How i can restore PI Primary server backup on PI Secondary server(new OS and same PI version's are installed on PI Secondary Server because secondary HDD got crashed).
Please treat this as urgent.
For this kind of critical requests, I would recommend you to contact OSIsoft Technical Support.
Thanks & Regards
You can use Collective reinitialize to copy the directory and backups from Primary PI server
1. Take the backup of directories from PI SMT--> Operations--> Archives
2. Open Collective Manager--> Right click on Secondary PI server--> Click Reintialize server--> copy the archives and files and proceed
Users won't be reachable Primary PI server during reinitialization.
Please refer below KB article for more details.
Make sure to have enough disk space for this operation. If you have huge number of archives then It's always recommended to select 10-15 archives from Collective manager. Manually copy remaining archives from Primary server backup directory to Secondary Server then register in Secondary PI server to avoid downtime of Primary PI server.
Specific to you case, i would recommend to follow steps mentioned.
Reinitialize a secondary server
If the secondary was synchronized why don't you just promote de secondary as the primary. And then you have to recreate a new secondary.
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