[Veritas-bu] dr testing, backups and restores

2000-02-18 11:26:22
Subject: [Veritas-bu] dr testing, backups and restores
From: Jonathan Meyer jmeyer AT ptc DOT com
Date: Fri, 18 Feb 2000 11:26:22 -0500
I have a somewhat unusual question.  I am doing disaster recovery
exercises to develop a procedure for restores using the tapes we send
off-site with bpvault.

I have a netbackup server we are using for testing.  I have been
restoring the netbackup database from my production server onto the
test server and then doing restores from the test server.  This has
worked very smoothly, and if people are interested I would be happy to
discuss it either here or offline.

My question is how to stop my test server from attempting to schedule
backups.  I realized the other day that if I leave the test server
running overnight with the production servers database, it will
probably begin trying to schedule backups when the backup windows
open.  This should not cause any real problems, since it is not in the
bp.conf on any of the clients.  Nonetheless, it does not seem like a
desirable behavior to have this machine wanting to schedule backups.
Any thoughts on how to have this machine running and able to do
restores, but not trying to schedule any backups.

Jonathan Meyer
UNIX Systems Administrator
Paramtric Technology Corporation

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