restores from the primary or original backup image. If multiple
copies of the same backup image exist, you can restore files from
any copy of that image.
Restoring from a backup
copy rather than the primary image is useful in a disaster recovery
(DR) situation and to test disaster recovery procedures. You can
restore at a DR site or test DR restore procedures while still
restoring from the primary image at your primary site.
If you make multiple
copies of a backup image, use one of the following command-line
methods to restore from a specific backupimage copy:
Add the -copy x option and
argument to specify the copy number.
Create this file to
specify the copy number. (By default, this file does not
On Windows systems, the file must reside in the following
On UNIX systems, the file must reside in the following
After you add the copy
number to the file, all subsequent restore operations restore from
that backup copy. The restore can be done from the Backup, Archive,
and Restore interface or from the bprestore command.
bprestore -copy x option and argument override the value
in the ALT_RESTORE_COPY_NUMBER
For more information
about the bprestore command, see the
NetBackup Commands for UNIX and Linux or
the NetBackup Commands for Windows
When you restore from a
backup copy rather than the primary backup, the media server that
wrote that copy performs the restore. However, you can select a
different or alternate server for the restore.
Use one of the following
methods to specify an alternate server for the restore:
Override the original
Configure NetBackup to
override the original server. (The original server is the one that
wrote the backup image.)
On the master server, in the General
Server properties, the Media Host
Override option specifies the override media server where
files are restored.
Automatic failover to an
failover to an alternate server. (The failover server performs the
restore if the original server fails.)
On the master server, the Restore
Failover properties control how NetBackup performs automatic
failover to a NetBackup media server.
For more information
about alternate server configuration, see the NetBackup Administrator's Guide for UNIX and Linux
or the NetBackup Administrator's Guide for