Server Migration to Cloud (Amazon and Azure) using the Backup Exec Solution
Existing Backup Exec customers who are using the Cloud storage to back up their On Premise datacenters and are planning to move their On Premise environment to Cloud can use this solution to migrate their On Premise Servers to Cloud.
Here, basically we would be leveraging Backup Exec Re-direct restore functionality to re-build the On Premise Servers on cloud.
This has been tested on both Amazon and Azure Cloud and works fine on both the platforms.
Steps to do the Sever Migration to Amazon Cloud
Note: - In this example SQL Server was taken as the Application Server
On Premise Setup
On Cloud Setup
Required ports that needs to be enabled in the Security Group of the AWS instance
For the BE to function properly with other application Servers, make sure you enable the below BE ports and Windows ports in the Security Group of the AWS instance.
You can associate the same Security Group with both VM1 and VM2 .
How to Copy the ISO from on Premise lab to the instance in Cloud
Process to Initiate the Migration
Points to remember
Few troubleshooting tips
The 2 EC2 instances are not communicating with each other
Push Install of RAWS failed
If nothing worked then try below workaround:-
From the SQL Server access the install directory of the BE Media Server’s, Agents folder and install the RAWS manually by running the Setup.exe
After that add the Server manually.
Few important links for Azure
Here, remember to add the BE and Windows ports as mentioned above.
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