Restore from replica

Hi

We configured and enabled backup to EMC Data Domain. Then we created jobs in Object Operations to replicate those backups to our second Data Domain in collocation.

Now we want to test a replica and we tried to restore backup session from Data Domain in collocation to Recovery datastore. All those jobs was created on one Cell Manager.

During a restore we choose a VM, choose a Backup version - we choose full (copy) and choose Destination and restore operation is preforming not from Data Domain in collocation.

Replications jobs was completed succesfully.

What we are doing wrong? Is that possible to restore from Data Domain in collocation?

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  • Hi

    For integrations copy object restore from copy is not available from GUI like for file system copies. DP always will try restore from source backup if still is protected. So we have two…

  • Hi

    For integrations copy object restore from copy is not available from GUI like for file system copies. DP always will try restore from source backup if still is protected. So we have two different options

    1º Disable source device temporally before launch restore by result DP will use device from copy. 

    2º Configure Media Location Priorities

    The user can define for each medium a self chosen location name, for instance "topshelf".
    In the GUI this can be done at the time of formatting or simply afterwardswhen the media can
    be found in the pool. When the media has a location it appears in the Environment\Media\
    Locations folder in the Devices & Media context in the GUI. Opening the properties of this
    location, enables you to change the Location Priority. Each location can have priority
    None, 1, 2, ... as many as there are locations. This priority list is stored in a flat file medialoc
    in the directory Config/Server. The list stored in the file is from low to high priorities, one
    location per line. When two locations have the same priority an equal sign is put in front
    of both location names. If the next location has higher priority an smaller than character is
    prefixed. In the example of 1.2, the file looks like:
    =AFL1
    <AFL2
    <AFL3

    The media in each pool are given a separate location. In general, each media of each pool may have a different location, or media from different pools can have the same location. The priorities are set from 1 to 3. When a certain object version has one or more object copies, the priority is obeyed at the selection of which media (and so object version) to use. In the Restore context of the GUI it is also possible to change the priority there for this particular restore. These settings overrule the priorities as stored in the medialoc file. 

    https://docs.microfocus.com/itom/Data_Protector:11.00/LocationGeneral

    Also please vote for this Idea into our portal and maybe can be added to future versions.

    https://community.microfocus.com/img/bandr/i/dp_ideas/restore-from-a-copy-when-needed-not-when-original-backup-is-unavailable

    Best Regards

  • Thank you so much for explanation.

    So replication still make sense :)

  • Suggested Answer

    Hi Pawel

    Yes for sure, "just" needs different approach for restore from copy.

    Best Regards

  • I think we are not planning to change media location priority so far.

    We just disconnect source DD for test (when no jobs is running) and we will test a restore from collocation.

    Thank you again! Have a good day