This is a doc I found on their site last year - it has the steps of
decommissioning a media server in the solution:


Found on Veritas site 08/07/2009


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Unable to use "nbemmcmd" command to decommission a media server that

with error message: "cannot delete assigned volume (92)".



NetBackup (NBU) 6.5

Master server:HP-UX 11v1

Media server: HP-UX 11v1



Unable to use "nbemmcmd" command: "cannot delete assigned volume (92)".



# /usr/openv/netbackup/bin/admincmd/nbemmcmd -deletehost -machinename

# -machinetype media


NBEMMCMD, Version:6.5

The function returned the following failure status:

cannot delete assigned volume (92).



The steps of Deleting media server:

1.Check and delete storage unit of media server.

2.Check and delete drivers of media server:

/usr/openv/volmgr/bin/vmglob -delete -drive -drvtype hcart3 -serial

231001003335 -name HP.ULTRIUM3-SCSI.001 -devhost bake01

3.Update the media of media server:

#/usr/openv/netbackup/bin/admincmd/bpmedialist -mlist -l -h old_server

show the media assigned to that host)

#/usr/openv/netbackup/bin/admincmd/bpmedia -unfreeze -m xxxxxx

#/usr/openv/netbackup/bin/admincmd/bpmedia -movedb -ev media_ID

old_server -newserver new_server

(move them to a new host)

Add FORCE_RESTORE_MEDIA_SERVER = old_server new_server to Master bp.conf


---Image cannot be saved:

# /usr/openv/netbackup/bin/admincmd/bpexpdate -m xxxxxxx -d 0 -force

---Image need be saved:

(1./usr/openv/netbackup/bin/admincmd/bpmedialist -L -m <mediaID>

(2./usr/openv/netbackup/bin/admincmd/bpimage -newserver <new_hostname>

-oldserver <original_hostname> -id <media_id>

5.Delete media server:

#/usr/openv/netbackup/bin/admincmd/nbemmcmd -deletehost -machinename

-machinetype media


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[] On Behalf Of
Sent: Wednesday, October 13, 2010 10:42 AM
Subject: Re: [Veritas-bu] Restores timing out after retiring a media


Yes, there are docs out there on how to retire a media server.

The big part you missed is that when a media server does a backup it
owns the media.  So any restores are done by that media server.

You either have to change ownership of the tapes, or set up in your
bp.conf to have another media server do any requests for the old one.

(but with the new page for looking up docs I cannot find it)


[] On Behalf Of BeDour,
Sent: Wednesday, October 13, 2010 9:01 AM
Subject: [Veritas-bu] Restores timing out after retiring a media server



Our environment, HP-UX 11-31 currently running one master / media server
on NetBackup 6.5.2.  We are running mostly unix / Linux backups and a
couple windows b/u's thrown in for good measure.

We were running with a master and a media server and have retired the
media server.  I have changed all the policies to use the master as the
media server and am having no problems with backups.  The problem is
when I try to restore something that was backed up when we had the
separate media server.  For the Source Client in the restore gui, if I
don't point to the old media server, I don't see the files that I need
to restore.  If I point to the old media server, I see everything I need
but because the machine is down, the restore times out.  

Did I miss something in the process of retiring the media server that is
causing this?  Anyone have any ideas / suggestions?

Thanks in advance....

Wayne BeDour

Unix System Administrator

PH: 248-447-1739


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