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can storage group be restored to the remote location rather than local mounts? RRS feed

  • Question

  • Exchange 2007 Enterprise edition:

    I am trying restore one mailbox from RSG and I would need to know if we can restore the log files for RSG on a mapped drive from another server? If yes what the pre-requisite?

    We have space problem on the maintenance drive, where we generally restore the RSG from Netbackup client. So i have mapped the n/w drive from another server, pointed RSG log file path to the mapped drive(Z:) and trying to restore the logs to a mapped drive.

    But the restoration is getting failed and at the end Netbackup is showing below errors

     

    09:08:38 6/17/2011: Restore Started

     

    09:08:44 (38631.xxx) Restore job id 38631 will require 1 image.

    09:08:44 (38631.xxx) Media id W451L4 is needed for the restore.

     

    09:08:49 (38631.001) Restoring from copy 1 of image created 4/1/2011 10:14:02 PM

    09:08:50 (38631.001) INF - If Media id W451L4 is not in a robotic library administrative interaction may be required to satisfy this mount request.

    09:08:52 (38631.001) INF - Waiting for mount of media id W451L4 on server bkup02.a.com for reading.

    09:08:57 (38631.001) INF - TAR STARTED

    09:10:07 (38631.001) INF - Waiting for positioning of media id W451L4 on server bkup02.a.com for reading.

    09:12:21 (38631.001) INF - Beginning restore from server bkup02.a.com to client ex05.

    09:12:22 (38631.001) TAR - Microsoft Information Store:\

    09:12:23 (38631.001) ERR - unable to create object for restore: Microsoft Information Store:\ (BEDS 0xE00084AF: The directory or file was not found, or could not be accessed.

     

    )

    09:12:23 (38631.001) TAR - Microsoft Information Store:\EX01-SG4\

    09:12:23 (38631.001) MNR - The file was renamed to the following:

    09:12:23 (38631.001) UTF - Microsoft Information Store:\RSG\

    09:12:23 (38631.001) ERR - unable to create object for restore: Microsoft Information Store:\RSG\ (BEDS 0xE00084AF: The directory or file was not found, or could not be accessed.

     

    )

    09:12:23 (38631.001) TAR - Microsoft Information Store:\EX01-SG4\EX01-SG4-DB1

    09:12:23 (38631.001) MNR - The file was renamed to the following:

    09:12:23 (38631.001) UTF - Microsoft Information Store:\RSG\EX01-SG4-DB1

    09:12:23 (38631.001) ERR - unable to create object for restore: Microsoft Information Store:\RSG\EX01-SG4-DB1 (BEDS 0xE00084AF: The directory or file was not found, or could not be accessed.

     

    )

    11:34:01 (38631.001) TAR - Microsoft Information Store:\EX01-SG4\Log files_1301710442

    11:34:01 (38631.001) MNR - The file was renamed to the following:

    11:34:01 (38631.001) UTF - Microsoft Information Store:\RSG\Log files_1301710442

    11:34:06 (38631.001) ERR - unable to create object for restore: Microsoft Information Store:\RSG\Log files_1301710442 (BEDS 0xE00084AF: The directory or file was not found, or could not be accessed.

     

    )

    11:34:37 (38631.001) INF - TAR EXITING WITH STATUS = 5

    11:34:37 (38631.001) INF - TAR RESTORED 0 OF 4 FILES SUCCESSFULLY

    11:34:37 (38631.001) INF - TAR KEPT 0 EXISTING FILES

    11:34:37 (38631.001) INF - TAR PARTIALLY RESTORED 0 FILES

    11:34:40 (38631.001) Status of restore from copy 1 of image created 4/1/2011 10:14:02 PM = tar did not find all the files to be restored

     

    11:34:43 INF - Server status = 5

    11:34:45 (38631.xxx) INF - Status = the restore failed to recover the requested files.

    Let me know if you need any information. Kindly help me to troubleshoot the problem!

    Thanks

    Netbackup progress window as below,
    Friday, June 17, 2011 5:45 PM

Answers

  • So i have mapped the n/w drive from another server, pointed RSG log file path to the mapped drive(Z:) and trying to restore the logs to a mapped drive.

    Hi Abhi28,

    Do you mean you created the RSG on a mapped drive?

    If yes, you cannot have an Exchange 2007 database on a mapped drive.

    Frank Wang

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    • Marked as answer by Abhi28 Tuesday, June 21, 2011 2:47 PM
    Monday, June 20, 2011 8:22 AM

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  • Exchange 2007 has a database portability feature where you can basically restore data as long as you're in the same Microsoft environment.
    Friday, June 17, 2011 7:13 PM
  • If this is the case then i would need to troubleshoot this issue further why restoration is getting failed at the end of the Netbackup window. Netbackup is writing the data till end of the log file size and getting failed at the end when try to paste it to the mapped drive.

     

    Its windows server 2008 environment so please let me the access/permission requirement on each server also if any special guidelines needs be followed while restoring to a mapped drive from Netbackup perspective?

     

     

    Saturday, June 18, 2011 4:41 AM
  • So i have mapped the n/w drive from another server, pointed RSG log file path to the mapped drive(Z:) and trying to restore the logs to a mapped drive.

    Hi Abhi28,

    Do you mean you created the RSG on a mapped drive?

    If yes, you cannot have an Exchange 2007 database on a mapped drive.

    Frank Wang

    TechNet Subscriber Support in forum

    If you have any feedback on our support, please contact tngfb@microsoft.com  


    Please remember to click “Mark as Answer” on the post that helps you, and to click “Unmark as Answer” if a marked post does not actually answer your question. This can be beneficial to other community members reading the thread.
    • Marked as answer by Abhi28 Tuesday, June 21, 2011 2:47 PM
    Monday, June 20, 2011 8:22 AM