to another system running VM Workstation or Server?

    Kind of two questions so apologies.

    I'd still require tape backups of the Exchange Information Store though for one or many email or mailbox restores.

    Thanks!

    DB:2.36:Backup Tape Drive m8


    Anyone able to help with this question? Please?

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 2.36

    DB:2.36:Planning A Backup Solution - Dpm 2012 Tape Based sk


    Hello,
    I have been using DPM2012 in D2D mode for sometime and we just migrated our Tape Library onto the DPM server and I'm trying to get my head around backup, rentention and recovery in the DPM environment. I've used BUExec for over 12 years for tape based
    backups. So let's start with an Exchange backup scenario. I need at least a 30 minute recovery window for D2D and for tape based I need to be able to recover any e-mail on the system that is captured in the 30 minute window for a period of 3 years.
    Our Exchange enviornment is 2010 with DAG groups.
    So far I have setup short-term protection for 15 days with 30 mnutes synchronization for the D2D aspect.
    For the D2T aspect I'm having a problem meeting my requirements. I'm thinking of setting-up the following:
    Recovery Goal : Tape
    Recovery Points: 1 recovery point every 1 week for th last 6 weeks, 1 recovery point every 3 months for the last 12 months, 1 recovery point every 1 year for the last 3 years
    Backup Schedule: Tape
    Every 1 week: Sat 11pm, Every 3 months at 11pm, every 12 months at 11pm
    Now here is where I'm getting confused. As the short-term expires every 15 days and the tape based backup is a full backup as basically a point in time versus a synthetic of the entire weeks data how would I recover a email say two years from now.
    Example, I do a backup on Tuesday January 1st to tape. 2 years from now I have a request to recover an email for forensic in a lawsuit. How would I do that with what I architected or is it not possible?

    DB:2.36:Planning A Backup Solution - Dpm 2012 Tape Based sk

    Hi,
    As noted, DPM long term backups are just like any other tape based backup, it's a point in time backup of the database as it looked at the time of the backup. Anything that happens to the databases between tape backups is not captured.Please remember to click “Mark as Answer” on the post that helps you, and to click “Unmark as Answer” if a marked post does not actually answer your question. This can be beneficial to other community members reading the thread. Regards, Mike J. [MSFT]
    This posting is provided AS IS with no warranties, and confers no rights.

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 2.36

    DB:2.36:Data Recovery 2.0 And Symantec Netbackup Integration xp



    Hello,

    we are planning a customer upgrade from ESX 3.5/VCB to vSphere5/DataRecovery. the customer has NetBackup as tape backup solution, today integrated with VCB to stream VM backups to tape.

    I haven't found any documentation how to integrate DataRecovery jobs to NetBackup, in order to mantain the existing backup infrastructure.

    Does anyone help me ?

    Thanks in advance

    Regards

    Davide

    DB:2.36:Data Recovery 2.0 And Symantec Netbackup Integration xp


    Thanks Jaime. I would be sure to take your feedback to product management team. I am sure that they will appreciate feedback from customers like you.

    Warm regards,

    Rasheed

    Disclaimer: I work for Symantec. Comments are my own.

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 2.36

    DB:2.36:License In Failover/Backup Portal - Ep6 Sp2 zp



    Hello,

    We run EP6 SP2 and we copy the database and portal server file system to different hardware as a diaster recovery method. We we bring up the portal on this new server it loads fine, but it says that it is not licensed since the Hardware key is different.

    Does anyone know if I can import a license on the current server with the hardware key of the DR Server so that it will be licensed when you start it?

    Any ideas / suggestions?

    Thanks,

    Keith

    DB:2.36:License In Failover/Backup Portal - Ep6 Sp2 zp


    Keith,

    Kindly check note 181543 (License key for high-availability environment).

