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fbakup and make recovery to tape at diff server

Fauziah Mahdan
Super Advisor

fbakup and make recovery to tape at diff server

Hi all,
I have few server in same segment but only one of them attached to tape drive.
My concern is how to run backup from others server to tape (fbackup and make tape recovery backup)?

Thanks,
Fauziah
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Md. Farhan A Azam
Trusted Contributor

Re: fbakup and make recovery to tape at diff server

Hi,

fabackup and make_tape_recovery will not work in remote host....

If you want to take data backup, youc can rcp the data in the server, where tape drive is configured and then youcan take backup throsugh fbackup.
Pete Randall
Outstanding Contributor

Re: fbakup and make recovery to tape at diff server

While it is true that make_tape_recovery will not work with remote tape devices, fbackup most certainly will. Take a look at the "-f device" section of the man page:

"There is slightly different behavior if remote devices are used. A device on the remote machine can be specified in the form machine:device. . . . . ."


Pete

Pete
Md. Farhan A Azam
Trusted Contributor

Re: fbakup and make recovery to tape at diff server

Hi,

i missed something...

You can use..

#fbackup with -f (machine:device)
Fauziah Mahdan
Super Advisor

Re: fbakup and make recovery to tape at diff server

Thanks all, will try on the fbackup first afterwards.
So how can I do the make tape recovery with limited tape drive? Is there a way I can perform the backup into the server connected to tape drive. Later perform antoher backup from disk to tape?
Dennis Handly
Acclaimed Contributor

Re: fbakup and make recovery to tape at diff server

>how can I do the make tape recovery with limited tape drive?

You may not want to do that.
You can use make_net_recovery to "store" to a remote machine. Then you can find where those files are stored and then back that up to tape.
But you would have to reverse all of those steps to use the tape.
Fauziah Mahdan
Super Advisor

Re: fbakup and make recovery to tape at diff server

yes and I have to make sure the server atached to the tape drive has enough space to cater that.
What is the file name for make tape recovery output. I havent done yet because I dunno how to estimate the size.

BTW back to fbackup.
# ping cgcdevlxx
PING cgcdevlxx: 64 byte packets
64 bytes from 10.x.x.xx: icmp_seq=0. time=0. ms
64 bytes from 10.x.x.xx: icmp_seq=1. time=0. ms

# fbackup -vf cgcdevlxx:/dev/rmt/0m -i /tmp
fbackup(1004): session begins on Tue Jan 13 14:01:14 2009
fbackup(3301): could not open output file cgcdevlxx:/dev/rmt/0m
fbackup(3019): would you like to enter a new output file?
Dennis Handly
Acclaimed Contributor

Re: fbakup and make recovery to tape at diff server

>What is the file name for make_tape_recovery output?

You probably need to use make_net_recovery to estimate the size.

>could not open output file cgcdevlxx:/dev/rmt/0m

Does /dev/rmt/0m exist on cgcdevlxx?
Fauziah Mahdan
Super Advisor

Re: fbakup and make recovery to tape at diff server

yes i already run ioscan the tape drive attached to cgcdevl /dev/rmt/0m. I can perform fbackup for direct into tape.
Both server can ping each other and I did use ip address instead of hostname the same msg appear.


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