Data Protector - Restoredrill Suggestions

Hi All,

As per customer's request, I want to perform restore drill of our backup server to a virtual server. I have installed the HPDP on the Virtual server. I don't want to connect any tape library or device  on the VM cell server. But I want to restore the IDB from our Physical cell server to VM cell server without any device connectivity.

Do we have any option for the IDB offline restore without library or Storeonce configuration.

HP DP version: 10.30 - Physical server - I have a local IDB backup

HP DP version: 10.30 - Virtual Server 

  • Hi,

    Assuming the IDB backup can still be re-done, I would backup to a file device. That is easy to transfer and configure on the VM.


    Koen Verbelen
    Micro Focus Customer Care Specialist
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  • As Koen already suggested, a file device or library would be an easy option.
    Here you can find the instructions to copy the data to another host:
    docs.microfocus.com/.../ConfigureFileLibraryDevice

  • I have taken the IDB backup on the juke box and imported the IDB files on the VM cell server slots. Then I followed the offline restore, but it is aborted.

    Which is the best way to restore the IDB from the different cell manager backup.

  • Please share some more detail on how the session is aborting.


    Koen Verbelen
    Micro Focus Customer Care Specialist
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  • obrindex.dat file copied from source backup server to  destination backup server .
    
    Windows PowerShell
    Copyright (C) Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.
    
    PS C:\Windows\system32> omnisv -stop
    Cannot stop "hpdp-as" service, system error:
    [1053] The service did not respond to the start or control request in a timely fashion.
    
    PS C:\Windows\system32> omnisv -status
        ProcName      Status  [PID]
    ===============================
        crs         : Down
        mmd         : Down
        kms         : Down
        hpdp-idb    : Down
        hpdp-idb-cp : Down
        hpdp-as     : Down
        omnitrig    : Down
        omniinet    : Down
        Sending of traps disabled.
    ===============================
    Status: At least one of the Cell Server processes/services is not running.
    
    PS C:\Windows\system32> omnisv -status
        ProcName      Status  [PID]
    ===============================
        crs         : Down
        mmd         : Down
        kms         : Down
        hpdp-idb    : Down
        hpdp-idb-cp : Down
        hpdp-as     : Down
        omnitrig    : Down
        omniinet    : Active  [8884]
        Sending of traps disabled.
    ===============================
    Status: At least one of the Cell Server processes/services is not running.
    PS C:\Windows\system32>
    
    PS C:\Windows\system32> omniofflr -idb -autorecover -skiprestore -save C:\IDB_RESTORE\restoreidb.txt
    [Normal] From: OMNIOFFLR@restodrill.trenthyper "Offline Restore"  Time: 11/7/2022 7:25:32 AM
            Opening obrindex.dat:
                    C:\ProgramData\OmniBack\server\db80\logfiles\rlog\obrindex.dat -> SUCCEEDED
    
    [Normal] From: OMNIOFFLR@restodrill.trenthyper "Offline Restore"  Time: 11/7/2022 7:25:32 AM
            Scanning obrindex.dat: preparing for restore...
    
