In article EADR with Windows 2008 R2 I described how to use Data Protector EADR for a Windows 2008 R2 server. I also described in former articles that you should be prepared when your Cell Server crashs. To be able to do EADR for your Cell Server I wrote a small script, which allows you to create the needed ISO file, which can be used to recover your Cell Server to the latest state. The Batch file can be downloaded below. The script will be implemented as Post-exec script in the backup of the IDB (for settings see below), in the configured path the ISO will be generated, including the information for the used media during the backup. All stuff within this article is valid for a Cell Manager on Windows 2008 R2. It is recommended to test that solution at least once. You may use a imaging tool to
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.
In the past I often informed about the free EADR feature in Data Protector to recover clients and cell server. The last time I wrote an article in 2014 including two small scripts to get things prepared and automated – see https://www.data-protector.org/wordpress/2014/04/eadr-cell-server-dp-8-1x-windows-2012-r2/. However, the batch files got broken due to changes for omniiso and so it was time to fix this problem, providing new batches and delivering a complete picture of disaster recovery for Data Protector Cell Manager. Get inspired for your choice of disaster recovery; the new batches can be found at the end of this article. All content applies to Cell manager running on Windows with current Data Protector version 9.06 Preparation: Plan the required steps Consider which Media Agents and devices to be used in case you need to execute EADR Select the desired DR method Document the media where IDB (backup Cell Manager) was written to.
In older articles I often wrote about Bare Metal Recovery, a feature included in Data Protector without any additional costs and called Enhanced Automated Disaster Recovery (EADR) – see https://www.data-protector.org/wordpress/?s=eadr. To recover the Cell Server (see link) I always told to use tape devices with a block size of 64K. With Data Protector 9.0X and Windows 2008 / Windows 2012 this is no longer required, the limitation is no longer listed in the Data Protector handbooks. Sebastian Köhler (see http://www.syncer.de) has tested EADR for a Cell Server with a higher block size. He made the tests with SAS / FC libraries, StoreOnce and file libraries. So, you no longer need separate tape drives to backup your Cell Server, this makes the administration more easier. And an additional comment from Sebastian, the parameter -anyobj for the command omniiso is back and available with Data Protector 9.0X. For additional details, please review
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