Are there many good reasons to change from Data Protector on Unix to a different operating system? I do not know many… However, there are customers required to do this step and to migrate to Windows or Linux; often combined with a upgrade to the current version of Data Protector. And here the story starts: there is no path for migration available. The reason is simple, the DCBF folders are not compatible between Unix and Windows nor is there a chance to do an export and import of the internal database. The DCBF folders on HP-UX are stored in big-endian format and on Linux in little-endian format and there is no tool for translation available. What the difference is can be search at your favorite search engine. The article is somehow larger than usual, you’ll need 30 minutes to work through, the article is addressed to experts. At the end of this article you’ll find the link to the export and import
Please find below all available downloads from this blog. BRICK – Backup Related Information Collector and Keeper – Version 2.0 https://www.data-protector.org/wordpress/?s=BRICK EADR for Cell Server – DP 9.06 on Windows 2012 R2 https://www.data-protector.org/wordpress/2016/05/prepare-and-execute-eadr-cell-server-on-windows-2012-r2-data-protector-9-06/ Data Protector Best Practice Guide https://www.data-protector.org/wordpress/?s=best+practice+guide BRICK – Backup Related Information Collector and Keeper – Version 1.20 (Pre 1.10 versions removed) https://www.data-protector.org/wordpress/?s=BRICK OMNILISTFREEDEVS – lists free devices www.data-protector.org/wordpress/?s=OMNILISTFREEDEVS OMNISPEED v2.00 HP-UX / Linux / Windows https://www.data-protector.org/wordpress/2014/03/omnispeed-2-0-data-protector-8-xx-hp-ux-linux-windows/ EADR for Cell Server – DP 8.1X on Windows 2012 R2 https://www.data-protector.org/wordpress/2014/04/eadr-cell-server-dp-8-1x-windows-2012-r2 OMNISPEED – average speed and current speed of running and completed sessions https://www.data-protector.org/wordpress/?s=OMNISPEED+average+speed+and+current+speed Simple Media Vaulting / Off-Site Tape Vaulting https://www.data-protector.org/wordpress/?s=Simple+Media+Vaulting Data Protector 6.2 Scheduler https://www.data-protector.org/wordpress/?s=Data+Protector+6.2+Scheduler Data Protector Migration Unix to other OS https://www.data-protector.org/wordpress/?s=Data+Protector+Migration+Unix+to+other+OS Recover Cell Server with Enhanced Automated Disaster Recovery https://www.data-protector.org/wordpress/?s=Recover+Cell+Server+with+Enhanced+Automated+Disaster+Recovery SaveDevices – omnidownload https://www.data-protector.org/wordpress/?s=SaveDevices+-+omnidownload SaveINSEvent4624 – Something Completely Different https://www.data-protector.org/wordpress/?s=SaveINSEvent4624+-+Something+Completely+Different omnircsync.pl https://www.data-protector.org/wordpress/?=somnircsync.pl Please note: the count of downloads is based on analysis since June 2012.
The migration of the internal database to new hardware or to a new Microsoft Windows operating system was no big deal in the past and before the release of Data Protector 8.xx. With the introduction of PostgreSQL as the new internal database this has been changed and several steps are necessary in order to perform a successful migration. The following is a guide that enables you doing a migration to new hardware, or, for example, the move from Windows 2008 R2 to Windows 2012 R2. For a successful migration, some requirements must be met; furthermore the migration is dependent on various conditions. For the listed instructions no guarantee can be given and it is recommended to perform the migration with an HP partner. For the elaborate article I would be glad to receive some donations. Prerequisites and conditions: The command omnidbcheck -extended shows no errors. For Data Protector version 8.10