Tag Archive: Data Protector

May 31

HPE Data Protector A.09.00: Patch release history

Hewlett Packard Enterprise just released the all-new GR patches for Data Protector A.09.09 and I’ve just updated my release history slide to reflect that change. As usual the GR patches contain bug fixes and only a few minor enhancements. Here is a quick list of additions in the release: Firewall-friendly operation (reduce TCP port usage, not …

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Mar 30

Resolving FilterListenerService installation issue

You may run into this non-critical issue during upgrade to Data Protector A.09.09 on Windows Cell Managers in case to the installation was done to a non-default path, e.g O:\Omniback and the VEPA integration is also installed. Error: could not locate INF file ‘C:\Program Files\Omniback\bin\HPEDpHsm.inf’ is displayed during the patch bundle setup High CPU load caused …

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Aug 19

Tape drive performance with MTWEOFI on Linux

Physical tape drives are a precious resource in today’s fast growing data centers. If you’re running backups or copies to physical tape drives performance is key. I did some research on this topic based on a customer request. They reported that backups on Windows clients where much faster compared to Linux clients when writing directly …

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Feb 28

Resolve Cell Manager installation failures on RHEL7

Starting with Data Protector A.09.05 Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.0 and 7.1 is now a supported Cell Manager platform. But running the regular installation procedure on a fresh RHEL 7.1 system does not work, even with all requirements met. [root@linux ~]# cat /etc/redhat-release Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server release 7.1 (Maipo) [root@linux ~]# uname -a Linux jetlnx01.godyo.int …

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Sep 05

VMware Power On from 3PAR ZDB

This post will guide you through the basic configuration, backup and restore (Power On/Live Migrate) for VEAgent backups (VMware) hosted on 3PAR storage systems. This functionality has been introduced with Data Protector A.09.04 (b104). While this guide is considered as a good starting point you should also check the ZDBAdmin.pdf and ZDBIntegration.pdf for complete documentation, list of limitations and troubleshooting procedures. Storage integration …

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Jun 11

List non-migrated DCBFs

If you need to deal with non-migrated DCBFs after an upgrade to Data Protector 8 or later, you might find this SQL query useful. It will display all non-migrated DCBFs (dcbf_version = -1) with references in the IDB. Don’t remove the old catalog using perl omnimigrate.pl -remove_old_catalog before all v1 DCBFs have been successfully migrated to v2. The migration …

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May 28

Clustered Cell Manager requires omnirc parameter

I just stumbled across an issue introduced with Data Protector A.08.00 and the new PostgreSQL database on clustered Cell Managers running on Linux and HP-UX. It’s related to restoration of IDB configuration files back to the shared disk. As you might know, parts of the Data Protector installation are stored on shared disk for a clustered configuration. The directory structure remains the same, but symlinks …

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May 10

Clean up after Data Protector IDB restore

IDB restore with Data Protector 8 and later is really straight forward. It allows a much more granular recovery than in previous versions, since it’s done using a fully featured module instead of a file system hot-backup. You’re able to restore the IDB (PostgreSQL database) including log file recovery, DCBF files and configuration files individually or all together …

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May 09

Re-initialize Data Protector IDB (PostgreSQL)

This post will show you how to re-initialize the Internal Database of Data Protector 8 or later to start from scratch without the need for re-installation. This was quite simple on previous versions and needs to be adjusted for the new PostgreSQL database and JBoss application server. These instructions will work on Linux and HP-UX. If I find a proper …

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May 07

Failed to open Data Protector GUI: Internal Error

I just came across a strange Data Protector User Interface error. After a fresh installation the DP GUI reported the following error during first start. Internal Error Non-recoverable error: (0) Failed to initialize the working environment. System error: Unknown The debug.log created in the home directory of the user had the following error in it …

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