Backing up the NetWorker GST database

This post provides the basic steps needed to perform a backup of the GST Database for the NetWorker Management Console (NMC) server.

If a Client resource was not created when the NMC was installed and configured, create the Client resource:

  1. From the Console window, click Setup.
  2. From the Setup menu, select Set Database Backup Server.
  3. In the NetWorker server attribute, type the name of the NetWorker server to back up the NMC server database.
  4. Select the Create Client resource on this server attribute.
  5. In the Client name attribute, type the name of the NMC server.
  6. Click Ok.
  7. Complete the Client resource with the following attributes:
    • Name: the name of the NMC server computer.
    • Save set: NMCASA:/gst_on_<server_name>/lgto_gst
      where <server_name> is the short name of the host on which the NMC server was installed.
    • Backup Command:
      • savepsm.sh (UNIX NMC server)
      • savepsm (Windows NMC server)
    • Add this client to a group and perform a full backup.
  8. To perform a full backup of this client in a defined group:
    # savegrp -v -c <client> -l full -G <group>
    where:
    <client>is the client name of the NMC server.
    <group> is the name of the group containing the NMC server