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Migrate Netbackup Old Images to New Appliance 5240

mohamed_elfateh
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Hi ,

I have Netbackup Version 7.6.1 installed on Windows Server 2008 R2 that play as Master and Media Server

i had Purchesd new Netbackup Appliance 5240 based on RHEL 

what is the best Way to migrate old backup images to new Appliance and demote old NB

 

Thanks in Advance

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Is this still a requirement ?

Recently I migrated all of the images from a 5220 master/media appliance to a 5240 master/media appliance - using AIR 'through the back door'.

The process sounded complex at first, but it turned out to be easy.  Worked like a dream.

If you want details let me know.

AJ

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t_jadliwala
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FIrst upgrade your netbackup to 7.7.3 or 8.0 because 7.6.1 is end of support life. Next target your existing job on the new appliance and you can manually transfer the images from old pool to new pool. 

Mouse
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The appliances come with a built-in migration tool called Migration Utility, I would suggest to have a look at it https://www.veritas.com/support/en_US/article.v78528990_v121551700

Marianne
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@Mouse thanks for that link. I was not aware of this utility.

However, I don't think it will work in this instance.

The first problem is that it will only work in the same domain.
So, cannot be used to migrate between 2 different masters.

The utility is also only migrating Veritas disk pools within the same domain.

IMHO, consulting services will be needed to perform master server migration to new platform, as per this TN:

DOCUMENTATION: How to migrate the NetBackup catalog information from one platform to another (UNIX to Windows or vice versa), rename a Master Server, cluster an existing Master Server, or merge multiple NetBackup domains.
http://www.veritas.com/docs/000026956

 

Mouse
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@Marianne apologies, completely missed the point that the source is Windows

I guess the way it may work for the OP, you could keep your Master functionality on Windows and just migrate backup images off to the appliance, making it a media server which is the cheapest option and can be done through the aforementioned Migration Utility. 

Otherwise, as Marianne correctly pointed out, you need to re-platform NBU which needs consulting engagement fro NBU Catalog manipulation, you may need to reach out to your Veritas account manager to arrange this as it's not free and needs a qualified partner.

Marianne
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@Mouse wrote:

The appliances come with a built-in migration tool called Migration Utility, I would suggest to have a look at it https://www.veritas.com/support/en_US/article.v78528990_v121551700


Update :

The annoying thing is that these URLs are only valid for 'current' manuals.

The procedure is covered in Veritas NetBackup™ Appliance Administrator's Guide

 So, for future versions, please search for the relevant topic.

URLs for 8.x / 3.x: 

About the Migration Utility  
https://www.veritas.com/content/support/en_US/doc/75895731-125242395-0/v126471052-125242395

Manage > Migration Utility > Configure Migration 
https://www.veritas.com/content/support/en_US/doc/75895731-125242395-0/v126484687-125242395

 

Is this still a requirement ?

Recently I migrated all of the images from a 5220 master/media appliance to a 5240 master/media appliance - using AIR 'through the back door'.

The process sounded complex at first, but it turned out to be easy.  Worked like a dream.

If you want details let me know.

AJ

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I am looking to move images form one master to another can you please tell me how you acomplished it.

Let me have your email and I will send you a brief document detailing the procedure.

AJ

Marianne
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@cyrilgp

If your query is non-appliance related, best to start a new discussion.

If you want to migrate from 5220 to 5240 Appliance, please have a look at this article:

Veritas NetBackup Appliance™ Hardware Migration Toolkit

Description

The Veritas NetBackup Appliance™ Hardware Migration Toolkit makes it easy to perform a simple transition from older NetBackup Appliances to newer ones during hardware refresh cycles and eliminate the cost of services engagement.

With this toolkit, you can migrate the NetBackup configuration, policies, catalogs, and images from a source appliance configured as a master server or master/media server (all-in-one) to a new appliance with the same role with a few steps.

https://www.veritas.com/content/support/en_US/article.100043950.html

 

Hello SYM-AJ,

 

I would be needing the steps to move images from our 5220 to 5230 appliance, can you please help me in that?

 

Thanks

Ping me your email address and I will send you on the procedure.

AJ

Thanks, my email is shubham.sharma482@gmail.com

Kamala_Kannan_M
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Hi I need support 

I Planning to Migrate data from 5220 to 5240 Both are running version 3.0

Let me know the steps to acheive this. I also need to move the catalog of the Tape backup

 

 

Marianne
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@Kamala_Kannan_M

Have you seen this (in a previous comment)?   

To migrate from 5220 to 5240 Appliance, please have a look at this article:

Veritas NetBackup Appliance™ Hardware Migration Toolkit

Description

The Veritas NetBackup Appliance™ Hardware Migration Toolkit makes it easy to perform a simple transition from older NetBackup Appliances to newer ones during hardware refresh cycles and eliminate the cost of services engagement.

With this toolkit, you can migrate the NetBackup configuration, policies, catalogs, and images from a source appliance configured as a master server or master/media server (all-in-one) to a new appliance with the same role with a few steps.

https://www.veritas.com/content/support/en_US/article.100043950.html

I will now close comments in this discussion as the original query has been solved. Please start a new discussion if you have further queries.