Effective disaster recovery procedures are specific to an environment and provide detailed information about everything that should be accomplished to prepare for disaster and to recover after disaster occurs. Symantec provides general disaster recovery information that is intended as a model only. You must evaluate the information and then develop your own disaster recovery plans and procedures.
The steps you have to perform to recover can depend on the configuration of your original system and robotic devices, your original NetBackup configuration, the configuration of your recovery system and robots, and the configuration of NetBackup on the recovery systems. Therefore, providing specific disaster recovery procedures for all situations is not possible. Rather, these procedures are intended as general guidelines from which you can create your own procedures for recovering NetBackup and the data that was transferred offsite.
Information in this section assumes the following:
To recover data and restore backup images
By default, NetBackup catalog backups include the NetBackup device configuration information. If the recovery system has a different device configuration than the original system, the device configuration from the original system overwrites the device configuration when the catalog is recovered.
bpimage -newserver recovery_system -oldserver original_system
You can also use the bpimage command if the old system had separate media servers and the recovery system has a combined master and media server. Use the name of the combined master or media server for the argument to the -newserver option.
After you add the copy number to the file, all subsequent restore operations restore from that backup copy. The restore can be from the Backup, Archive, and Restore interface or from the bprestore command. Exception: the bprestore -copy x option and argument override the value in the ALT_RESTORE_COPY_NUMBER file.
Injecting the media moves it into the robot and also changes the offsite volume group attribute of the media to robotic volume group so NetBackup knows that the volumes are in the robot and ready for restore operations.