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copying tapes from CM to another CM

I'd like to copy several LTO tapes from a cell manager to another cell manager so that they show in both. Which is the best and most secure way ? Thanks
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Re: copying tapes from CM to another CM

Hi,

 

There are 3 ways,

1. remove the tapes from the library and enter them in the library that belong to the other cell manager and import the tapes.

2. drop the database on on cell manager and mount it on the other cell manager, than you can have identical databases on both servers.

3. install a mom server and transport the database to the mom server.

this allows you to share tape, backup, and catalog database ove more than one server.

 

Personally i would go for option 3, wich is the most flexible and the most secure, but you need extra licences.

 

Dany

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Re: copying tapes from CM to another CM

You could use the fast export/fast import option available since DP 6.11 to make a foreign media known by a different CM including all detail information about backed up sessions/objects. Using this process the catalog information for a specific tape is written from source CM to a file which can be imported in minutes on the destination CM.

Regards,
Sebastian

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Re: copying tapes from CM to another CM

Hi Francesco,

 

MoM won't do what you're looking for as the catalogs are not shared between cell managers. The MoM Centralised Media Management database simply reserves the media for a particular cell, the other cell managers in the MoM environment will not know what is on the media or be able to restore from them without importing the catalogs.

 

The best way to do this is as Sebastian suggests and use the import/export of mcf files functionality. If you go to your DP Help Topics and search for "Copying the Catalog Media Data to the MCF File" and "Importing the Catalog Media Data from the MCF Files " you will get instructions on how to do this. If the media contains a lot of catalogs you might want to think about setting the EnableMCFCompression variable in the global options file to 1.

 

If you would rather do this from the command line and not the GUI then the commands you need are:

omnimm -copy_to_mcf

omnimm -import_from_mcf

 

Remember that although this will import the catalogs for the media to the 2nd cell it will not import the backup session messages.

 

regards,
jenni

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