    
            Session 2022/11/07-24 selected for restore, backup mode "FULL".
                    DaID: 1667795465
                    DaID: 1667795464
                    DaID: 1667795467
                    DaID: 1667795466
                    DaID: 1667795455
                    DaID: 1667795453
                    DaID: 1667795452
                    DaID: 1667795454
                    DaID: 1667795443
                    DaID: 1667795440
                    DaID: 1667795442
                    DaID: 1667795441
                    DaID: 1667795428
                    DaID: 1667795427
                    DaID: 1667795429
                    DaID: 1667795430
                    DaID: 1667795415
                    DaID: 1667795418
                    DaID: 1667795417
                    DaID: 1667795416
                    DaID: 1667795456
                    DaID: 1667795459
                    DaID: 1667795457
                    DaID: 1667795458
                    DaID: 1667795446
                    DaID: 1667795444
                    DaID: 1667795447
                    DaID: 1667795445
                    DaID: 1667795434
                    DaID: 1667795432
                    DaID: 1667795433
                    DaID: 1667795435
                    DaID: 1667795431
                    DaID: 1667795420
                    DaID: 1667795421
                    DaID: 1667795419
                    DaID: 1667795422
                    DaID: 1667795407
                    DaID: 1667795408
                    DaID: 1667795409
                    DaID: 1667795410
                    DaID: 1667795462
                    DaID: 1667795460
                    DaID: 1667795461
                    DaID: 1667795463
                    DaID: 1667795449
                    DaID: 1667795451
                    DaID: 1667795448
                    DaID: 1667795450
                    DaID: 1667795438
                    DaID: 1667795437
                    DaID: 1667795439
                    DaID: 1667795436
                    DaID: 1667795424
                    DaID: 1667795425
                    DaID: 1667795426
                    DaID: 1667795423
                    DaID: 1667795413
                    DaID: 1667795412
                    DaID: 1667795414
                    DaID: 1667795411
    
    [Normal] From: OMNIOFFLR@restodrill.trenthyper "Offline Restore"  Time: 11/7/2022 7:25:56 AM
            Ready for restore.
    
    I HAVE RENAMED THE db80 as db80_old
    
    PS C:\Windows\system32> omniofflr -idb -force -read C:\IDB_RESTORE\restoreidb.txt
    
    =================================================
    Device options for device No. 0
            Device name  : HP:Ultrium 6-SCSI_5_trebkp
            On host      : trebkp.westsap
            Description  : None
            Policy       : 10
            Type         : 13
            Concurrency  : 32
            Segment size : 0
            DA buffers   : 8
            Block        : 256
            Phys. drives :
                    Tape8:1:0:7:0C
                    5
    
    Media:
            Medium: ID = 156ba8c0:62d4dd49:1974:0001; positioned at: 1073:0.
    
    Object options for objects pending on device No. 0
    
            DAID: 1667795465
            Type: 5
            Name: restodrill.trenthyper:/ IDB
            Overwrite.
    
            Tree: / -> Original location.
    
            DAID: 1667795464
            Type: 5
            Name: restodrill.trenthyper:/ IDB
            Overwrite.
    
            Tree: / -> Original location.
    
            DAID: 1667795467
            Type: 5
            Name: restodrill.trenthyper:/ IDB
            Overwrite.
    
            Tree: / -> Original location.
    
            DAID: 1667795466
            Type: 5
            Name: restodrill.trenthyper:/ IDB
            Overwrite.
    
            Tree: / -> Original location.
    
            DAID: 1667795455
            Type: 5
            Name: restodrill.trenthyper:/ IDB
            Overwrite.
    
            Tree: / -> Original location.
    
            DAID: 1667795453
            Type: 5
            Name: restodrill.trenthyper:/ IDB
            Overwrite.
    
            Tree: / -> Original location.
    
            DAID: 1667795452
            Type: 5
            Name: restodrill.trenthyper:/ IDB
            Overwrite.
    
            Tree: / -> Original location.
    
            DAID: 1667795454
            Type: 5
            Name: restodrill.trenthyper:/ IDB
            Overwrite.
    
            Tree: / -> Original location.
    
            DAID: 1667795443
            Type: 5
            Name: restodrill.trenthyper:/ IDB
            Overwrite.
    
            Tree: / -> Original location.
    
            DAID: 1667795440
            Type: 5
            Name: restodrill.trenthyper:/ IDB
            Overwrite.
    
            Tree: / -> Original location.
    
            DAID: 1667795442
            Type: 5
            Name: restodrill.trenthyper:/ IDB
            Overwrite.
    
            Tree: / -> Original location.
    
            DAID: 1667795441
            Type: 5
            Name: restodrill.trenthyper:/ IDB
            Overwrite.
    
            Tree: / -> Original location.
    
