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Copying Databases Between Systems

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Subject: Copying Databases Between Systems
From: Leslie Clark <lclark@US.IBM.COM>
Date: Tue, 14 Jul 1998 00:24:41 -0400
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The backup/restore procedure documented below assumes that the daemons on both
machines are
configured the same way. Daemon configuration is not saved in the database
directory (guess you
figured that out...)  I'm thinking specifically of the configuration of the
netmon daemon to use a seedfile.
Try it again. It should work.


Leslie Clark
IBM Global Services - Network & Systems Management - Detroit
(248) 552-4968 TL/896-4968

---------------------- Forwarded by Leslie Clark/Southfield/IBM on 07-13-98
11:02 PM ---------------------------

NV-L@UCSBVM.UCSB.EDU on 07-09-98 04:17:45 PM
Please respond to NV-L@UCSBVM.UCSB.EDU
Subject: Copying Databases Between Systems

Hello!  I followed James' backup/restore procedure, below, and it worked
great.  With one exception.  Netmon apparently totally ignored my seed
file, and discovered the ENTIRE network on top of the database I copied
over to the new system.  Any ideas on why this happened, and how I can
prevent it from happening next time?

-----Original Message-----
From: James_Shanks@TIVOLI.COM <James_Shanks@TIVOLI.COM>
Date: Wednesday, July 08, 1998 10:09 AM
Subject: Re: Migrate DB

>Alain Menzies wrote:
>>Hi all,
>>I've got 2 NetViews 4.1.2. Is it possible to copy the dbs from one to
>another ? and >the security configuration ? If yes, could anyone tell
>what directories have to be >copied ?
>>Alain Menezes                                   Email:
>>ASLK-CGER Services GIE                          Tel.:  +32 2 228.55.74
>>Rue Foss?-aux-Loups, 48                               Fax.:  +32 2
>>1000  Brussels
>Migrating databases from one NetView to another is not officially
>supported, but that just means you cannot complain to Support if it
>work.  Many users do it all the time. I was expecting them to respond ,
>as they haven't, I will.
>The key to it is the script /usr/OV/service/reset_ci which must be run
>since each database is customized to the machine on which it resides.
>reset_ci will replace the other NetView's information with that of the
>current NetView.
>So follow the backup procedure below and ftp the backup or tar file to
>target machine, or use tape.  Then stop all the daemons on the target
>machine and restore the data there into /usr/OV/databases/openview.
>restart just the first few daemons (ovstart ovtopmd  should do it).
>do /usr/OV/service/reset_ci  .  When that completes successfully, you
>should be able to ovstart again (it will bring up the rest of the
>and then start the GUIs.
>Good luck, remember this is not officially supported
>James Shanks
>Tivoli (NetView for UNIX) L3 Support

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