    Regards,

    James

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 2.36

    DB:2.36:Dom 2010 Tape Backup (Data Written) Seems Low cs


    Hello
    I have 4 protection groups. 1 protects 3 domain controllers, 1 protects my shoretel phone server, and the remaining 2 protect individual virtual servers each with several virtual machines. The backup policies are the same for
    all protection groups except for the time of day the backups run.
    Short term backup to disk:
    -Short term recovery: 5 days
    -synchronization frequency just before recovery point
    -file recovery points and express full backup both run at the same time each day.
    Long term backup to tape:
    Recovery goal 1:
    Run every 1 day with 1 week retention
    Recovery goal 2:
    Run every week with 8 weeks retention
    Tape colocation enabled
    TapeWritePeriodRatio: 1
    ExpiryToleranceRange: 100
    (The above settings works nicely for me as it allows DPM to continue writing to a single tape until it is filled. The tapes then expire either 8 days or 8 weeks after the last backup to that tape. I like this arrangement as
    it works with my tape rotation schedule)
    All servers have the entire contents of their hard drives (C:\, D:\, etc.) bare metal recovery, and system state) protected.
    The issue seems that very little data is being written to tape. So far after 2 daily backups I have a total of only764,385 meg written to a single LTO5 tape. (600 written day 1 and 100 written day 2) It seems to me this is
    way too small. Just a single one of my domain controllers has a C:\ partition that is larger than this (even assuming 2 to 1 compression).
    Since Im protecting physical servers and 12 virtual machines the data written to tape should be much larger than this. I was expecting hundreds of gigs not merely 700 meg. My short term disk occupies about 1.8 TB. That
    is what i would have expected to see written to tape.
    I suspect that DPM is performing only an incremental type backup to tape. I dont see a way to change that behavior. If I lost my short term disk based recovery (fire) how would I recover from these tapes? (I want a full
    back up on the tapes)
    I have read the KB article on how DPM uses tapes. My understanding is that its a full backup each time. That clearly cant be the case with so little data being written to tape. (by the way I have
    no failed jobs and no alerts.)
    How do I make DPM do a full backup to tape EVERYTIME based on my retention goals.

    DB:2.36:Dom 2010 Tape Backup (Data Written) Seems Low cs

    housekeeping - closing old post. Open a new post if you still have a need.
    Regards, Mike J. [MSFT] This posting is provided AS IS with no warranties, and confers no rights.

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 2.36

    DB:2.36:Can't Open Drive Rmt0 - Device File Not Found kc


    Hi. I'm a newbie here.

    I am trying to test Oracle Secure Backup. It's been installed successfully. However, when I try to ping the device, the status shows as "can't open drive rmt0 - device file not found"

    rmt0 is the defined tape drive on our server. rmt0 is a IBM 3580 Ultrium tape drive.

    I can ping the host from Oracle Secure Backup. I've added an attachment to the device, but it still doesn't see the device file.

    FYI. This is the status of the tape drives defined on the server:

    lsdev -Cc tape
    obt0 Available 03-08-00-4,0 Oracle Tape Device
    rmt0 Available 06-08-00-5,0 IBM 3580 Ultrium Tape Drive
    smc0 Available 06-08-00-5,1 IBM 3581 Tape Medium Changer

    Any suggestions would be appreciated. Thanks in advance

    Terry Andrews

    DB:2.36:Can't Open Drive Rmt0 - Device File Not Found kc

    I see you still have your smc0. I'm working on my first attempt at OSB and Oracle support said we have to remove rmt0, rmt1, smc0 before we can install OSB. They saw it in the device list and said those devices must already be taken.
    Is you setup working for OSB and regular mksysb sysback too with the Atape.driver?

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 2.36

    DB:2.36:Rman Backups Registration s7


    Hi ,

    We need to refresh our Training environment from Production environment with the backup took on 31 Jan 2006. Our Retention Policy is of 2 months.
    Is there any way we can register the old Rman Backup Sets to Recovery Catalog and can proceed ?

    We have all the backups sets available in Tape .

    Regards
    Deepak Kumar

    DB:2.36:Rman Backups Registration s7

    Hi

    Why you don't use database duplication?

    Restoring the Database to a New Host
    http://download-uk.oracle.com/docs/cd/B10501_01/server.920/a96566/rcmrecov.htm#1007514

    Duplicating a Database with Recovery Manager
    http://download-uk.oracle.com/docs/cd/B10501_01/server.920/a96566/rcmdupdb.htm#441628

    Bye, Aron

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 2.36

    DB:2.36:Using Converter/Vmotion For Disaster Recovery 1s


    I'm going to be getting my first vmware esx server and iscsi array shortly. With this project I was looking at getting Symantecs Backup Exec System Recovery for some physical server's. After reading some documentation I believe some people are using Converter/VMotion as a diasaster recovery program. Does any use Converter/VMotion with a PHYSICAL Exchange Server, Active Directory server and SQL server as a diaster recovery plan? How are you using it if so?

