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Re: Cluster backup ideas



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Be careful when and where you restore databases with replica ID's.  I have 
had instances where the system located the restored database and sync'd 
them, not with good resultes.

Richard A. Frye
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Gotcha... restore the DBs to the backup server from the main server's save
(same replica ids), right?  That would be another option, I guess...

When we do a monthly test, we leave the main server down for a day and
generally see things replicate back pretty quickly... I just want make 
sure
this would hold true after a restore from an earlier backup.


 
             Chris Whisonant 
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I was thinking you could restore what you needed to the backup from the
primary that's saved nightly.

The analysis tools checks for replica existence, consistent ACL, etc...

Chris Whisonant
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domino400-bounces+chris.whisonant=comporium.com@xxxxxxxxxxxx wrote on
08/17/2005 09:06:01 AM:

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> Agreed, but the backup server isn't getting the IFS saved nighly.
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> Refresh me on what the cluster analysis tool does... I think I ran it
when
> setting things up initially...
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> That sounds pretty good, though it may be better to restore from the
> nightly IFS saves (IMHO).
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> Just also wondering if you have run the Cluster Analysis tool?
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> Chris Whisonant
> Comporium
> Senior Mid-Range Systems Administrator
> IBM eServer Certified Systems Expert - iSeries Technical Solutions V5R2
> IBM Certified System Administrator - Lotus Notes and Domino 6/6.5
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> domino400-bounces+chris.whisonant=comporium.com@xxxxxxxxxxxx wrote on
> 08/17/2005 08:58:05 AM:
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> > We are running a cluster with 2 Domino servers on 2 separate AS/400s.
> One
> > Domino server is our 'main' server and is used for mail and a few
apps.
> > The other Domino server is our 'backup' server and is left as
restricted
> to
> > the users unless we are switched to it on a monthly test, etc.  All
mail
> > and application databases are replicated in the cluster. Configuration
> > changes for the servers are VERY rare.
> >
> >
> > Our current backup strategy is:
> >
> > -Both AS/400s are saved with an Option 21 full system backup once per
> month
> >
> > -The main Domino server is shut down each night and saved with a SAV
> > command against the entire IFS (we check the results and are only
> missing
> > some Websphere logs, etc.  In other words, Domino is getting saved
> fully).
> >
> > -The backup Domino server runs continually and is not backed up on a
> daily
> > basis.
> >
> >
> >
> > Now that we're up and running well on this cluster and switchovers are
> > working well, I want to verify that this scenario should work well
> enough.
> > We are very comfortable with being able to restore the main Domino
> server
> > from the nightly backup.  We are thinking that we would restore the
> backup
> > Domino server from the monthly Option 21 and let the cluster get
things
> > repopulated in the backup Domino server's databases.
> >
> > Is this a valid strategy?
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