Importing archived backups

You can import only those backups that were archived using SnapVault technology from SnapManager for Microsoft SQL Server to SnapCenter from the command-line interface.

Before you begin

Best Practice: It is a best practice to configure the log backup folder for the SnapCenter Plug-in for Microsoft SQL Server.

For information on SnapCenter installation and configuration tasks, see the SnapCenter installation information. For information on SnapManager for Microsoft SQL Server installation and configuration tasks, see the SnapManager installation information.

About this task

After the archived backups have been imported to SnapCenter from SnapManager for Microsoft SQL Server, you can perform restore and clone operations on these backups from SnapCenter. Simultaneously, you can also continue to perform backup, restore, and clone operations using SnapManager for Microsoft SQL Server.

Steps

  1. Perform the following steps to create schedules similar to SnapManager for Microsoft SQL Server schedules manually in SnapCenter:
    1. Retrieve the schedule information from SnapManager for Microsoft SQL Server by using the Get-SmSchedule cmdlet.
    2. Save the schedule information.
      You can use this schedule information while creating policies in SnapCenter.
    3. Disable SnapManager for Microsoft SQL Server schedules by using the Get-SmSchedule -Hostname <hostname> -PluginCode SMSQL -DisableCurrentGenSchedule cmdlet.
  2. Import archived backups by using the Invoke-SmBackupMigration cmdlet.