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Title
I would like to restore a backup on another system, but not have symbolic links point to their original location.
Keywords
BackupEDGE Restore symlinks relative
Product Release(s)
03.00.07 build 1
Operating System(s)
All Supported
Problem Description
I would like to restore a BackupEDGE archive to another server, but I don't want the symbolic links to point to their original location.
Cause
When restoring a BackupEDGE backup, symbolic links will point back to where the actual data resides. If doing a full restore relative to a directory other than root, these symlinks will still point to the original location.
Solution
BackupEDGE has a command line option to allow symbolic links to point to an alternative location during the restore so as to not corrupt the OS.

This script can be modified to perform that function for you:

RESOURCE="url0"
TARGETDIR="/u/oldserver"
edge -xvf ${RESOURCE} -zSYMLINK_ADJ=${TARGETDIR} -zWHERE=${TARGETDIR}

Notes
This command should work on versions of BackupEDGE 03.00.01 and later.
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Last Updated - 2018/05/16

 

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