Ok... We're in the process of replacing our end of life physical servers with a brand new VMWare / HP Leftland SAN solution.
Currently running Enterprise Vault 8. The consultant i have employed would prefer EV 9 - but i cannot upgrade as we are an SQL Server 2000 house and after the costs involved with this project, cannot upgrade my SQL Server.
Currently i have four seperate file servers called KGLA03, KGLA05, KGLA06, KGLA07. EV works fine.
I want to migrate the file servers to a new Virtual File Server - KDVSRV03. (ie, bring all my file shares together under one server).
How on earth do i move my file server's file across.
Is there a documented process that i can refer too, to move my EV stub files and my non EV archived files across in one swoop. Obiously running the process four times from each of the file servers.
I can't restore backup - server name is changed.
I can't copy the files manually - as by defauly FSA pulls them back but i don't have capacity.
Reading up on FSAUTIL seems to indicate the utility only deals with the stub'd files and not the non stub'd files.
Been working with servers for 14 years, but can't fathom out the best way to do this. I'm investigating myself because i thought my consultant could deal with all but seems hesitant without EV9 being in place.
Any help would be apprciated.
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There isn't a one swoop way to do it so you'll have to use a combination. This is actually documented in the whitepaper here: http://www.symantec.com/docs/TECH147519
In short, you'll need to use the FSAUtility -m option to move archived files (including placeholders) then follow that up with something like robocopy to get the active (non-archived files). See pg. 8 of the referenced whitepaper.
As you've noted, any copy or move operation on the file system would trigger a recall of archived items, therefore, it is preferred to run the FSAUtility -m first and then run the robocopy operation.
Which service pack of EV 8 are you on? It should be noted that in EV 8 SP3 there were performance improvements and checkpointing improvements so it'd probably be best to make sure you were running the latest EV 8 SP.
I'm on 8.0 SP3 - so all well there.
As my file servers all connect to one EV server, with one vault store, on reading that document it would seem i could use fsautility -pm rather than fsautility -m? Or is fsautility -pm an EV9 upwards only function?
Yes, the -pm option would be better to use because it doesn't move the archived content so it's faster, however, it is an EV 9+ option for FSAUtility so it's not availalble with the version you are on.
My consultant working on this has discovered something of interest in Appendix A at the back of Symantec Whitepaper 147519
What he is basically doing - and has tested this with a share - is modify the database directly to replace old server name with new server name
So any references to old server name are replaced with new server name - seems to work, and archive explorer is working ok?
Any gotcha's here i should be aware of?
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