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Restore backup from tape from removed host

Post by edwindb76 » Apr 07, 2017 12:48 pm

Hello,
I try to restore a backup from tape from a backupserver which doesnt exist anymore. Restore operations failed with error: Restore from host {servername] is skipped because host could not be found. Could be because backup was performed by a different backup server. Try adding the host manually. Is it possible in some way to access and restore the files from the backup tapes?
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Re: Restore backup from tape from removed host

Post by PTide » Apr 07, 2017 1:24 pm

Hi,

Did you perform "Catalog Tape" procedure against the tapes on your new VBR?

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Re: Restore backup from tape from removed host

Post by edwindb76 » Apr 07, 2017 1:30 pm

Yes, catalog tape procedure is performed. Tape and his contents is visible in imported mediapool.

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Re: Restore backup from tape from removed host

Post by Dima P. » Apr 11, 2017 10:18 pm

Hi Edwin,

Can you please clarify what type of restore you are trying to perform? If that’s a file from tape restore, please check if you see this error while performing a recovery to ‘this server xxx’ instead of ‘original location’ at destination step of restore wizard.

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Re: Restore backup from tape from removed host

Post by edwindb76 » Apr 18, 2017 1:04 pm

Hi Dmitry,
I probably clicking too fast through the restore wizard. Selecting 'to this server' instead of 'original location' does do the trick. Thank you very much!

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Re: Restore backup from tape from removed host

Post by paruccone » May 11, 2018 4:41 pm

yes & no... Trying to restore only some directories and...

when "This server" is selected instead of "Original location" a "path to folder" must be specified (else: "Invalid folder path").

But that doesn't work because:
- whether I specify the root folder (which fails because there's not enough space in the root filesystem but there is in a volume mounted in the subdir)
- whether I specify the folder in which a volume is mounted (which makes impossible to restore files&dirs to their original locations and skip/overwrite pre-existing files)

Would be workaround-able with a "Don't check free space" option or a "Original path on different server" (or even better if path to folder can be left blank assuming original path).

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