Veritas NetBackup™ for Enterprise Vault™ Agent Administrator's Guide
- Introduction to NetBackup Enterprise Vault
- About NetBackup Enterprise Vault agent installation requirements
- Configuration requirements for upgrading the Enterprise Vault agent
- About features provided by Enterprise Vault for a backup provider
- Performing backups of Enterprise Vault
- Performing restores of Enterprise Vault
- About restoring Enterprise Vault SQL databases
- Disaster recovery
- Enterprise Vault Agent support for Enterprise Vault
- Policy configuration for Enterprise Vault
- Notes about Enterprise Vault 10.0 backups
- About Enterprise Vault agent backups
- About Enterprise Vault agent restores
- Enterprise Vault agent functionality and support for Enterprise Vault
- About NetBackup status-related troubleshooting information
- Appendix A. NetBackup Enterprise Vault Migrator
- Restoring Enterprise Vault migrated data from NetBackup
- Troubleshooting the Enterprise Vault migrator
- About troubleshooting issues with the migrator
- About Log Collection
Specifying the server, clients, and policy type for restores
To restore Enterprise Vault data, use the Backup, Archive, and Restore user interface. You must specify the NetBackup server along with the source client and the destination client to perform the restore operation.
A restore of Enterprise Vault data generally involves redirected restores. Similarly to how SQL backups occur, Enterprise Vault backups are cataloged against the Enterprise Vault server and should be restored to the SQL host. In addition, there can be other Enterprise Vault components that are cataloged against an Enterprise Vault server but the restore should happen to a different Enterprise Vault server. How to interpret the destination client from the backup view is explained later in this chapter. To perform redirected restores NetBackup requires additional steps then those in this topic. refer to the NetBackup Administrator's Guide, Volume I
To browse the Enterprise Vault Administration Console for a destination client, the Enterprise Vault services must be up and running. You should know the destination client name before you start a restore because you must stop those services on all Enterprise Vault servers for a restore.
To specify the server, source client, destination client, and policy type for a restore operation
- Log on as Administrator.
- Open the Backup, Archive, and Restore user interface.
- Click File > Select Files and Folders to Restore > from Normal Backup.
- Click File > Specify NetBackup Machines and Policy Type.
- In the Specify NetBackup Machines and Policy Type dialog box, select the server that you want to use for restores from the Server to use for backups and restores list.
- From the Source client for restores list, select the source client. The source client is the policy client in the backup policy from where the backup happened.
- From the Destination client for restores list, select the client that you want. The destination client is the name of the system where you want the images to be restored. You can determine the name of the destination client from either the NetBackup Backup, Archive, and Restore user interface or the Enterprise Vault Administration Console.
You interpret the destination client based on the version of Enterprise Vault and the data type that you want to restore. The following explains how to determine the destination client of a file system or SQL data type on Enterprise Vault.
Interpreting the destination client for Enterprise Vault:
File system data type in a local drive, such as an Index location or an open, closed, or ready partition
The root path of the partition that you want to restore contains the system name that you use as the destination client name. From the NetBackup Backup, Archive, and Restore user interface, you can view the partition or the index location that you want to restore. The root path of a partition or index location is shown within parenthesis along side the partition or the index location name. This root path uses the format, \\system name\Drive$\partition name. For example, a destination client named VMWIN-X64 for a closed partition named VS1 Ptn1 would appear as VS1 Ptn1(\\VMWIN-X64\Drive$\VS1 Ptn1).
File system data type in a UNC path, such as an Index location or an open, closed, or ready partition
The UNC restore can use any Enterprise Vault server in an Enterprise Vault site as the destination client. That is possible because the data is automatically restored to its original location because the source path is embedded in the file path. You must make sure that the Enterprise Vault user name credentials for this Enterprise Vault server, has write permissions for this UNC path. The user name credentials are specified in the NetBackup client properties.
SQL data type, such as directory, monitoring, auditing, FSA Reporting, fingerprint, or vault store databases
The database name contains the system name in a format similar to System name\SQL instance\SQL DB name. For example, a vault store database on CLIENT TWO, would appear as Vault Store DB (CLIENT TWO\SQLINST\database). The destination client name in this example is CLIENT TWO.
- From the Policy type for restores list, click Enterprise-Vault.
- Click OK.