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Migrating tape libraries to new appliance?

I have to decommission my old 5200 which has been hosting two tape libraries used only for monthly tape jobs.  I'm moving the libraries to a new 5230 but was curouse what this means for the archived monthly tapes. 

If i try and do a restore from one of these tapes thats say a year old will the job still try and look for the old media server or will it detect that the robots are connected to the new one?

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In NetBackup, you can

In NetBackup, you can configure the Media host override list to use the new media server to restore your older tapes. 

From the NetBackup 7.5 Administrator's Guide for Windows, page 137

Specific servers can be specified in this list as servers to perform restores,
regardless of where the files were backed up. (Both servers must be in the same
master and media server cluster.) For example, if files were backed up on media
server A, a restore request can be forced to use media server B.
The following items describe situations in which the capability to specify servers
is useful:
■ Two (or more) servers share a robot and each have connected drives.Arestore
is requested while one of the servers is either temporarily unavailable or is
busy doing backups.
A media server was removed from the NetBackup configuration, and is no
longer available.

To add a host to the Media host override list, click Add.
Click Add to All to add a host to the list for all of the hosts currently selected.
To change an entry in the list, select a host name, then click Change.
Configure the following options in the Add Media Override settings or Change
Media Override settings dialog box:
■ Original backup server
Type the name of the server where data was backed up originally.
■ Restore server
Type the name of the server that is to process future restore requests.

 

 

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In NetBackup, you can

In NetBackup, you can configure the Media host override list to use the new media server to restore your older tapes. 

From the NetBackup 7.5 Administrator's Guide for Windows, page 137

Specific servers can be specified in this list as servers to perform restores,
regardless of where the files were backed up. (Both servers must be in the same
master and media server cluster.) For example, if files were backed up on media
server A, a restore request can be forced to use media server B.
The following items describe situations in which the capability to specify servers
is useful:
■ Two (or more) servers share a robot and each have connected drives.Arestore
is requested while one of the servers is either temporarily unavailable or is
busy doing backups.
A media server was removed from the NetBackup configuration, and is no
longer available.

To add a host to the Media host override list, click Add.
Click Add to All to add a host to the list for all of the hosts currently selected.
To change an entry in the list, select a host name, then click Change.
Configure the following options in the Add Media Override settings or Change
Media Override settings dialog box:
■ Original backup server
Type the name of the server where data was backed up originally.
■ Restore server
Type the name of the server that is to process future restore requests.

 

 

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