>> 1. If you mean by "version of several generations" as a point-in-time
>> or point-in-log restore, Netbackup doesn't control this . . . onbar
>> does. Netbackup supplies the XBSA libraries to onbar and onbar
>> controls the backup and restore process. Netbackup is "only following
>> orders" ;-).
>> 2. The bplist command is documented on page 593 of the System
>> Administrator's Guide for Netbackup for UNIX, version 4.5. I agree
>> that it has a lot of options, but try this one:
>> /usr/openv/netbackup/bin/bplist -C CLIENT_NAME -t 6 -R /
>> where CLIENT_NAME is from your "/usr/openv/netbackup/bp.conf" file on
>> your AIX client OR in your user informix "$HOME/bp.conf" file. If you
>> can see the images listed, then you should be able to run your restore
>> using the onbar commands. There is a similar bplist command for your
>> NT media / master server. The bplist command just lists the images,
>> and is not directly a part of the backup or restore process.
>> Hope this information helps.
>> Brice Avila
>>> the installation is the following:
>>> AIX 4.3.3
>>> Informix 7.31
>>> NetBackup 4.5 Informix client on AIX machine
>>> NetBackup 4.5 Backup server/Media Server on Windows 2000
>>> The NetBackup documentation says that int htis case the restore has
>>> to be
>>> started from the client (= AIX machine).
>>> Q: How can I select which version of several generations I want to
>>> The NetBackup documentation refers to a "bplist" command and its man
>>> Q: On a client only machine no NetBackup man pages are installed. How
>>> do I
>>> know what the 27 flags of bplist mean?
>>> Has someone a running configuration like this and can give me some
>>> Many thanks in advance and best regards
>>> Helmut Leininger
>>> Bull AG Austria
> Thank you for your response.
> I understand that NetBackup is only executing orders sent by onbar.
> My remaining question now is:
> using bplist, I can see backups from, let's say, Monday, Tuesday,
> ? How do I tell onbar on Friday to restore Monday's backup?
> Regards and thanks
I found it. The option -t in onbar does the trick (somewhat strange to
find out the correct format, but anyway).
Thanks for helping.
Bull AG / Vienna
Open Systems Support
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