            DAID: 1667795428
            Type: 5
            Name: restodrill.trenthyper:/ IDB
            Overwrite.
    
            Tree: / -> Original location.
    
            DAID: 1667795427
            Type: 5
            Name: restodrill.trenthyper:/ IDB
            Overwrite.
    
            Tree: / -> Original location.
    
            DAID: 1667795429
            Type: 5
            Name: restodrill.trenthyper:/ IDB
            Overwrite.
    
            Tree: / -> Original location.
    
            DAID: 1667795430
            Type: 5
            Name: restodrill.trenthyper:/ IDB
            Overwrite.
    
            Tree: / -> Original location.
    
            DAID: 1667795415
            Type: 5
            Name: restodrill.trenthyper:/ IDB
            Overwrite.
    
            Tree: / -> Original location.
    
            DAID: 1667795418
            Type: 5
            Name: restodrill.trenthyper:/ IDB
            Overwrite.
    
            Tree: / -> Original location.
    
            DAID: 1667795417
            Type: 5
            Name: restodrill.trenthyper:/ IDB
            Overwrite.
    
            Tree: / -> Original location.
    
            DAID: 1667795416
            Type: 5
            Name: restodrill.trenthyper:/ IDB
            Overwrite.
    
            Tree: / -> Original location.
    
    =================================================
    Device options for device No. 1
            Device name  : HP:Ultrium 6-SCSI_3_trebkp
            On host      : trebkp.westsap
            Description  : None
            Policy       : 10
            Type         : 13
            Concurrency  : 32
            Segment size : 0
            DA buffers   : 8
            Block        : 256
            Phys. drives :
                    Tape7:1:0:6:0C
                    3
    
    Media:
            Medium: ID = 156ba8c0:62d4dd98:1974:0006; positioned at: 1463:0.
    
    Object options for objects pending on device No. 1
    
            DAID: 1667795456
            Type: 5
            Name: restodrill.trenthyper:/ IDB
            Overwrite.
    
            Tree: / -> Original location.
    
            DAID: 1667795459
            Type: 5
            Name: restodrill.trenthyper:/ IDB
            Overwrite.
    
            Tree: / -> Original location.
    
            DAID: 1667795457
            Type: 5
            Name: restodrill.trenthyper:/ IDB
            Overwrite.
    
            Tree: / -> Original location.
    
            DAID: 1667795458
            Type: 5
            Name: restodrill.trenthyper:/ IDB
            Overwrite.
    
            Tree: / -> Original location.
    
            DAID: 1667795446
            Type: 5
            Name: restodrill.trenthyper:/ IDB
            Overwrite.
    
            Tree: / -> Original location.
    
            DAID: 1667795444
            Type: 5
            Name: restodrill.trenthyper:/ IDB
            Overwrite.
    
            Tree: / -> Original location.
    
            DAID: 1667795447
            Type: 5
            Name: restodrill.trenthyper:/ IDB
            Overwrite.
    
            Tree: / -> Original location.
    
            DAID: 1667795445
            Type: 5
            Name: restodrill.trenthyper:/ IDB
            Overwrite.
    
            Tree: / -> Original location.
    
            DAID: 1667795434
            Type: 5
            Name: restodrill.trenthyper:/ IDB
            Overwrite.
    
            Tree: / -> Original location.
    
            DAID: 1667795432
            Type: 5
            Name: restodrill.trenthyper:/ IDB
            Overwrite.
    
            Tree: / -> Original location.
    
            DAID: 1667795433
            Type: 5
            Name: restodrill.trenthyper:/ IDB
            Overwrite.
    
            Tree: / -> Original location.
    
            DAID: 1667795435
            Type: 5
            Name: restodrill.trenthyper:/ IDB
            Overwrite.
    
            Tree: / -> Original location.
    
            DAID: 1667795431
            Type: 5
            Name: restodrill.trenthyper:/ IDB
            Overwrite.
    
