Guidelines for restoring from a raw partition backup

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


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.


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.