JustÂ a warning – keep an eye on the install drive for Veritas.Â Â Letting the drive fill can result inÂ a corrputed EMM database and Veritas forgetting things like the last year’s worth of backups.
So I ended up rebuilding both the master server and one of the media servers.
One thing that might come in handy.Â
Mount a secondary volume as “C:\Program Files\VERITAS\Netbackup\db\images” and copy the original images catalog there.Â This allows for massive growth plus the ability to expand the images database without having to reinstall veritas…(again).
Even Veritas said it was an interesting solution to the problem.Â My goal was as much flexibility as possible going forward, because I have found out quite the hard way what happens when you don’tÂ allow enough space to grow.Â If the images catalog should fill up, itÂ canÂ going to cause the EMM (Enterprise Media Manager) database to corrupt itself..
So with the images catalog in-tact but the EMM database gone,Â you end up withÂ a list of files and what tapes they’re on, but not a list of tapes, volume pools, EXPIRATION DATES, etc.