Guidelines for restoring from a raw partition backup

The following describes the guidelines for restoring from a raw partition backup:

Privileges

You must be logged on as a system administrator to the NetBackup master server that backed up the partition.

Policy configuration

The backup policy that performs the backup must be configured for a raw partition backup. The configuration requires that the Backup Selections list in the policy include the device file for the partition.

Note:

The device file for the partition must exist.

Destination disk

  • Unmount the partition and verify that it is not in use. You cannot perform a raw partition restore to the root partition or to the partition where NetBackup is installed.

  • Ensure that the partition on the destination disk is the same size as the source partition when it was backed up. Otherwise, the restore results are unpredictable.

  • Close or stop any database that uses the partition for storage.

  • Exit from all applications that are running on the partition.