Guidelines for restoring from a FlashBackup backup
The following describes
the guidelines for restoring from a FlashBackup backup:
You must be logged on as a system administrator to the NetBackup
master server that backed up the partition.
Restore type and partition selection
To restore an entire partition, (including Windows disk images),
you must select the Raw Partition
Backup restore type.
To restore UNIX partitions, you must select the device file for
the partition that you want to restore.
To restore Windows disk images, you must select the logical
disk. The disk image appears as a logical drive with the name that
was specified in the Backup
Selections list of the backup policy (such as \\.\D:).
Policy type and configuration
The backup policy that performs the backup must be either
FlashBackup (for UNIX) or
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.
On UNIX systems, the device file for the
partition must exist.
On Windows systems, ensure that the raw partition (or logical
disk) is mounted (designated as a drive letter) but is not in use.
You cannot perform a FlashBackup partition restore to the system
boot disk or to the disk where NetBackup is installed.
On UNIX systems, unmount the partition and verify that it is not
in use. You cannot perform a FlashBackup partition restore to the
root partition or to the partition where NetBackup is
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
Exit from all applications that are running on the