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Show mapped paths in ontape restore

Customer has two instances in same server one "real" for production and one for development. Development instance data is synchronized from real data by restoring production instance ontape Level 0. As both are in the same server, a chunk mapping feature is used to restore from "production" chunks to "development" chunk names.

If the mapping is not well done, we can overwrite production chunks trying to restore development instance and this can be a critical issue.

Having feedback in ontape restore process of mapped chunk names is critical before starting restore to ensure all chunks are mapped and every think will work as expected.

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  • Oct 6 2020
  • Under Review
Who would benefit from this IDEA? As a customer with multiple instance servers this is a critical feature.
How should it work?

whe using ontape restore with mapping chunks:

$ ontape -r -rename -f ontape_chunks.txt -t BACKUPS/pdbreal_0_L0

when linsting the chunks to restore, currently we get the names of original chunks stored in the tape (BACKUPS/pdbreal_0_L0 )

Example:

Chunks
chk/dbs offset size free bpages flags pathname
1 1 0 4000000 3907040 PO--- /INFORMIXDEV/pdbreal/rootdbs
2 2 0 11392341 5 PO--E /INFORMIXDEV/pdbreal/l_phys
3 3 0 7000000 548973 PO--E /INFORMIXDEV/pdbreal/l_log1
4 4 0 7000000 698973 PO--E /INFORMIXDEV/pdbreal/l_log2
5 5 0 5000000 4795050 PO--- /INFORMIXDEV/pdbreal/t_tmp1
6 6 0 5000000 4794873 PO--- /INFORMIXDEV/pdbreal/t_tmp2
7 7 0 6000000 5795091 PO--E /INFORMIXDEV/pdbreal/t_tmp3
8 8 0 5000000 4795074 PO--- /INFORMIXDEV/pdbreal/t_tmp4
9 9 0 2000000 1998933 PO--- /INFORMIXDEV/pdbreal/r_qhdr_1

Continue restore? (y/n)

The mapping file has this content:

/INFORMIXDEV/pdbreal/rootdbs        0   /INFORMIXDEV/pdbdevel/rootdbs       0
/INFORMIXDEV/pdbreal/l_phys 0 /INFORMIXDEV/pdbdevel/l_phys 0
/INFORMIXDEV/pdbreal/l_log1 0 /INFORMIXDEV/pdbdevel/l_log1 0
/INFORMIXDEV/pdbreal/l_log2 0 /INFORMIXDEV/pdbdevel/l_log2 0
/INFORMIXDEV/pdbreal/t_tmp1 0 /INFORMIXDEV/pdbdevel/t_tmp1 0
/INFORMIXDEV/pdbreal/t_tmp2 0 /INFORMIXDEV/pdbdevel/t_tmp2 0
/INFORMIXDEV/pdbreal/t_tmp3 0 /INFORMIXDEV/pdbdevel/t_tmp3 0
/INFORMIXDEV/pdbreal/t_tmp4 0 /INFORMIXDEV/pdbdevel/t_tmp4 0
/INFORMIXDEV/pdbreal/r_qhdr_1 0 /INFORMIXDEV/pdbdevel/r_qhdr_1 0

we propose to show the mapped names so we can check every chunk is properly mapped before starting restore:

Chunks
chk/dbs offset size free bpages flags pathname
1 1 0 4000000 3907040 PO--- /INFORMIXDEV/pdbdevel/rootdbs
2 2 0 11392341 5 PO--E /INFORMIXDEV/pdbdevel/l_phys
3 3 0 7000000 548973 PO--E /INFORMIXDEV/pdbdevel/l_log1
4 4 0 7000000 698973 PO--E /INFORMIXDEV/pdbdevel/l_log2
5 5 0 5000000 4795050 PO--- /INFORMIXDEV/pdbdevel/t_tmp1
6 6 0 5000000 4794873 PO--- /INFORMIXDEV/pdbdevel/t_tmp2
7 7 0 6000000 5795091 PO--E /INFORMIXDEV/pdbdevel/t_tmp3
8 8 0 5000000 4795074 PO--- /INFORMIXDEV/pdbdevel/t_tmp4
9 9 0 2000000 1998933 PO--- /INFORMIXDEV/pdbdevel/r_qhdr_1

Continue restore? (y/n)

Idea Priority Medium
Client Name DEISTER, S.A.
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