    Thanks

    DB:2.36:Using Converter/Vmotion For Disaster Recovery 1s

    That is what I like about the symantec recovery. I thought there might be a way to do this all thru ESX and save on the licensing the symantec

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 2.36

    DB:2.36:Data Recovery Appliance Integration With Current Dr xm


    I've had a few customers that would significantly benefit from VMware Data Recovery and the simplicity it offers for their size environment. The challenge I face is the large investment these customers already have within their enterprise backup solution. I began to think about leveraging both (since the enterprise backup products leverage tape archiving which is important.

    I understand VDR integrates with CIFS shares. Has anyone chosen a CIFS destination then installed a backup agent to offload VDR data to a master server then to tape? If so, any pointers on what I should consider when designing this solution?

    Thanks,

    Rick

    DB:2.36:Data Recovery Appliance Integration With Current Dr xm


    Hello,

    No matter how you get the data to the tape backup server you will need to integrate VDR with the tape backup server so that that server knows all the data has been written to its disks so it can then dump the data to tape.

    This is the issue as you need to drop a file when the process starts and either drop a file or remove that 'lock' file when the process is complete. else the tape backup server could start to drop data to tape before you are finished.

    Best regards, Edward L. Haletky VMware Communities User Moderator, VMware vExpert 2009

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  • RELEVANCY SCORE 2.35

    DB:2.35:Hyper-V Tape Device Vm Device Manager jp


    Hi everyone,I have recently virtualised my SQL Server 2005 and it works fine.On my physical machine is attached an internal TAPE device for Backups (internal HP Ultrium 448 Tape device connected to the motherboard using aSAS Cable to the host SAS controllercard)It's recognised on the physical machine's device management console.Now I have a Hyper-V role enabled Win 2K8 Server on witch I've a Win 2K8 server VM running SQL server 2005.- In the VM's devmgmt.msc i noticed that no Tape device was listed !!Can I emulate that device ?Is there some iSCSI initiators ?I'm searching different solutions in parralel such as powershell scripting or host (parent partition) based Tape Backup toolbut the best solution if it exists on my casewould be to directly access the TAPE from the VM so that I could lunch the backups from the SQL mgmt console....Thanks.

    DB:2.35:Hyper-V Tape Device Vm Device Manager jp

    So, no iSCSI will not help you to access the Tape device.You will have to dump SQL databases on files, and then save them from the parent partition.Bye.
    BonjourThierry DEMAN-BARCEL, en effet, c'est exactement ce que j'ai fait quant j'ai ralis que les VM's sous Hyper-V donot recognize Tape Devices...Plus de dtails Ici :http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/winserverpowershell/thread/b5be5c71-247f-4af3-945b-7bbb482a36aaMerci.

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 2.35

    DB:2.35:Cloning Db On A Different Server From Rman Tape Backup f7


    RDBMS version : 11.2.0.2 on Solaris 10
    Media Management Layer : Netbackup v7

    I have done only backups to Tape. I have never done restore,recovery from Tape.

    We have a production DB named NEHPROD running on server qualmh214. Every Monday morning an RMAN Full backup for NEHPROD is taken to Tape.
    Production server : qualmh214 DB Name:NEHPROD
    ----------------------------------------------------------------------------

    run
    {
    ALLOCATE CHANNEL c1 TYPE 'SBT_TAPE';
    SEND 'NB_ORA_CLIENT=qualmh214,NB_ORA_POLICY=qualmh214_rman,NB_ORA_SERV=qualmh238,NB_ORA_SCHED=Daily';
    backup database FORMAT 'NEHPROD_%d_%U_%t.rbk' tag='NEHPROD_full';
    }I need to create a Test DB in a different server (qualmh199) by restoring directly from NEHPROD's Full backup in tape .

    From qualmh199, how can I connect to the Tape Media server ?

    Even If I do connect to the Tape media server, how can i get access to tape backups of another DB? In the RMAN run block you can't specify a DB name. Right?

    Even if I get access to another DB's backup , How can i specify which Date's Full backup I need to use to restore ?

    DB:2.35:Cloning Db On A Different Server From Rman Tape Backup f7

    From qualmh199, how can I connect to the Tape Media server ?You have to allocate channels to tape need to mention NB parameters as example below.

    in RMAN script
    ALLOCATE CHANNEL CH1 DEVICE TYPE SBT_TAPE PARMS 'SBT_LIBRARY=/usr/openv/netbackup/bin/libobk.so64';
    SEND 'NB_ORA_SERV=server.com, NB_ORA_CLIENT=target.server';

    Even If I do connect to the Tape media server, how can i get access to tape backups of another DB? In the RMAN run block you can't specify a DB name. Right?If the libraries are installed and you able to perform, you can go for either duplicate database or simple RMAN restore. You can mention other DB names also

    Ex: duplicate target database to 'test';

    Even if I get access to another DB's backup , How can i specify which Date's Full backup I need to use to restore ?You can mention TAG's if you are using RMAN restore.

