Re: [Networker] Sybase DB restore

2008-05-19 18:56:26
Subject: Re: [Networker] Sybase DB restore
From: Tim Mooney <Tim.Mooney AT NDSU DOT EDU>
Date: Mon, 19 May 2008 17:51:53 -0500
In regard to: Re: [Networker] Sybase DB restore, Curtis Preston said (at...:

Since you weren't using the agent, how were you backing it up?  Given
the scenario you describe, though, I'm fearing the answer is that you

I'm suspicious of that too.

 There are a number of possiblities here:

1. You weren't shutting down the DB during backup, so the file was
apparently open and changing during backup.  The file was therefore
skipped and isn't available for restore.

Files on UNIX and Linux systems aren't skipped just because they're open,
so if the server was a UNIX or Linux box, it would still have been backed
up (barring any directives that told NetWorker to skip those files).
You're right, though, that it would be garbage if the database
changed at all during the backup (and possibly even if it didn't).

 2. The database is on raw
partitions which aren't backed up by default.
3. You were backing up the database using a script and "dump database"
to disk, but you didn't back up THAT file.

How WERE you backing it up?

...And what platform is the server?

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