            Tree: / -> Original location.
    
            DAID: 1667795420
            Type: 5
            Name: restodrill.trenthyper:/ IDB
            Overwrite.
    
            Tree: / -> Original location.
    
            DAID: 1667795421
            Type: 5
            Name: restodrill.trenthyper:/ IDB
            Overwrite.
    
            Tree: / -> Original location.
    
            DAID: 1667795419
            Type: 5
            Name: restodrill.trenthyper:/ IDB
            Overwrite.
    
            Tree: / -> Original location.
    
            DAID: 1667795422
            Type: 5
            Name: restodrill.trenthyper:/ IDB
            Overwrite.
    
            Tree: / -> Original location.
    
            DAID: 1667795407
            Type: 5
            Name: restodrill.trenthyper:/ IDB
            Overwrite.
    
            Tree: / -> Original location.
    
            DAID: 1667795408
            Type: 5
            Name: restodrill.trenthyper:/ IDB
            Overwrite.
    
            Tree: / -> Original location.
    
            DAID: 1667795409
            Type: 5
            Name: restodrill.trenthyper:/ IDB
            Overwrite.
    
            Tree: / -> Original location.
    
            DAID: 1667795410
            Type: 5
            Name: restodrill.trenthyper:/ IDB
            Overwrite.
    
            Tree: / -> Original location.
    
    =================================================
    Device options for device No. 2
            Device name  : HP:Ultrium 6-SCSI_4_trebkp
            On host      : trebkp.westsap
            Description  : None
            Policy       : 10
            Type         : 13
            Concurrency  : 32
            Segment size : 0
            DA buffers   : 8
            Block        : 256
            Phys. drives :
                    Tape1:0:0:4:0C
                    4
    
    Media:
            Medium: ID = 156ba8c0:62d4dd58:1974:0002; positioned at: 1091:0.
    
    Object options for objects pending on device No. 2
    
            DAID: 1667795462
            Type: 5
            Name: restodrill.trenthyper:/ IDB
            Overwrite.
    
            Tree: / -> Original location.
    
            DAID: 1667795460
            Type: 5
            Name: restodrill.trenthyper:/ IDB
            Overwrite.
    
            Tree: / -> Original location.
    
            DAID: 1667795461
            Type: 5
            Name: restodrill.trenthyper:/ IDB
            Overwrite.
    
            Tree: / -> Original location.
    
            DAID: 1667795463
            Type: 5
            Name: restodrill.trenthyper:/ IDB
            Overwrite.
    
            Tree: / -> Original location.
    
            DAID: 1667795449
            Type: 5
            Name: restodrill.trenthyper:/ IDB
            Overwrite.
    
            Tree: / -> Original location.
    
            DAID: 1667795451
            Type: 5
            Name: restodrill.trenthyper:/ IDB
            Overwrite.
    
            Tree: / -> Original location.
    
            DAID: 1667795448
            Type: 5
            Name: restodrill.trenthyper:/ IDB
            Overwrite.
    
            Tree: / -> Original location.
    
            DAID: 1667795450
            Type: 5
            Name: restodrill.trenthyper:/ IDB
            Overwrite.
    
            Tree: / -> Original location.
    
            DAID: 1667795438
            Type: 5
            Name: restodrill.trenthyper:/ IDB
            Overwrite.
    
            Tree: / -> Original location.
    
            DAID: 1667795437
            Type: 5
            Name: restodrill.trenthyper:/ IDB
            Overwrite.
    
            Tree: / -> Original location.
    
            DAID: 1667795439
            Type: 5
            Name: restodrill.trenthyper:/ IDB
            Overwrite.
    
            Tree: / -> Original location.
    
            DAID: 1667795436
            Type: 5
            Name: restodrill.trenthyper:/ IDB
            Overwrite.
    
            Tree: / -> Original location.
    
            DAID: 1667795424
            Type: 5
            Name: restodrill.trenthyper:/ IDB
            Overwrite.
    
