[Veritas-bu] Master Catalog DR
Cornely, David wrote:
> We are preparing to replicate our master server catalog daily via SRDF
> to a remote site for Disaster Recovery purposes. As one might guess,
> the server at the remote site will not have the same hostname/domain
> as the production server at the local site.
> Has anyone tested recovery for a situation such as this? I'm sure
> it's possible and realize we may need to engage Veritas consulting
> services for help but wanted to query the user community beforehand.
> Is there anything we need to watch out for? Thanks.
> NBU 5.0MP4
> Solaris 9 Master server
I have done this by running bpbackupdb -dpath daily and scping this over
to my DR site.
The caveat is i have to have the DR site backup server named the same as
the production site. I dont use dns so this isnt a problem under normal
I found when the names were different the media could not bee seen and
there were storage unit issues and volume database problems which were
too time consuming to resolve. I did try the bpimage -oldserver
-newserver but that didnt fix things.
I find it easier now to just have hostnames the same. It all works
fantastically for DR and i just bprecover the catalogues on the DR
server which came across yesterday from the Production site.
I have a basic doc i wrote on my procedure if it helps at all