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 2.35

    DB:2.35:Hot Backup On Tape? k3


    Dear all,

    The following are the weekly backup scripts and backup on disk, not on tape:
    ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    rman target /

    run
    {
    CONFIGURE CONTROLFILE AUTOBACKUP ON;
    CONFIGURE RETENTION POLICY TO RECOVERY WINDOW OF 7 DAYS;
    allocate channel ch1 type disk format '/db/BACKUP/RMAN/backup_%d_%t_%s_%p_%U.bck';
    backup incremental level 0 database plus archivelog delete all input;
    backup current controlfile;
    backup spfile;
    release channel ch1;
    }
    -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    1) Due to our normal practise and no space issue, I would like to backup on tape. How can I change the scripts in order to backup all the control file *dbf file into tape?

    2) Let say I have a full backup on sunday (tape 1) , daily backup on Monday (tape 2), daily backup on Tuesday (tape 3), is it the way to backup on tape? Or only one backup tape includes all full backup daily backup?

    Best Regards,
    Amy

    DB:2.35:Hot Backup On Tape? k3

    you still neeed the MML (Media Management Libraries) installed if you
    want to run RMAN Backups to tape.

    Else, you'd have to run them as Hot Backups (datafiles, controlfile and
    archivelogs) to disk and then use a modified version of your current script
    to backup from disk to tape.

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 2.35

    DB:2.35:Disaster Recovery For Index Server And Index Agent jz


    Hello,What would be a good disaster recovery plan for Index Server and Index Agent installation? The installer requires that you specify a Fully Qualified Domain Name (FQDN) for the host running Index Server; that FQDN appears in several file names and file content in the installation.Therefore if that host goes down, you cannot simply replicate the exact same installation on a new host (for example through a restore from a backup tape); it won't run because the new host will have a different FQDN.Of course the IS IA High-Availability feature in 5.3 SP2 is an option, but it was not availbable before SP2, so I'm wondering what kind of Business Continuity Plan people have for the fulltext components ...Regards,--Baza

    DB:2.35:Disaster Recovery For Index Server And Index Agent jz

    Hello,What would be a good disaster recovery plan for Index Server and Index Agent installation? The installer requires that you specify a Fully Qualified Domain Name (FQDN) for the host running Index Server; that FQDN appears in several file names and file content in the installation.Therefore if that host goes down, you cannot simply replicate the exact same installation on a new host (for example through a restore from a backup tape); it won't run because the new host will have a different FQDN.Of course the IS IA High-Availability feature in 5.3 SP2 is an option, but it was not availbable before SP2, so I'm wondering what kind of Business Continuity Plan people have for the fulltext components ...Regards,--Baza

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 2.35

    DB:2.35:Invalid Server Name In Diaster Recovery In Ccm s1



    Dear sir,

    i am trying to get a CCM5 backup using sftp. when i select network directory option and define sftp server ip address and path with remote user id and password . it gives me error invalid server name.

    but when i try to access my SFTP server with sftp client filezilla client it works fine and show me my backup directory called D:/VM.

    i have aatched screen shots of CCM and my SFTP client.

    also i have checked with my SFTp server name instead of ip address. but same problem.i am unable to save storage location page in CCM.

    kindly resolve this, i will be really very thankful.

    DB:2.35:Invalid Server Name In Diaster Recovery In Ccm s1


    Try using 10.97.101.11 for servername instead of sftp://10.97.101.11.

    And use / for remote path instead of D:\VM.

    Cheers

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 2.35

    DB:2.35:Co-Location For Daily Backup 11


    I have created a protection group for file server and taking backup of a share on tape drive.

    under protection method-- I chose I want short-term protection using : tape
    retention range: 1 week
    frequency of backup: daily
    backup mode: full and incremental
    so full backup on Saturday and other days incremental backup.
    I have around 700 GB data size.
    I have shortages of tape. from recovery option: I saw in this month on 12thOct, on Saturday it run full backup. It took one tape [say tape 1]
    on the next 6 days it run incremental backup on another tape.[say tape 2]
    again on Saturday for full backup it took tape 3 [tape 3]
    again to run incremental backup it is asking for free tape. and back up failed.

    in this way I am wasting space on tape. data size is 700 GB, tape size is around 3 TB.

