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ajt (2546)

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Thursday June 15, 2006
03:01 PM

AIX Love...

[ #29923 ]

We did our Disaster Recovery test this week at work. The IBM kit behaved perfectly and within 2 hours I had a perfectly recovered and restored AIX 5.3L box up and running.

However, the hp Open View Data Protector backup solution running on Windows took over half a day to recover. Once recovered, it wouldn't allow us to use it, because it needed a Windows Domain Controller to authenticate users against.

We were forced to wipe Data Protector and reinstall, manually importing the data tapes for the AIX box, that left us with a unconfigured Data Protector requiring manual configuration at the end of the second day of the exercise. Even when configured, the datbase restore would take 12 hours to run, so at that point we gave up.

Needless to say hp's Data Protector product is for the chop...

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  • and within 2 hours I had a perfectly recovered and restored AIX 5.3L box up and running

    Glad to hear it!

    # I had a sig when sigs were cool
    use Sig;
    • I may have griped about AIX the week earlier, but on the day it performed admirably. Pitty the same can't be said about Windows and software running on Windows...

      -- "It's not magic, it's work..."