RE: [nv-l] a question about backup

2002-09-27 09:40:28
Subject: RE: [nv-l] a question about backup
From: "Dejan Mijailovic" <dejan.mijailovic AT inquent DOT com>
To: "Gareth Holl" <gholl AT us.ibm DOT com>
Date: Fri, 27 Sep 2002 09:40:28 -0400
Hi Gareth.
What I need is to replace my Sun server. And I have a lot's of custom config stuff, custom scripts in /usr/OV/bin, oid_to_whatever,..a lot's of ARF add-ons. LRFs mibExpr.conf....and a lot more.
I think if I make OV.back.v7r1 and then use cp -r, that will do it. Is this what NetView does during migration, or something else?
Also, I was thinking to TAR C the whole thing and making up one big OV.tar.
Basically what I need is the best way of backing up the whole Netview and restoring it on different box. of course with the same IP, SNMP Community...
What is the best way to do this, and what are the best practices?
Dejan Mijailovic
-----Original Message-----
From: Gareth Holl [mailto:gholl AT us.ibm DOT com]
Sent: Thursday, September 26, 2002 7:52 PM
To: Dejan Mijailovic
Cc: nv-l AT lists.tivoli DOT com
Subject: Re: [nv-l] a question about backup

This kind of backup is mainly used when performing a migration. The update/migration process looks for the existance of this directory and migrated the databases and conf files and other contents. You could manually go through it and copy parts back in but this would probably be tedious and potentially lead to mistakes.

If your goal was to backup the NetView databases, simply tar up the /usr/OV/databases/openview directory and restore using pax (don't restore using tar). Or use the "Hot Backup" feature introduced into v7.1 - refer to the 7.1 Release Notes for description and steps to restore.

Gareth Holl
Staff Software Engineer
gholl AT us.ibm DOT com

IBM Software Group - Tivoli Brand
Research Triangle Park,  North Carolina.

"Dejan Mijailovic" <dejan.mijailovic AT inquent DOT com>

09/26/2002 04:07 PM

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re: Tivoli Neview 7.1, Solaris 7

Does someone know, after generating backup files/directories "OV.back.v7r1",
how to restore the files back to /usr/OV?
Do I just use "cp -r" after stopping the NetNiew programs or there is a
Netview script to do it?


Dejan Mijailovic
Inquent Technologies.

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