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Backup Exec 12.5 Migration

Hi Team,

      How to move the Backup Exce from one server to another server.

1) What is the 1st plan for this?

2) How many hours it will take?

3) What are the main points for do this one?

 

Guide to me.....

 

- vicky...

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Hi   If you try to open link

Hi

 

If you try to open link mutiple time it should open

1. What is the location for Data & catalogs?

Data and catalog is located on place were backupexec is installed ,so it could be c-program files-symantec-backupexec

2. In 3rd point i did't get you. Pls explain the same.

3rd point :Please take backup of current data and catalogs on new server too were Backup is installed so if something goes wrong you dont have to uninstall it

3. How to use beutility? why we are use this?

This link shows how to use beutility.

Link contain below information ,if you still are not able to open up

Problem



How to migrate Backup Exec to another server with a different Windows OS version.


 

Solution



NOTE: Backup Exec (BE) is only supported to migrate or move BE to and from the same Windows OS version.
The following steps are successful in most cases. However this is a best effort method as the Windows OS change is not supported.



1. Install BE as a clean install on your New server.
2. Make sure BE is working normal as a clean install on the New server.
3. On the Old server, stop the BE services and the SQL BKUPEXEC service.
4. Copy the Catalogs and Data folder from the Old server to the desktop of the New server.
 
Path \Program Files\Symantec\Backup Exec\
 
5. On the New server, stop the BE services.
6. Rename the Catalogs folder to Catalogs.old.
7. Copy the desktop catalogs to the Backup Exec folder.
8. In the Desktop data folder, copy all BEX files to the Backup Exec\data folder (only BEX files)
9. In the Backup Exec folder, run BEUtility.exe.
10 Click yes to open the utility.
11. In the middle column, select All Media servers.
12, In the right column, right click the New server and select Copy Database.
13, In both prompts, browse to the Desktop\data folder and select the BEDB data base files.
14. Click ok to import and restart the BE services.
 
 
 

Thanks

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another one Point

another one Point missing,

 

4) All settings is important from old server.(Media info, Backup job and log, configuration).

 

- vicky...

Hi 1) What is the 1st plan

Hi 1) What is the 1st plan for this? 2) How many hours it will take? 3) What are the main points for do this 4 you want to retain old jobsanr configuration Ans If backupexec versionis going to be same bettwen old and new server please use link below, http://www.symantec.com/docs/TECH129826 If backupxec on new server is of different version then please check link below http://www.symantec.com/docs/TECH67296 Thanks

Hi,   We are moving with same

Hi,

 

We are moving with same version.

 

- vicky

Hi   Thanks for the update

Hi

 

Thanks for the update then first link should be helpful in this case to perform the task

http://www.symantec.com/docs/TECH129826

 

 

Thanks

Hi I can't findout any

Hi

I can't findout any documents on the above link...

 

- vicky

Hi Document on the above link

Hi

Document on the above link ,means are you not able to open the link , or you think that link is opening but you think it is not helpful.

To perform the migration from one server to other you have to perform same things mention in document

1 Take copy of data and catalogs & save it on desktop or some other place on new server

2 Also copy the besernum.xml file from old server to new server , besernum.xml file be located on C-document setting-application data -symantec

3 Once done on new serrver by stopping sql service take backup of data and catalog and place it somewere,so that in case of migration if something is wrong you dont have to uninstall.

4 Ensure while installing same version of BE on new server you can only make on besernum.xml if licenses from old server are removed as same licenses cannot be used on both the Media server

5 Finally once taken the backup properly and ensure Backup exec on new server is on same version with same updates

6 You just have to copy catalogs from old server & to backup exec directory were it is install & click on yes to ovewrite all

7 And using beutility you have to do Copy database by poiting to databases file saved by you from old server (To see how beutilty is use ,you can refer to above link which describes the process)

Hope this helps

 

Thanks

Yeah i can see only main

Yeah i can see only main page, No informations about that one. thanks for your post...

 

- vicky

Hi, 1. What is the location

Hi,

1. What is the location for Data & catalogs?

2. In 3rd point i did't get you. Pls explain the same.

3. How to use beutility? why we are use this?

 

- vicky...

Accepted Solution!

Hi   If you try to open link

Hi

 

If you try to open link mutiple time it should open

1. What is the location for Data & catalogs?

Data and catalog is located on place were backupexec is installed ,so it could be c-program files-symantec-backupexec

2. In 3rd point i did't get you. Pls explain the same.

3rd point :Please take backup of current data and catalogs on new server too were Backup is installed so if something goes wrong you dont have to uninstall it

3. How to use beutility? why we are use this?

This link shows how to use beutility.

Link contain below information ,if you still are not able to open up

Problem



How to migrate Backup Exec to another server with a different Windows OS version.


 

Solution



NOTE: Backup Exec (BE) is only supported to migrate or move BE to and from the same Windows OS version.
The following steps are successful in most cases. However this is a best effort method as the Windows OS change is not supported.



1. Install BE as a clean install on your New server.
2. Make sure BE is working normal as a clean install on the New server.
3. On the Old server, stop the BE services and the SQL BKUPEXEC service.
4. Copy the Catalogs and Data folder from the Old server to the desktop of the New server.
 
Path \Program Files\Symantec\Backup Exec\
 
5. On the New server, stop the BE services.
6. Rename the Catalogs folder to Catalogs.old.
7. Copy the desktop catalogs to the Backup Exec folder.
8. In the Desktop data folder, copy all BEX files to the Backup Exec\data folder (only BEX files)
9. In the Backup Exec folder, run BEUtility.exe.
10 Click yes to open the utility.
11. In the middle column, select All Media servers.
12, In the right column, right click the New server and select Copy Database.
13, In both prompts, browse to the Desktop\data folder and select the BEDB data base files.
14. Click ok to import and restart the BE services.
 
 
 

Thanks

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