    I can see there is option in 'optimize usage' where I can mention under advanced. write period and expiry tolerance.

    i believe Ineed to modify these settings. please suggest if i want daily incremental backup and full backup on Saturday with 1 week retention and reuse the same tapeor second tapeinstead of waiting formore tapes

    DB:2.35:Co-Location For Daily Backup 11

    Hi,
    It is currently working as designed for tape library.
    See the following TechNet page:
    How DPM Uses Tape Libraries
    http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/hh757885.aspx
    Short-term tape full and incremental option
    The full backup will require a free tape for each scheduled job, and the incremental backup for all data sources will be appended to a single separate tape.
    As tapes fill up, new free tapes will be allocated.
    When the next full backup occurs, it will require another free tape, and subsequent incremental backups will be appended to another free tape.

    So basically, you will need three sets of tapes for a 1 week retention range.Please remember to click “Mark as Answer” on the post that helps you, and to click “Unmark as Answer” if a marked post does not actually answer your question. This can be beneficial to other community members reading the thread. Regards, Mike J. [MSFT]
    This posting is provided AS IS with no warranties, and confers no rights.

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 2.35

    DB:2.35:Sas 9.3 Ebi Server Diaster Recovery (Dr) Across Data Centers 1a



    Hi,

    Our SAS 9.3 EBI servers are located in the primary data center in one location and we're asked to build a DR environment for SAS 9.3 EBI servers in a different data center that is geographically separate. The PROD SAS servers and DR SAS servers are on different host machines in different network domains.

    I checked with SAS Tech Support about this topic, but was told that that is no official SAS provided way/solution for this purpose. I'm wondering if there is any way to achieve this goal with SAS 9.3, especially for incremental backup/restore purpose?

    Thanks,

    Yabin

    DB:2.35:Sas 9.3 Ebi Server Diaster Recovery (Dr) Across Data Centers 1a


    The answer of SAS TS as you noted is a disappointing one. They are selling SAS able to run on some systems.

    As a DR and BCP plans are often mandatory for Information technology that is a environment to be supported.

    How you are designing and implementing a DR approach is dependent of your in house ICT policies.

    One prereq to review Is licensing. In clustered approach all machines are part as real operational. They should all be licensed.

    In a cold/hot standby there is some machine that will only be go into life when there is a disaster. To be able that the DR plan is working you should be able to verify that process. http://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/TXT/PDF/?uri=CELEX:32009L0024from=EN (article 5.3 and 6.1-2) are covering the DR testing interoperability (EC). When there is nothing in in the contracts (not supported) it should be permitted by SAS, otherwise they are violating this directive.

    So you have a cold DR environment. Tat one should be designed tested and implemented and verified at regular intervals as of regulations..

    One thing to do is either:

    - isolating that in dedicated network segment allowing using the same DNS names. A dedicated DNS server in the DR environment could be very handy.

    - Doing a smart relocation of all data and DNS to another machine. This is described by SAS for 9.3 with LSF orchestrator.Your data can be as good as nearly real time shadowed (duplicated SAN solutions) or on daily intervals.

    The real problematic issue to get the duplicated machine having all needed data of ALL components.

    Even a good Backup/Reststore is not very clear and reliable with SAS solutions. Saskiwi mentioned that already.

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 2.35

    DB:2.35:How To Restore Full Offiline Backup Using Brtools From A Tape z8



    Dear all,

    I want to recover PRD Full Offline Backup using BRTOOLS from a tape in a new machine.

    I have Install SAP in the new machine.

    Now I want to restore the PRD Full Offiline Backup taken through BRTOOLs in tape in the new machine.

    1. I have shutdown the SAP.

    2. I have shutdown the database Oracle 10g.

    3. I have inserted the backup tape

    4. Through user ORASID I have executed BRTOOLS

    I got the following options: -

    BRTools main menu

    1 = Instance management

    2 - Space management

    3 - Segment management

    4 - Backup and database copy

    5 - Restore and recovery

    6 - Check and verification

    7 - Database statistics

    8 - Additional functions

    9 - Exit program

    _____________________________________________________________

    I selected Option 5 Restore and recovery

    _____________________________________________________________

    And got the Following Options

    Restore and recovery

    1 = Complete database recovery

    2 - Database point-in-time recovery

    3 - Tablespace point-in-time recovery

    4 - Whole database reset

    5 - Restore of individual backup files

    6 - Restore and application of archivelog files

    7 - Disaster recovery

    8 - Reset program status

    ____________________________________________________________________________________

    1. Now which option do I need to select and then what all other options do I need to select.

    2. Whether the database should be a mount state or shutdown ?

    Kindly help.

