The vSnap servers in an IBM Spectrum Protect™ Plus environment provide disk storage for protecting data through backup and replication processes. If one of the vSnap servers fails and must be replaced, you must take steps to repair the affected vSnap server first so that backup and replication services can resume.
Important: It is assumed that all vSnap servers in the environment are protected by replication. If a vSnap server is not replicated and it fails, it cannot be recovered to a state that would allow it to continue as a disk storage source or target. In the absence of replication processes, you must create a new vSnap server and set up service level agreement (SLA) policies. When you run the policies, a new full backup process runs to the new vSnap server.
Before you repair a failed vSnap server, identify the role of the vSnap server so that you can choose the applicable repair procedure.
A vSnap server can function in the following roles:
- vSnap server as the disk storage source for backup operations
- vSnap server as the disk storage target for replication operations from another vSnap server
- vSnap server that serves as both the source and target for backup and replication services
Which repair process is applicable for my vSnap server?
If the vSnap server that you are repairing is the disk storage source, as depicted in the following figure, see technote 1107525.
13 April 2021