[Veritas-bu] Migrate tapes to new library

2001-12-21 09:30:49
Subject: [Veritas-bu] Migrate tapes to new library
From: gyurchak AT veritas DOT com (Gregg Yurchak)
Date: Fri, 21 Dec 2001 09:30:49 -0500
On your old media server that previously had the robot, can you still run
vmquery against the EVSNs?  I agree it looks exactly like you had a separate
volDB on that other server, as that's the information you're missing.  If
you can still run the vmquery commands, you can add the tapes to the
master's volDB with a combination of vmadd and vmquery -assignbyid.
Specifically, you'll need the pool and assignment date.  I would definitely
delete the tapes out of the volDB on the master now that they're there with
assignment dates before anything happens to them.  No good can come of them
while they are still listed in NetBackup/Media Manager in this situation,
and you're setting yourself up for a mistake that will lose data.

I agree with Larry.  Open a support call right away.

Gregg Yurchak
VERITAS Professional Services
Biloxi, MS
Cell:   228.324.6939
Office: 228.575.6299

-----Original Message-----
From: Larry Kingery [mailto:larry.kingery AT veritas DOT com] 
Sent: Thursday, December 20, 2001 11:03 PM
To: eric martens
Cc: veritas-bu AT mailman.eng.auburn DOT edu
Subject: Re: [Veritas-bu] Migrate tapes to new library

eric martens writes:
> I have moved a library off of a slave server onto our master server.
> Before doing this I moved all the existing media in the library, and all
> associated tapes to that slave server that is no longer in the library
> via the command
> bpmedia -movedb -ev media_id -newserver hostname -oldserver hostname
> after hooking the library up to the master server and configuring the
> library and drives, I did an inventory via the NetBack software. Which
> now shows all the tapes in the library defaulted into the NetBackup pool
> with no other information (such as last mount times,  dates, etc.) 

Sounds like your media server had the volume database host configured
to be something other than the master server (to be technically
correct, that the media server and master use different volume
database hosts).  If so, when you did the inventory the tapes were
added as new media.

> Am I missing something. 

If the 'time assigned' field is missing, you're missing something
very, very important.

> Will I have to import the tapes? 

No, but you need to straighten out the media manager config.

> So I guess the bottom line is that I need to move all the media db info
> from the slave server to the master server. 

You did that with the -movedb.  It's the volDB config which is
probably in need of fixing.

I would highly recommend that you shutdown NetBackup and open a
support call immediately.  If I'm correct, you need to straighten out
the media manager config before you run anything else.  Since there's
some things we don't know about your config (e.g. are there any other
libraries), I really can't advise you on how to do so.

> -- 
> Thanks,
> Eric Martens
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Larry Kingery 
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