Knowledgebase : Index related
This article is intended for cases when an error „database is malformed" appears in P5. It is about checking and repairing structural index errors. Note that only the index's structural integrity is handled here, not its content or actuality. CHECKING A...
Organisation basics PresSTORE maintains for each file in the backup the tape it is stored on and the time stamp of that file. This storage is done in the backup index. The backup index consists of multiple file sets, each one holding the data for one...
PLEASE NOTE: THE PROCEDURES DESCRIBED HERE ONLY WORK IN P4 AND EARLIER. THEY DO NOT WORK IN P5 DUE TO THE SWITCH TO A DIFFERENT DATABASE ENGINE! 1. Using the P4 GUI To perform a simple quick-check of index consistency and optionally schedule index rec...
IT IS POSSIBLE TO RETROACTIVELY ADD METADATA TO ARCHIVED FILES IN THE INDEX DATABASE. THE FOLLOWING IS AN EXAMPLE OF HOW THIS CAN BE DONE.: - My existing 'Default-Archive' index database already contained the default 'description' and a custom 'user_auth...
We were asked for an explanation why that timestamp and job ID is added to the archive index automatically. This feature has been changed to mandatory since PresTORE 4, it was advisory in PresSTORE 3. The reason is: to protect from creating a non managea...
In the restore screen, as well in Backup as in Archive, the folders are shown without size. The reason for that is a technical one: The size of the content of a folder is not constant, it changes for instance dependeing on the index options. A folder...
P5 indexes consist (among further info) of two parts: * The file and folder structure and change thereof over time, and * The media (tape) related tables with positions where the data is stored. Both parts are independent from each other. In case f...