Sunday, December 8, 2013


I would like to show how to test clone restore.

First select the which data backup you want to restore.

recover -c "Source host name" -R "Destination host name" -iR

check version of all save set. i.e you select the C:\ drive save set.(12/04/2013)

Note the C:\ drive backup date from version command.

add the files and check volume. It will show the local AFTD volume.

Note the volume name

Then check clone data with mminfo command

go to >>>> backup server NMC >>>Media >>>>Disk Volume >>> select the noted volume name.

Right click and select show save set.

Select that particular C:\ drive save set and change it mode to normal to Suspect.

Then run again recover command same as above.

check version again

Your selected C:\ drive version Showing different AFTD and it will cloned AFTD for (12/04/2013).

change time

add that particular files.

check volumes and you will get different AFTD volumes.

then try to restore data from clone AFTD

Sunday, December 1, 2013

Tech Tip : NMC view save

Often we face trouble while setting the layout, positions and sizes of sub-windows inside a particular window in NetWorker Management Console (NMC) as, sometimes, they tend to revert back to the default layout the next time that particular window is opened. Following is a quick tip to help save your view settings so that you don’t need to change it as per your preference each time you open an NMC window:

1. Open only one instance of NMC and then open the window you wish to set your layout on.
2. Arrange the sub-windows inside it as you prefer. The below is a sample screenshot which shows the positions and sizes of the Groups, Alerts and Sessions sub-windows.
3. Often, after the layout is set, merely closing the window using the X button on the top right corner 
    of the window saves the view settings. In case it doesn’t, set the layouts again and close the 
    window by double-clicking on the program icon on the top left corner of the window’s title bar.

4. Try opening the same or any similar window again, you will see that your view settings have been 

5. This trick is also applicable while saving the layout of NetWorker’s console window.

Networker installation on Windows OS:

Networker installation on Windows OS:


You must install the Console server software on one computer in your datazone to

manage the NetWorker server. Only one installation of the Console server is required

to manage multiple NetWorker servers.


To install the Console:


Ø  In the Welcome to NetWorker Management Console Installation page, click



Ø  In the Customer Information page, fill in the appropriate information and click next


Ø  In the Installation Required JRE page, if you have not installed the JRE version

or 1.5.0 software, install it now and then click Next. The JRE is required to

run the Console reporting function:


Ø  Select Install Java 2 Runtime Environment, SE v1.5.0_11 to install the JRE

version 1.5 software.


Ø  Select Skip JRE installation to continue the installation without installing the

             JRE. You are prompted to install the JRE when you first access the Console

            interface. This disables the command line reporting feature.


Ø  In the Product Setup page:


a.       To install the software in the default directory, click Next.

b.      To install the software in a different directory, click Change and navigate to or  type a new destination.


Note: The estimated disk space required for the Console components is 270 MB.

If the Setup wizard detects that there is insufficient disk space to install the software, another dialog box appears listing the system’s local drives, and highlighting the drive with insufficient disk space. The list also displays disk size, available space, and required space, which allows the selection of an appropriate drive on which to continue the installation.



Ø  In the Configuration Options page, indicate the Database Destination path, the

            IP port numbers to use for the embedded HTTP server, and the Client Service




Ø  To change the default database path, select Change.


Ø  To use the default port numbers, type 9000 for the HTTP server and 9001 for

Ø  The Client Service port.


Ø  To use different port numbers, type the new port numbers (between 1024 and

Ø  49151).


Note: Port 2638 is reserved by the Console software as it uses the TDS protocol to

communicate with the database. Port 9002 is the preferred port for EMC Backup Advisor




Ø  Review the information in the Product Configuration Summary page and click


Ø  In the Ready to Install the Program page, click Install.


§  Click the check box (the default is selected) to launch the client in the default

            browser immediately after exiting the InstallShield Wizard.


§  Click Finish to exit the InstallShield Wizard.

            When the installation is complete, the NetWorker Management Console Setup

            Completed page appears. The box shows where the install.log file and gstd.log

            file can be viewed. It also gives the browser URL to use to start the Console

            software from any desktop.


Ø  8. If the Console server and the NetWorker server are installed on separate hosts,

            you must add the Console administrator to the administrator lists of the

            monitored NetWorker server. This enables the Console administrator to

            administer and monitor the target NetWorker server.


On the NetWorker server:


§  Specify the process owner of the Console daemon process depending on

            which host contains the Console server:


– If on a Microsoft Windows host, type:

nsraddadmin -u "user=SYSTEM, host=console_host"


– If on a AIX, HP-UX, Linux or Solaris only host, type:

nsraddadmin -u "user=root, host=console_host"


§  Specify the Console administrator user:

nsraddadmin -u "user=administrator, host=console_host"

Where console_host is the Console server hostname.

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