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How do I repair a failed vSnap server in an IBM Spectrum Protect Plus environment?

How To


Summary

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.

Objective

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.

vSnap roles

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.

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 If the vSnap server that you are repairing is the disk storage target, as depicted in the following figure, see technote 1107543.
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If the vSnap server that you are repairing is the disk storage source and target, as depicted in the following figure, see technote 1107549.
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Document Information

Modified date:
13 April 2021

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ibm11103847