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Moving from BE12 on 2003 to BE2010R2 on 2008r2

Hi,

 

Here's the scenario:

Currently we have:

  • BE 12 media server on a Windows server 2003 SP2 OS.

We want to rebuild this server with:

  • Windows server 2008 R2 x64

and install:

  • BE 2010 R2

But:

  • Keep the current job config, media set config, etc....

Can someone point me to a Symantec guide for this?

Bare in mind that we will be using the same physical server.

 

Thnaks in advance

Matt

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You might consider upgrading

You might consider upgrading from BE 12.0 to 2010 first & then undergo an OS change..

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Refer to

Refer to http://www.symantec.com/docs/TECH67296
 

Note: Step#9 is the most important step, dont miss it

AmolZeroCool

Thanks AmolZeroCool,

I will give that a try.

I'm guessing we have to install BE12 on the new 2008 server first, put in the data and catalog from the old server, then upgrade to BE2010, which in turn updates the db, data, catalog, etc...

You need to install BE2010 R3

You need to install BE2010 R3 and then import the data & catalogs folder.

Also you need to makes changes in the registry before performing "BEMIG"

Read the article carefully.

BE 12 cannot be installed on

BE 12 cannot be installed on a Windows 2008R2 server !

...if you read VERY carefully

...if you read VERY carefully you will see that the OP has BE 12 installed on Windows Server 2003, and wants to move to BE 2010 on the server he will install Windows Server 2008 R2 on!

Yes, and if you read

Yes, and if you read carefully the topicstarter says to install BE 12 on his Windows 2008R2 server, which is not supported.

I quote: "I'm guessing we have to install BE12 on the new 2008 server first........."

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You might consider upgrading

You might consider upgrading from BE 12.0 to 2010 first & then undergo an OS change..

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"I'm guessing we have to

"I'm guessing we have to install BE12 on the new 2008 server first, put in the data and catalog from the old server, then upgrade to BE2010, which in turn updates the db, data, catalog, etc..."

was in response to AmolZeroCool  response about step #9.

 

To me step 9 shouldn't be ran in this scenario, as it states it shouldn't run if the 2 servers are running different operating systems.

It might be best to upgrade to BE2010 first, then migrate the config to the 2008R2 server.

Yes, that is also what VJware

Yes, that is also what VJware sugested.

Because it is a two way upgrade, you may have some more time to get it working properly.