The nvhotbackup is what I do. And as a previous responder mentioned, you
need to get other files under /usr/OV, especially lrf and conf.
You're right about the lack of restore info too. My procedure is basically
Shut down all GUIs
tar xvf <whatever-files-you-want-to-restore>
Enterprise Integration and Management
com> Subject: [nv-l] Configuring
backups for NetView 7.1.2 / 7.1.3
I am trying to find out how to properly backup NetView 7.1.2. It seems
there are 2 different ways, one method is going through the GUI and
navigating to the backup menu, and starting a backup that way. It appears
the command that gets run is this :
/usr/OV/install/tools/nvp.v7r1 save -p '/usr/OV/ALL.USER' -vg 'none'
This command requires that the GUI be shut down however. I am wondering if
there is a way to do the backups without having to kill the GUI, as we run
the GUI on several consoles inside NOC’s throughout the world and it would
be a pain in the ass to have to go and restart “ovw” on each of the
The second program I found, ‘nvhotbackup’ (/usr/OV/bin/nvhotbackup) looks
like it does a similar thing. It does an ovpause and then does the backups
and then does ovresume. I am pretty sure this also kills the gui.
What kills ME is that IBM Tivoli has provided no means to RESTORE from the
data that you backed up. I cannot find any tools or scripts inside the
distribution or from the GUI, nor can I find any documentation related to
it, and IBM support has basically given me no help.
I am curious if any people on this list have had any similar expierences,
and if so, what they did to get around them, or what they ended up
implementing. Also, I am going ot be using Veritas NetBackup to do this and
I would also like to know if anyone has done this and how they were able to
Thanks in advance,
Michael J. Freeman
WAM!Net Government Services (http://www.wamnet.com)
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