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

2003-12-16 06:28:14
Subject: [Veritas-bu] Netbackup 4.5 DC on UNIX (Moving Image Catalog)
From: John.Sokol AT reuters DOT com (John Sokol)
Date: Tue, 16 Dec 2003 11:28:14 +0000
However, if you do sym-link to catalog, you may have to configure the
'real' locations using bpsyncinfo for good catalog backups... OK I
didn't check, but I seem to remember this is required.

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From: Furry Cat [mailto:veritas AT hisser DOT org] 
Sent: 16 December 2003 08:15
To: adam AT tsatech DOT com
Cc: veritas-bu AT mailman.eng.auburn DOT edu
Subject: Re: [Veritas-bu] Netbackup 4.5 DC on UNIX (Moving Image


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 -
prodecure for moving catalogs TO A DIFFERENT MASTER SERVER is the

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

Another alternative would be to create a new LV and mount it directly
/usr/openv/netbackup/db/images/ - just make sure that this LV is mounted
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
> 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
> 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
> 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
> consultant was required to move catalogs.  They would not even tell me
> 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
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