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Importing backup images that span more than one piece of media, via the command line.
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Phase 1
/usr/openv/netbackup/bin/admincmd/bpimport -create_db_info -id
<mediaid> -server <master_server_hostname> -L <progress_log>
(Optional Email Address)
If browsing for backup images to be imported at Phase 2, use the command:
/usr/openv/netbackup/bin/admincmd/bpimport -PM

Once the backup IDs to import have been chosen, they can be listed in a file referred to as the "Bidfile" for NOTE: Comments entered here will NOT
use in Phase 2. If all the backup images (as given by Phase 1) are required for importing, there is no need for receive support services. If you need
a Bidfile, and the Phase 2 will only require the command bpimport with no options. Symantec Enterprise product support,
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Phase 2
With Bidfile (A filename provided that contains the image Id's
/usr/openv/netbackup/bin/admincmd/bpimport -Bidfile
<filename_with_image_ids> -L <progress_log>

Without Bidfile (assuming all backup images listed by Phase 1 are for import)
/usr/openv/netbackup/bin/admincmd/bpimport

Please note that it may be considered easier to import using the Java GUI rather than command line,
particularly as Phase 2 requires a Bidfile to be created, or that the import may need to use the -backupid
option if importing one backup image at a time is desired.

The bpimport command options may be displayed by the command:


/usr/openv/netbackup/bin/admincmd/bpimport -HELP

For further information on bpimport, see the VERITAS NetBackup (tm) System Administrator's Guides
referenced in the Related Documents section of this TechNote.

Related Documents:

232322: VERITAS NetBackup BusinesServer 3.4 System Administrator's Guide - UNIX.


http://support.veritas.com/docs/232322

232348: VERITAS NetBackup DataCenter 3.4, System Administrator's Guide. UNIX.


http://support.veritas.com/docs/232348

246734: NetBackup BusinesServer 4.5 System Administrator's Guide for UNIX


http://support.veritas.com/docs/246734

246847: NetBackup DataCenter 4.5 System Administrator's Guide for UNIX

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http://support.veritas.com/docs/246847

264250: VERITAS NetBackup (tm) 5.0 System Administrator's Guide, Volume I for UNIX
http://support.veritas.com/docs/264250

278948: Step by step procedure on how to import NetBackup backup images via the NetBackup
Administration Console GUI.
http://support.veritas.com/docs/278948

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