HP One-Button Disaster Recovery Solution for ProLiant
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First edition: 12/2006
One button disaster recovery (OBDR)
The principle behind OBDR is simple. The tape drive is used to perform full system backups in the normal way. However, additional Disaster
Recovery information is automatically written to the tape at the same time. Using a patented process, the tape drive is able to emulate a CD-
ROM drive so that during a Disaster Recovery the computer can boot from this drive. Once the boot process has completed, the tape drive
switches back into “normal” mode and proceeds with restoring data.
IMPORTANT: Your system’s ability to boot from CD-ROM
is normally enabled by default. If you have changed this
setting, you will need to enable it again. Refer to your
system BIOS manual for further details.
The reliability of a Disaster Recovery strategy depends on the frequency and skill with which it is done. Because OBDR backups are quick and
simple to perform, they are more likely to be done on a regular basis. In addition, the simplicity of the backup process leaves very little scope
for user error and allows even the non-technical to backup and restore a complex system.
HP tape drive and server support
HP StorageWorks One-Button Disaster Recovery (OBDR) for ProLiant servers is a feature on HP DAT and Ultrium tape drives and HP DAT
autoloaders. To check whether your ProLiant system (hardware, operating system and backup software) is OBDR compatible, please refer
to our World Wide Web site www.hp.com/go/connect.
If your server does not support OBDR, you can still use your HP tape device to back up and