Hi, I am wanting to transfer the backup exec from a 2008 r2 server to a 2012 r2 server. As I have just found out when trying to install 2012 it will not work on 2012.
If I upgraded to a newer version is it possible to bring the catalogs over. I tried this with a trial version of BE15 using a help tutorial regarding transferring data/catlog folders to a different version of BE on a different server.
I just got the error in BEutility that the database was not supported.
So before I go ahead and purchase a new license is it possible to go from BE2012 catalogs and put into the newer BE.
Sorry it is quite vague as not an expert!
Reading some more forum posts.. would I have to upgrade my BE2012 version to the subscription service and then it should let me transfer the catalogs etc onto the new server.
You could install Backup Exec 16 on the Windows 2012 server.
Then move/migrage the BE 2012 data to BE 2016.
Ideally you want to keep the server name the same during you migration.
Ah that maybe why it didnt work when I tested it. I cant have the same name as still wanting to use both servers... just wanted to move it onto a new one (preferrably without having to re-purchase BE but that is looking unlikely.
You can change the name of the server it just add some complications.
Having a different server name doesnt affect the migration/move process of BE 2012 to new server with BE 16 on it.