            Tree: / -> Original location.
    
            DAID: 1667795425
            Type: 5
            Name: restodrill.trenthyper:/ IDB
            Overwrite.
    
            Tree: / -> Original location.
    
            DAID: 1667795426
            Type: 5
            Name: restodrill.trenthyper:/ IDB
            Overwrite.
    
            Tree: / -> Original location.
    
            DAID: 1667795423
            Type: 5
            Name: restodrill.trenthyper:/ IDB
            Overwrite.
    
            Tree: / -> Original location.
    
            DAID: 1667795413
            Type: 5
            Name: restodrill.trenthyper:/ IDB
            Overwrite.
    
            Tree: / -> Original location.
    
            DAID: 1667795412
            Type: 5
            Name: restodrill.trenthyper:/ IDB
            Overwrite.
    
            Tree: / -> Original location.
    
            DAID: 1667795414
            Type: 5
            Name: restodrill.trenthyper:/ IDB
            Overwrite.
    
            Tree: / -> Original location.
    
            DAID: 1667795411
            Type: 5
            Name: restodrill.trenthyper:/ IDB
            Overwrite.
    
            Tree: / -> Original location.
    
    CONFIRM [Ok, Cancel]:OK
    
    [Normal] From: OMNIOFFLR@restodrill.trenthyper "Offline Restore"  Time: 11/7/2022 7:27:47 AM
            Stopping Cell Server services.
    
            Cell Server services successfully stopped.
    
    [Normal] From: OMNIOFFLR@restodrill.trenthyper "Offline Restore"  Time: 11/7/2022 7:27:47 AM
            Starting Offline Restore...
    
    [Critical] From: OMNIOFFLR@restodrill.trenthyper "Offline Restore"  Time: 11/7/2022 7:27:48 AM
            cannot start RMA process.
    
    PS C:\Windows\system32>

    I have followed the attached steps. I think I have to change the backup server name somewhere. 

  • I have successfully completed the offline restore. Post that I am getting the below port 7116 error. Please suggest on the same.

  • Suggested Answer

    So the restore did complete successfully now?

    But you did not go through the procedure of updating the AppServer configuration and everything I assume!? The following looks pretty complete to me: Perform guided autorecovery - IDB restore and replay archived log files. However, it is assuming that the hostname of the CS did not change. And that is what I would recommend anyway if possible. Obviously that requires that the original host is shutdown after collecting the needed info.


    Koen Verbelen
    Micro Focus Customer Care Specialist
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  • I changed the CS name, but still getting the same error.

    PS C:\Windows\system32> omnidbutil -show_cell_name
    Catalog database owner: "trebkp.westsap"
    PS C:\Windows\system32> omnidbutil -change_cell_name
    Old owner found in CDB is trebkp.westsap.
    New owner determined from configuration should be restodrill.trenthyper.
    Old owner trebkp.westsap owns:
    156 media,
    14 pools,
    3 libraries.
    New owner restodrill.trenthyper owns:
    nothing.
    This action will change ownership of libraries, devices, media pools and media.
    Are you sure [y/n]?y
    Owner has been changed to restodrill.trenthyper in CDB.
    Owner has been changed to restodrill.trenthyper in JCEDB.
    Owner has been changed from trebkp.westsap to restodrill.trenthyper in MMDB for:
    156 media,
    14 pools,
    13 devices,
    3 libraries.
    DONE!
    PS C:\Windows\system32>

  • So that is what I meant: your new server is having a different name, which is complicating things. The IDB recovery assumes you are recovering a crashed cell server and the hostname is unchanged. Do you really need to have a different hostname?

    Also and even more important: did you go through the documented procedure for reconfiguring the Application Server after the IDB restore?


    Koen Verbelen
    Micro Focus Customer Care Specialist
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  • Yes, I need a different host name for the testing cell server, also I followed all the things as per the documents. I am not sure what did I miss.