Veritas NetBackup™ Deduplication Guide
- Introducing the NetBackup media server deduplication option
- Planning your deployment
- About MSDP storage and connectivity requirements
- About NetBackup media server deduplication
- About NetBackup Client Direct deduplication
- About MSDP remote office client deduplication
- About MSDP performance
- MSDP deployment best practices
- Provisioning the storage
- Licensing deduplication
- Configuring deduplication
- Configuring the Deduplication Multi-Threaded Agent behavior
- Configuring the MSDP fingerprint cache behavior
- Configuring MSDP fingerprint cache seeding on the storage server
- Configuring a storage server for a Media Server Deduplication Pool
- Configuring a disk pool for deduplication
- Configuring a Media Server Deduplication Pool storage unit
- About MSDP optimized duplication within the same domain
- Configuring MSDP optimized duplication within the same NetBackup domain
- Configuring MSDP replication to a different NetBackup domain
- About NetBackup Auto Image Replication
- Configuring a target for MSDP replication to a remote domain
- Creating a storage lifecycle policy
- Resilient Network properties
- Editing the MSDP pd.conf file
- About protecting the MSDP catalog
- Configuring an MSDP catalog backup
- Configuring deduplication to the cloud with NetBackup CloudCatalyst
- Using NetBackup CloudCatalyst to upload deduplicated data to the cloud
- Configuring a CloudCatalyst storage server for deduplication to the cloud
- Monitoring deduplication activity
- Viewing MSDP job details
- Managing deduplication
- Managing MSDP servers
- Managing NetBackup Deduplication Engine credentials
- Managing Media Server Deduplication Pools
- Changing a Media Server Deduplication Pool properties
- Configuring MSDP data integrity checking behavior
- About MSDP storage rebasing
- Managing MSDP servers
- Recovering MSDP
- Replacing MSDP hosts
- Uninstalling MSDP
- Deduplication architecture
- About unified logging
- About legacy logging
- Troubleshooting MSDP installation issues
- Troubleshooting MSDP configuration issues
- Troubleshooting MSDP operational issues
- Troubleshooting CloudCatalyst issues
- CloudCatalyst logs
- Problems encountered while using the Cloud Storage Server Configuration Wizard
- Disk pool problems
- Problems during cloud storage server configuration
- CloudCatalyst troubleshooting tools
- Appendix A. Migrating to MSDP storage
Recovering from an MSDP storage server disk failure
If recovery mechanisms do not protect the disk on which the NetBackup software resides, the deduplication storage server configuration is lost if the disk fails. This topic describes how to recover from a system disk or program disk failure where the disk was not backed up.
This procedure describes recovery of the disk on which the NetBackup media server software resides not the disk on which the deduplicated data resides. The disk may or may not be the system boot disk.
After recovery, your NetBackup deduplication environment should function normally. Any valid backup images on the deduplication storage should be available for restores.
Veritas recommends that you use NetBackup to protect the deduplication storage server system or program disks. You then can use NetBackup to restore that media server if the disk on which NetBackup resides fails and you have to replace it.
Table: Process to recover from media server disk failure
Replace the disk.
If the disk is a system boot disk, also install the operating system.
See the hardware vendor and operating system documentation.
Mount the storage.
Ensure that the storage and database are mounted at the same locations.
See the storage vendor's documentation.
Install and license the NetBackup media server software.
See NetBackup Installation Guide for UNIX and Windows:
Delete the deduplication host configuration file
Each load balancing server contains a deduplication host configuration file. If you use load balancing servers, delete the deduplication host configuration file from those servers.
Delete the credentials on deduplication servers
If you have load balancing servers, delete the NetBackup Deduplication Engine credentials on those media servers.
Add the credentials to the storage server
Add the NetBackup Deduplication Engine credentials to the storage server.
Get a configuration file template
If you did not save a storage server configuration file before the disk failure, get a template configuration file.
Edit the configuration file
Configure the storage server
Configure the storage server by uploading the configuration from the file you edited.
Add load balancing servers
If you use load balancing servers in your environment, add them to your configuration.