    _____________________________________________________________________________________

    DB:2.35:How To Restore Full Offiline Backup Using Brtools From A Tape z8


    Hi,

    I'm explaining from the step where you need to restore the database on the new system.

    Before you start BRTOOLS, copy the backup log files from the source system's /oracle/sid/sapbackup and /oracle/sid/saparch. Most importantly the file backSID.log and the log of the last offline backup (*.fft). The log files in saparch directory may not be needed as you are restoring an offline backup which is consistent.

    Now if you are going to use Option 1: Complete Recovery...it will fail at this point saying there is no "Control File".

    So first thing is to restore the control file. For this you use the option to restore individual backup files and restore the control file by using the appropriate options from the menu u get.

    Once the control file is in place, u can use Complete Recovery.

    Please revert back if u have a problem in restoring control file.

    Regards,

    Anish

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 2.35

    DB:2.35:Hyper-V Server 2008 R2 And Backup zf


    HelloWe're looking at virtualising a few older servers using the hyper-v server 2008 r2, what are the backup solutions ? I want to backup the VHD's to Tape (ideally but disk if not) does the host have anything in it do it itself ? I know if I want tape I'll have to use something like Backup exec, presumably this will not run on the host but from a terminal or other server.ThanksJohnFidget

    DB:2.35:Hyper-V Server 2008 R2 And Backup zf

    Have a look at this article. I'm running this on one of my Server 2008 Hyper-v R2 Servers and it works great.

    http://www.mcbsys.com/techblog/2009/11/setting-up-windows-server-backup-on-hyper-v-server-2008-r2/

    I'm very keen to know how people do backups with Server 2008 Hyper-v R2 in a clustered enviroment?

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 2.35

    DB:2.35:Restore Backup Piece From Tape To Disk? m9


    Hi,

    Is it possible to restore rman backup piece from tape to disk? Please advice.

    Thanks,

    DB:2.35:Restore Backup Piece From Tape To Disk? m9

    It should be possible to use "backup backupset" to copy the files from tape to disk - but this only works for the entire backupset and not for a single piece.

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 2.35

    DB:2.35:Backing Up Data Recovery Destinations To Tape df



    I'm doing some testing with Data Recovery in a lab environment and am now wondering about getting the Data Recovery destinations to tape. Is there a way or a need to quiesce the destination for the tape backup? Im considering this hypothetical: Data Recovery destination is on a NAS device and the tape job kicks off. Sometime during the tape backup, Data Recovery backs up another machine, updating the catalog and the dat files mid backup. Would that cause any problems when trying to recover?

    Ideally we'd keep the Data Recovery window separate from the tape backup window, but wondering if we'll have trouble if the two schedules ever collided and we need to restore.

    Thanks

    DB:2.35:Backing Up Data Recovery Destinations To Tape df

    Thanks for the info @bitbucket. This tells me what I need to know. The http://xtravirt.com/xd10131 document at the above thread is also useful. I will continue testing by shutting down our VDR appliance pre tape backup, backup the destination, then bring VDR back up.

    Thanks again,

    Tommy

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 2.35

    DB:2.35:Dpm Granular Recovery xk


    In order to do a granular recovery of an exchange backup image with DPM 2007, is it required to keep the backup image in a disk, or can it also perform a granular recovery from the backup image stored in a tape?
    Ideally what should bethe backup destination if I wish to perform a granular recovery? Disk, Tape or anyone.
    Please let me know the answer ASAP, I am in middle of preparing a proposal for a client. Appreciate your help. Thanks...

    DB:2.35:Dpm Granular Recovery xk

    Hi, The recovery options and the granularity provided are same for both Disk and Tape backups.Nagesh[MSFT] This posting is provided AS IS with no warranties, and confers no rights.

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 2.34

    DB:2.34:Is There Any V$ Views To Get Tape Information 98


    Hi all,

    Database version: 10.2.0.4
    Server: Windows 32 bit server

    We are using RMAN to take Db backup to tape through veritas net backup.

    Is there any v$ views to get tape information (like tape no.) form the recovery catalog.

