[Veritas-bu] Finding tape numbers without starting a restore.

2003-07-25 11:31:18
Subject: [Veritas-bu] Finding tape numbers without starting a restore.
From: Louis-Luc Le Guerrier <leguerri AT Canr.Hydro.Qc DOT Ca> (Louis-Luc Le Guerrier)
Date: Fri, 25 Jul 2003 11:31:18 -0400 (EDT)
I'd like to know how to determine tape numbers needed without
initiating the restore, but via 'bpadm' or any other 
text-based non-GUI form.
Now what I do is I have to initiate the restore, look up in
the logfile, kill the job, insert tapes needed, and redo the
restore over.
Anyone knows a better way?

Of course, I assume here the text-based interface is at
least equivalent to the Java interface regarding these
kind of features.
I'm currently using NB 4.5, and if it's not possible to
determine tape numbers w/o starting a restore in a text-based
interface, then I strongly recommend Veritas implement this
in their future release or service pack.

Some people here have low vision and use text-based
consoles to administer our servers.




If you are using jnbSA for restore, you can use preview button 
which shows
you tape required without restoring the files.


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From: "Eikenberry, Marcus - CIDS-2" <mjeikenberry AT bpa DOT gov>
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Date: Tue, 22 Jul 2003 07:16:16 -0700
Subject: [Veritas-bu] Finding tape numbers without starting a 

Netbackup V4.5 mp2

Does anyone know if tape numbers that would be needed for a 
restore can be
looked up without actually starting a restore?  Our normal 
process we use
here is that we keep our tapes offsite.  So when we do a 
restore we
generally need to call to have tapes sent back to our 
location.  I have
been getting the tape numbers by starting a restore and 
letting the system
tell me what tapes are needed.  I don't like this method of 
finding the
tape numbers though.  I always worry that one of these days 
I'll assume
that a tape is not in the robot.  I'll go to get the tape 
number and the
darn tape will be there and the restore will start when I am 
not ready.
This could be bad in some cases.

Is there another way to look up the tapes that need to be 

Marcus Eikenberry
Server Operations
United States Department of Energy
Bonneville Power Administration