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Dan_Vargas
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9 years ago

Moving NBU to a different drive on windows

Hi all,

The drive where NBU sits (D:, a drive for NBU only) will be full soon, and I need to prepare for this. So far I've seen two options:

A. Cloning the drive to a new one, stop all NBU services and swap the letters of the new and old drives. Reboot the server. Due to physical limitations, the new drive will be a LUN from a SAN.

B. Attach the new drive, copy all catalog files  and use the ALTPATH file to point to the new catalog location.

Thoughts? Recommendations?

Thanks!

 

  • Option A will be cleanest.

    Not sure what kind of 'cloning' you will perform. 
    Whether to 'clone' with NBU online or offline will depend on how the cloning is done.
    Veritas will say do the copy with NBU offline.

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  • Option A will be cleanest.

    Not sure what kind of 'cloning' you will perform. 
    Whether to 'clone' with NBU online or offline will depend on how the cloning is done.
    Veritas will say do the copy with NBU offline.