    Thanks Regards,

    DB:2.34:Is There Any V$ Views To Get Tape Information 98

    Hi user12133150,
    Is there any v$ views to get tape information (like tape no.) form the recovery catalog.If you know the piece name you can find the tape in the rman catalog with:
    select handle, media from rc_backup_piece where handle = 'piece_name'
    /Regards,
    Tycho

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 2.34

    DB:2.34:What Actually Gets Written To Tape By Long-Term Protection? 8f


    I've been reviewing our long term recovery goals and am confused by the Customize Recovery Goal screen. The only documentation I can find for it only gives brief descriptions and is for 2010, I'm using 2012 R2.

    Customizing Recovery Goals for Long-Term Protection
    http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ff399209.aspx

    I notice it says 'Back up every:' under the recovery goals, not 'colocate'. Does this mean that it will take a backup and write it directly to tape instead of writing the recovery points on disk to tape?

    The specify long-term goals screen in the Modify Group wizard says 'All long-term tape-based protection uses full backups.' Does this mean the file and application recovery points from the short term protection aren't written to tape?

    DB:2.34:What Actually Gets Written To Tape By Long-Term Protection? 8f

    Hi,
    snip
    What actually gets written to tape by long-term protection?
    snip
    It really depends if you are using short-term to disk or not.
    1) You are using short-term to disk, long term to tape (D2D2T)
    In this configuration the last successful disk based recovery point is written to tape.

    The data is read from DPM recovery point and copied to tape.
    2) You are using short-term to tape and long term to tape (D2T2T)
    The firstLT recovery goalisafull backuptaken from the protected server.
    Other LT goals are tape copies from lesser goals, so you need multiple tape drives.
    As noted - all long term tape backups are full backups, no incremental backupsare possible.Please remember to click “Mark as Answer” on the post that helps you, and to click “Unmark as Answer” if a marked post does not actually answer your question. This can be beneficial to other community members reading the thread. Regards, Mike J. [MSFT]
    This posting is provided AS IS with no warranties, and confers no rights.

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 2.34

    DB:2.34:New To Backup...Need Some Advice. Any Help Appreciated. x3


    Hi All,

    I am in the process of trying to introduce a backup and recovery solution into my lab environment.

    I have the following setup.

    2 ESX Hosts clustered running ESX 4.0.

    Brocade Fibre Switch

    AX150 SAN (Fibre)

    Dell Powervault 132T ( tape backup).

    What I'm looking to do is be able to backup and restore vm's at a host level( so not from within the VM's) to and from my Tape drive.

    I was looking at Backup Exec 2010, but I'm not sure if this will accomodate my requirements. I've read it integrates with VSphere and I think you can use it to backup VM's to the SAN, but I'm not sure if I can use it to talk to and backup to the Tape drive.

    Any suggestions or advice is very much appreciated.

    Many thanks.

    DB:2.34:New To Backup...Need Some Advice. Any Help Appreciated. x3


    I know Backup Exec has some kind of VMware "plugin", but I don't recall how that works. I'm still using VMWare Consolidated Backup and Symantec Backup Exec 12.5 to back up the virtual machine images to tape. All the VM's are stored on an iSCSI SAN.

    VCB documentation explains the concepts: http://www.vmware.com/pdf/vsphere4/r40/vsp_vcb_15_u1_admin_guide.pdf

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 2.34

    DB:2.34:Thread: Restoring Nw6.0 From Backup Tape 83


    Hi,

    I will soon be doing a disaster recovery test of restoring our entire

    Netware 6.0 server from a backup tape onto a new system (clean hard drive).

    We currently do a full system backup using Veritas BackupExec. Does

    anyone know if it\'s possible to restore everything directly from tape

    (entire directory structure) or would I have to first install the OS

    (NW6.0) from CDs and then install software such as BackupExec, Symantec

    Antivirus, etc. and only then restore just data from tape? Also would I

    have to manually re-create multiple volumes, as well as all the

    users/rights or will I be able to restore all of that from tape?

    Thank you.

    Alex K.

    DB:2.34:Thread: Restoring Nw6.0 From Backup Tape 83

    ,

    or would I have to first install the OS

    (NW6.0) from CDs and then install software such as BackupExec, Symantec

    Antivirus, etc. and only then restore just data from tape? Also would I

    What you are describing is a bare metal restore. Several backup vendors

    provide that as a separate option.

    - Anders Gustafsson, Engineer, CNE6, ASE

    NSC Volunteer Sysop

    Pedago, The Aaland Islands (N60 E20)

    Novell does not monitor these forums officially.

