I had a server that was decommissioned & replaced last year, and since the server was no longer in use, I deleted it's client & backup policy from the NetBackup Admin Console shortly afterwards.
I recently got a request to restore a file from the old server, however when I specify the source client for the restore, I get an error message saying:
WARNING: server (backupserver) does not contain any backups for client (oldserver) using the specified policy type (Standard) as requested by client (backupserver).
In addition to that error, I can't seem to run a Client Backup report on the old client any more to determine what tapes I need to recall in order to re-index and restore the files...
- My backup policies are daily incrementals retained for 4 weeks, weekly fulls retained for 2 months, and monthly full backups which are retained indefinitely... I'm trying to restore the monthly backup set.
- All my offsite tapes still appear in the volume pools, however I can't seem to pull up any reports as to what's on the individual tapes, or at least, any tape that was written to prior to August 2009.
- Does deleting the client somehow remove NetBackups ability to ever restore files from the old system, even if the backups have a retention period of infinity?
- Is there a way to restore the file from the tape, assuming I can figure out which tape I need?