Re: [Networker] Restore script

2008-05-05 15:17:53
Subject: Re: [Networker] Restore script
From: Tim Mooney <Tim.Mooney AT NDSU DOT EDU>
Date: Mon, 5 May 2008 14:12:58 -0500
In regard to: Re: Restore script, John Stoffel said (at 9:07am on May 5, 2008):

Tim> In regard to: [Networker] Restore script, Rod Pudwell said (at 8:36pm 
I have been asked to write a script that can be scheduled as a cron job to
restore a test file from a nightly backup. Scripting skills are OK, but I
haven't used EBS networker from CLI (gui only). Any tips/help would be

Tim> Look at the man page for recover, and pay particular attention to
Tim> the -a flag and probably also the -d flag.  For automated
Tim> recovery, -q and -u may also be interesting.

Wouldn't it be simpler to pick a random saveset on the nights backups
and then attempt to just clone it to another tape?  This should verify
the saveset and that you've got a good backup.

Possibly, but that's not what Rod was asking about, so I didn't think to
also suggest that.  You make a good point, though.

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