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Restore data backed up with older version of Data Protector (v6.11)

Hi,

has someone experience with or knowledge if its possible to use DP v10 to restore data that based backed up with a quite old version of DP (in this case 6.11)?

 

thanks,

Peter

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Micro Focus Expert
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Re: Restore data backed up with older version of Data Protector (v6.11)

Hi

Yes that is possible, import tape and you must be able to restore data.

Best Regards

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Micro Focus Expert
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Re: Restore data backed up with older version of Data Protector (v6.11)

I have just done it with DP 9 but the procedure is the same with DP 10.

  1. If you still have available DP 6.11 cell manager where data is coming from, select the tape drive and from action menu choose export catalog to file.
  2. Copy the catalog file from DP 6.11 cell manager to the new DP 10 cell mamanger
  3. on DP 10 cell manager in device and media context select import catalog from mcf file
  4. insert the tape to the library connected to DP 10 cell manager and execute the needed restore

If you do not have the old DP 6.11 cell manager available you need to:

  1. insert the old DP 6.11 tape into the library connected to DP 10
  2. execute an import tape action
  3. restore needed data

Kind regards,

 

 

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Micro Focus Expert
Micro Focus Expert

Re: Restore data backed up with older version of Data Protector (v6.11)

Hi,

Yes, that's all correct. Just to be sure, it's all correct as long as the backups were made in the OB2 tape format. In other words, a "regular" backup rather than NDMP. These were the 2 choices at the time. I'm assuming your backups are not in NDMP format as this was not mentioned. If they would be in NDMP format then there may be complications getting the tapes imported and support may be needed.

Koen

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