Is the 7.5 environment a new server?
If it is then you could do a catalog recovery in the new 7.5, if not then the 
easiest would be to:
1) Assigned/move all the long term media/images to the 7.1 master server
2) Decommission any media server in the 7.1 system if there are any 
3) Create a new small partition on the I6000 with one drive assigned to it
4) Attached the 7.1 master to the new partition, configure NBU, make sure you 
can view and read the old media
5) Keep the 7.1 system online until all images expire then get rid of it 
 

Efrain Vargas, ITIL V3, SCS
Sys Cslt-Sys Anly & Prog, Platform Engineering | Storage and Data Protection



-----Original Message-----
From: Vargas, Efrain 
Sent: Friday, June 06, 2014 1:42 PM
To: 'Bahnmiller, Bryan E.'; VERITAS-BU@MAILMAN.ENG.AUBURN.EDU
Subject: RE: [Veritas-bu] Need to move tape images from 7.1 master to 7.5 master

Is the 7.5 environment a new server?
If it is then you could do a catalog recovery in the new 7.5, if not then the 
easiest would be to:
1) Assigned/move all the long term media/images to the 7.1 master server
2) Decommission any media server in the 7.1 system if there are any 
3) Create a new small partition on the I6000 with one drive assigned to it
4) Attached the 7.1 master to the new partition, configure NBU, make sure you 
can view and read the old media
5) Keep the 7.1 system online until all images expire then get rid of it 
 


Efrain Vargas, ITIL V3, SCS
Sys Cslt-Sys Anly & Prog, Platform Engineering | Storage and Data Protection

-----Original Message-----
From: Bahnmiller, Bryan E. [mailto:bbahnmil...@dtcc.com] 
Sent: Friday, June 06, 2014 12:10 PM
To: VERITAS-BU@MAILMAN.ENG.AUBURN.EDU
Subject: Re: [Veritas-bu] Need to move tape images from 7.1 master to 7.5 master

We've faced a similar issue too.  You could duplicate the tape backups to a new 
DataDomain storage unit, and then do the import of the disk images on that 
storage unit (mtree.) That is a bit faster than tape imports, but it still 
takes time.

We have 10 year retention backups that we have to maintain from an old 6.5 
environment. We will upgrade the old environment to 7.6 eventually, but we will 
let it die on the vine. The catalog is almost 2TB - I sure as heck don't want 
to import all those tape images.

The only limitation with AIR is that it will only work with new backups. The 
images are replicated to another NetBackup master server, but only as part of 
the backup process using SLP's. I am not aware of any AIR feature (today) that 
will allow you to import existing images. I could be wrong...

I would think that Symantec is eventually going to expand the AIR type 
features, so that you can move existing images to a different NetBackup master. 
That would only make sense. (It would also let me move those 10 year retentions 
so I don't have to keep that other hardware around.) But for today, you have to 
plan with the existing features.

        Bryan

ps. You can even partition the i500's.

-----Original Message-----
From: veritas-bu-boun...@mailman.eng.auburn.edu 
[mailto:veritas-bu-boun...@mailman.eng.auburn.edu] On Behalf Of Lightner, Jeff
Sent: Friday, June 06, 2014 10:22 AM
To: VERITAS-BU@MAILMAN.ENG.AUBURN.EDU
Subject: Re: [Veritas-bu] Need to move tape images from 7.1 master to 7.5 master

We have the scalar i6000 and it IS partitionable.  Not sure which one the OP 
has.

Curious - What is "AIR" and how does it avoid the 2 stage import from one 
master to another?




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From: veritas-bu-boun...@mailman.eng.auburn.edu 
[mailto:veritas-bu-boun...@mailman.eng.auburn.edu] On Behalf Of tburrell
Sent: Friday, June 06, 2014 11:20 AM
To: VERITAS-BU@MAILMAN.ENG.AUBURN.EDU
Subject: [Veritas-bu] Need to move tape images from 7.1 master to 7.5 master

"...I now have the need to move the remaining tape images from the 7.1 catalog 
to the 7.5 catalog."

If you can partition the Scalar (sorry- not familiar with that hardware) you 
could look into doing an AIR- which would mean copying the images too. Almost 
as annoying as re-scanning the tapes, but maybe a little less labor-intensive 
depending on your setup.

Otherwise you are into Symantec Professional Services territory. Outside of AIR 
there is no supported way for customers to merge two catalogs. I've recently 
looked into this as well, and its just not supported.

Not to say someone out there couldn't give you a home-baked method- but don't 
ask Symantec to help you out if things go sideways there. You have to pay 
Symantec to do the merge.

Tom Burrell

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