[Veritas-bu] Netbackup 4.5 DC on UNIX (Moving Image Catalog)

2003-12-16 03:15:07
Subject: [Veritas-bu] Netbackup 4.5 DC on UNIX (Moving Image Catalog)
From: veritas AT hisser DOT org (Furry Cat)
Date: Tue, 16 Dec 2003 08:15:07 +0000 (GMT)

What you have done will work fine, and Veritas TS have told customers they can 
do this in the past. I think whoever you were speaking to got confused - the 
prodecure for moving catalogs TO A DIFFERENT MASTER SERVER is the complicated 

NBU doesn't use anything special to access it's catalogs - they are just files.

Another alternative would be to create a new LV and mount it directly under 
/usr/openv/netbackup/db/images/ - just make sure that this LV is mounted BEFORE 
you start netbackup.

Hope this helps...


 On Mon, 15 Dec 2003 adam AT tsatech DOT com wrote:

> Hi all,
> We are running Netbackup 4.5 DataCenter with MP5.  Netbackup was installed 
> in /usr/openv/netbackup.  
> Our problem  is that the image catalog is growing too much and is filling up 
> the /usr file system.  Unfortunatelly we do not have the disk space necessary 
> to increase the size of the /usr logical volume.  We do however, have a 
> logical 
> volume which has plenty of free space.  What we were trying to do is to see 
> if 
> we can leave Netbackup where it is, but just move the catalogs to the other 
> file system.  This is what we had in mind:
> cd /usr/openv/netbackup
> cp -rp db /depots/
> mv db db.orig
> ln -s /depots/db db
> We tried the above on our development box and everything seems to be fine.  
> We 
> have been able to browse the catalogs and searched for previously backed up 
> images. We have even deleted some files and restored them without any 
> apparent 
> problems.
> However, when we spoke to Veritas about doing what we did, they said it was 
> not 
> as simple as that, that it was quite a complicated process and that Veritas 
> consultant was required to move catalogs.  They would not even tell me what 
> their process for moving the catalogs is.  I was told by the Veritas SE that 
> those procedures were Veritas Internal.
> Does anyone know if that is true?  What would the implications be of doing 
> what 
> we did?  Everything appears to be working just fine.  
> Any help is greatly appreciated.
> Thank you!
> -Adam
> ----------------------------------------------------------------------
> This mail sent through Toaster-Horde (
> _______________________________________________
> Veritas-bu maillist  -  Veritas-bu AT mailman.eng.auburn DOT edu