Restoring the PNC Server
This section describes how to restore data on the PNC server.
Restoring the database from an archived file requires the PNC server to stop running, which closes the PNC Client and the causes the PowerVu Management Console web GUI to be unresponsive. If Local + Network is set as the media type for backup/restore, the data is restored from the network only (not the local drive).
1. Ensure the USB device with the data you want to restore to the PNC server is inserted in the USB drive. If you are restoring from a tape, ensure that the tape is inserted in the tape drive. If you are restoring from the network, ensure that you are connected to the network drive.
2. Log in to the PNC server and access the PNCBMENU. For more information, see Accessing the PNCBMENU Main Menu.
Note: If you are using USB for backup, ensure that only one USB backup drive is connected. Otherwise, the backup operation will fail.
3. From the PNCBMENU main menu, type 2 and press Enter.
4. If you are restoring from a USB device or local drive, a list of archived folders is displayed. If you are restoring from the network, a list of tar files is displayed. Choose the appropriate folder/file to start the restore. Ensure that the archived folder used is for the current server. The host ID of the archived file must match the host ID of the server. To determine the host ID of the server, type hostid and press Enter at the /v/emc/bin prompt. The host ID of the archived folder is in the archived folder name. The folder uses the following convention: PNC.backup.<yyyymmdd-hhmm>_<hostID>_NV<PowerVu Network Control Platform Version>_CR<PowerVu Management Platform Version>.
If you are restoring from a tape, the restore starts immediately.
5. A message is displayed to confirm the restore. Type y and press Enter.
6. The PNC server must be stopped prior to restoring data. If the PNC server is running, a message is displayed to confirm that you want to stop the PNC server. Type y and press Enter.