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Testing CommServe Failover Using Disaster Recovery (DR) Backups

CommServe database can be restored to a new host using Disaster Recovery (DR) backups in one of the following ways:

  • By directly restoring the backup data from the DR backup export location to a new CommServe host.
  • By first retrieving the DR backup from the disk or tape media and then restoring the backup data to a new CommServe host.

Note: The database is restored to the point-in-time when the DR backup was performed.

Procedure

Step 1: Create a 'Test' Client Computer Group and add the Client(s) and MediaAgent(s) that will be used to perform the test restore to this group.

Step 2: Perform a Disaster Recovery Backup of the production CommServe host.

Step 3: Record the Job ID and time of the DR backup job.

Step 4: Install the CommServe software on a new host.

Step 5: Copy the DR dump file to the new test CommServe host.

Step 6: Restore the CommServe databases from the DR backup to the new test CommServe host using the Use the Recovery Assistant tool in the Maintenance mode.

Step 7: Start services on the new test CommServe host.

Step 8: Perform CommServe Host name change on the clients that are in 'Test Failover Client Group' and re-point them to the new test CommServe host.

Step 9: Run recovery operations from the test CommServe host.

Step 10: After testing for disaster readiness, redirect the clients in the 'Test Failover Client Group' back to the production CommServe host.

Step 11: Stop using the test or standby CommServe host by stopping the services on the standby CommServe host.

Last modified: 7/23/2019 7:00:29 PM