Multiple tape restore and keyword search.

Posted on 2006-07-21
Last Modified: 2010-04-03
Here's the situation. We need to restore up to 26 DLT tapes containing 400GB data each, then search every document and file (including looking inside Word/Excel) for particular Keywords. We have 3 servers and 3 tape drives available for this process, which must be done ASAP. We were thinking of having the servers do restores, moving the data off to 3 workstations, then searching the files so the restores can run uninterrupted on the servers.

Has anyone done something like this before? Open to ideas/input. Thanks.
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ID: 17153505
Wouldn´t it be easier to know on wichs "probable tapes" the files would be ??

Why do the Restore of them all ?

Best Regards "!

Author Comment

ID: 17153984
No, that's not acceptable. We need to locate all documents containing the 'keywords' between Date X and Date Y, which means those 26 tapes.
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Expert Comment

ID: 17154352
I was just asking !

I haven't done anything like what you're doing, but if I had to, I would do the same way you're doing . . .

I'd place all 3 servers Restoring to Workstations, that, are less loaded than the servers, and perform the search from there.

Best Regards !
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Author Comment

ID: 17494231
This can be closed/deleted. We restored and searched each tape individually. The search tool we used is called CoolFind.
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ID: 17649917
PAQ / Refund !

Best Regards !

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