08-09-2010 06:44 AM
is anybody able to restore a backup of a DCFM Enterprise Server? A Customer tried it and I tried it too, but no success.
When I type in the directory (C:\Backup\Backup\) the error message is:
"There is no data to restore in this directory"
The directory: C:\Backup\Backup>dir
Volume in drive C has no label.
Volume Serial Number is C463-6F25
Directory of C:\Backup\Backup
09.08.2010 09:16 <DIR> .
09.08.2010 09:16 <DIR> ..
09.08.2010 09:16 241 BACKUP.MANIFEST
09.08.2010 09:16 <DIR> cimom
09.08.2010 09:16 <DIR> conf
09.08.2010 09:16 <DIR> databases
1 File(s) 241 bytes
5 Dir(s) 5.176.762.368 bytes free
If I tell the SMC to restore from the "BACKUP.MANIFEST" File (C:\Backup\Backup\BACKUP.MANIFEST) the error message is:
"The specified file is invalid"
I made a manual backup some some minutes before. The Version ist 10.4.2 (Brocade Version) or a 10.4.1 at the customer.
Has anybody an idea whats wrong?
08-09-2010 12:08 PM
does this matter? The DCFM is installed on a Windows Server 2003. All Settings are on default values. Nothing special.
The Installation path should be "C:\Programme\DCFM 10.4.2\" (german Windows) or maybe "C:\Program Files\DCFM 10.4.2" (english Windows)
I wonder why the backup (taken some Minutes ago) is not valid or not "visible" for the Sever Managment Console.
08-10-2010 06:51 AM
The problem still exists.
The customer has migrated his DCFM Server from a VM to a real maschine. We also attached a second Disk to the Windows Server (D:) and installed the DCFM into D:\Program Files\DCFM 10.4.1. Installation an migration was smooth and without any errors.
By the way, the suggestion or Default Folder of DCFM was "C:\Program Files\...".
BUT: The Backup runs still successfully and the restore fails.
The DCFM is installed in "D:\Program Files\DCFM 10.4.1" and the Backup's are places on "D:\Backup". When I try to restore the Error Message is still the same.
09-17-2010 03:15 AM
Hi all, if anybody has the same problem here's the answer:
But first: It does not depend where DCFM is installed. The recommendation is not too use the same volume for backup and installation. And there is a recommendation not to install the DCFM Software on C: (Windows)
When you configure the Backup for the DCFM you must type in a path where the Backup-Data should be placed. For example "D:\". The DCFM will create a folder called "Backup". Now, if you want to restore, open the "Server Management Console", stop the Services go to "Restore" and type in "D:\" and not "D:\Backup". DCFM will find the "Backup"-folder and restore the data.
I'ts a little bit strange and there's no document which describes the restore process.