6 Replies Latest reply: Feb 12, 2013 11:31 AM by ASHWINPAWARTESL RSS

OSSV realationship

FLEXPODSTORAGE
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I had ossv running on a windows 2003 box for a few months, then the site admin decided to uninstall the ossv software. Now after re-installing I cannot get the windows machine to snapvault. When I do a snapvault status on the Windows machine there are no destinations defined. I am new to this product and was wondering if this can be easily repaired. BTW we are using DFM.

  • Re: OSSV realationship
    ASHWINPAWARTESL
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    I am not an expert on OSSV, You can try these steps and see if it helps your situation.

    The Open Systems SnapVault database consists of a set of files that contain information about the Open Systems SnapVault relationship between a primary and a secondary storage system.

    OSSV agent database backup file :
    The database files for an Open Systems SnapVault relationship on the primary storage system are compressed and backed up as a file named .OSSV_DATABASE_BACKUP.

    If a file named .OSSV_DATABASE_BACKUP already exists in the directory being backed up, the second and subsequent files to be created follow the naming convention .OSSV_DATABASE_BACKUP_x, where x is an integer used to uniquely identify each file.

    Restore (OSSV agent database ):
    You can restore the database file by using the snapvault restore command; however, you must include the file name .OSSV_DATABASE_BACKUP in the command.


    Example:
    To restore the database from a secondary storage system called f840 to a directory \temp\database on the primary storage system, enter the following command:

    D:\Program Files\netapp\snapvault\bin>snapvault restore - S f840:/vol/vol0/rel5/.OSSV_DATABASE_BACKUP D:\temp\database


    Resynchronize:
    Starting with Open Systems SnapVault 2.2, you can use the snapvault start -r command to resynchronize a relationship without having to reinitialize it.

    1  Log in to the secondary storage system.

    2  On the console, enter the following command to resynchronize a SnapVault relationship:

    filer>snapvault start -r -S prim_host:dirpath /vol/sec_vol/sec_tree
    filer>snapvault start -r -S melzhost:C:\melzdir /vol/sv_vol/tree_melz

    https://library.netapp.com/ecmdocs/ECMM1278863/html/install/manage3.htm

    • Re: OSSV realationship
      FLEXPODSTORAGE
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      I tried to perform the steps aboe however when I attempt the restore of the database I get the error:

       

      Have not been supplied a valid absolute restore path

      Restore Operation Failed

      Error performing restore. Check snapvault log

       

      I do not know what I am typing wrong for the destination. According to the documentation I should be able to supply any path to restore to so I am entering E:\restore by I have tried everything,

       

      Any ideas?

    • Re: OSSV realationship
      FLEXPODSTORAGE
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      This did it once I figured out the syntax for the database file restore.

      • Re: OSSV realationship
        ASHWINPAWARTESL
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        Good. So it looks like you figured it out. Can you share with us, what did you do exactly to get it working. Thanks.

        • Re: OSSV realationship
          FLEXPODSTORAGE
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          So I did exactly what you suggested and where I ran into an issue was command syntax. I had to put in the primary's backup volume and provide a file name as well. So let say I am using snapvault to backup e:\ the syntax I needed to restore the OSSV database was as follows:

           

          C:\Program Files\netapp\snapvault\bin>snapvault restore -S filer:<PATH TO SECONDARY QTREE>/.OSSV_DATABASE_BACKUP   E:\temp\.OSSV_DATABASE_BACKUP

           

          After that I ran the resync commands you provided above and everything worked like a charm. BTW for some reason I am unable to assign your intitial response as correct and award you the points.

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