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onbar should be able to restore logs from primary AND HDR RO SECONDARY

... to prevent full backup after HDR primary/secondary switch !

At the moment (Version 12.10.xC14) cold restore after HDR primary/secondary switch is only working if:
- both nodes have the same DBSERVERNAME/INFORMIXSERVER set because the namespace which onbar uses
to store the objects depends on that parameter/environment.
- a complete new ixbar file is build from primary and secondary with correct order
- physical and logical restore must be started from that node that holds the last full backup
- logical restore stops than with object not found (onbar returncode 100) - logical restore suspended
(don't know if RESTARTABLE_RESTORE depends on that - but we have set it)
- logical restore than need to be restarted with data from other node to get last logical logs
- it could be complicated with that workflow if you need a point in time restore

  • Guest
  • Feb 3 2021
  • Under Review
Who would benefit from this IDEA? Every customer who runs HDR/RSS/SDS in a 24/7 environment
Priority Justification see: Who would benefit from this IDEA
Client Name ProSiebenSat.1 Tech Solutions GmbH
How should it work?

- make the namespace of onbar variable (not depending DBSERVERNAME/INFORMIXSERVER)
- onbar -b (-l) should write ixbar file on primary and secondary
- informix knows hostname/function of primary/secondary (sysmaster:syscluster, sysmaster:syssqlhosts)
and should be able to retry physical restore from other node if rootdbs is not found
and retry logical restore from other node if logical log is not found on local nodes backup.

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