    Enhancement requests for all Novell products may be made at

    http://support.novell.com/enhancement

    Using VA 5.51 build 315 on Windows 2000 build 2195

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 2.34

    DB:2.34:Fra Backup - Recovery? k7


    One can back up the flash recovery area to tape with the 'backup recovery area' command in RMAN. Can one restore the FRA from tape using RMAN? If, so, how? If not how can one restore it, assuming for the sake of discussion a tape backup once-per-week of the FRA. If one needed to recover materials from 2 weeks ago, how would one go about doing that?

    DB:2.34:Fra Backup - Recovery? k7

    Hi,

    ++ Theyre no command available to restore the FRA.
    ++ Backup taken using 'backup recovery area' is included as copy of existing backup piece into rman repository.
    ++ Its just another copy of existing backup piece so restorable using normal restore command. (restore database;)

    Example:
    I) Original copy of backupset, which is in FRA.
    II) Copy of original backupset taken using 'backup recovery area' command on sbt.

    List of Backup Sets
    ===================

    BS Key Size
    ------- ----------
    60 1.45M

    List of Archived Logs in backup set 60
    Thrd Seq Low SCN Low Time Next SCN Next Time
    ---- ------- ---------- -------------------- ---------- ---------
    1 121 584816 02-JUL-2009 15:43:20 590315 02-JUL-2009 19:38:58 I) Orignal copy.

    Backup Set Copy #1 of backup set 60
    Device Type Elapsed Time Completion Time Compressed Tag
    ----------- ------------ -------------------- ---------- ---
    DISK 00:00:02 02-JUL-2009 20:28:06 YES TAG20090702T202804

    List of Backup Pieces for backup set 60 Copy #1
    BP Key Pc# Status Piece Name
    ------- --- ----------- ----------
    63 1 AVAILABLE /home/oracle/FRA/ORA10G/backupset/2009_07_02/o1_mf_annnn_TAG20090702T202804_54slqy09_.bkp

    Backup Set Copy #2 of backup set 60 II) rman showing copy after FRA backup.
    Device Type Elapsed Time Completion Time Compressed Tag
    ----------- ------------ -------------------- ---------- ---
    SBT_TAPE 00:00:02 03-JUL-2009 19:41:26 YES TAG20090702T202804

    List of Backup Pieces for backup set 60 Copy #2
    BP Key Pc# Status Media Piece Name
    ------- --- ----------- ----------------------- ----------
    69 1 AVAILABLE /SBT_API,29kj5bik_1_2 29kj5bik_1_2

    Bye,
    Arvind.

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 2.34

    DB:2.34:Unable To Restore Tape Backup Using Networker 7.4 9p



    Hi,

    We are using Networker7.4 Sp2 version to taken a backup from Linux servers. we need to restore one dump file from 4 days before tape and when we try to restore from Saveset or Direct recovery and that praticular file is not avaialbale.

    Please help on priority..

    Thanks

    Mohan M

    DB:2.34:Unable To Restore Tape Backup Using Networker 7.4 9p


    I really can't see how you plan to do restore if you have no clue about basics? Chances are that you will most likely destroy second box.

    With that said, here is what you can do:

    a) browsable recovers

    - go to system where you wish to restore (make sure NW is installed and defined as client)

    - run recover -s server -c source client (do this as root and make sure root@target is on remote access list of source client)

    - browse to folder where data is

    - if there are multiple instances of data (like yesterday, day before, etc, 4 days ago), do versions and select with changetime date listed by versions

    - do add folder (or whatever you want to restore)

    - recover

    b) ssid restore

    - this makes sense if you wish to restore specific date backup only, eg, 4 days ago AND if restoring whole ssid (or you know exact path of what you wish to restore - see EXTRA)

    - on backup server do mminfo -avot -q client=source client -t "10 days ago" -r "ssid,name,savetime(20)"

    - above will give you list of backups for your backup client 10 days back from the day of query - select one by date you need and write down value in first column (ssid)

    - on target client run recover -s backup server -S ssid -d destination path (do this as root and make sure root@target is on remote access list of source client)

    EXTRA:

    - if you wish to run ssid restore, but not restore whole backup (eg. not whole save set), but only part of it, this is possible too and it requires you to know exact path (exact as case sensitive)

    - an example: recover -s backup server -S ssid -d destination path /tH1s/1S/pATh

    - above will still read whole save set, but actually restore only data matching selection done above