Import NetBackup images via the command prompt

– NetBackup 7, Server 2008 R2

Ran into an issue where our old backup server was no longer operational and we had to create a new NetBackup server along with upgrading the version.  Had to recall all our tapes to import them into the catalog.  Here is what needed to be done for each tape to import them.

Phase 1:

– Open the cmd prompt and change your directory to Program FilesVeritasNetBackupBinadmincmd

Type in bpimport -create_db_info -id <media id> -server <master_server_hostname> -L <location of log file>

– You can check the status of this phase on the Activity Monitor

Phase 2

– Open the cmd prompt and change your directory to Program FilesVeritasNetBackupbinadmincmd

Type in bpimport -id <media id> -s <start date> -e <end date> -L <location of log file>

You can check the status of this phase on the Activity Monitor

Thats it.  Once both phases are completed your done.


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