I am in the process of upgrading my media servers (2). The plan is to build a new box, migrate the files to it, install Netbackup, rename the original server, rename the new server to the original servers name, have the new server take over.
When I went to install Netbackup on the new box it immediatly asked for a license key. I am hoping I can install the license before removing the old server.
Thanks for any and all assistance.
Simply use the old server's license key.
Just be careful with name changes - NBU will add all sorts of registry entries using the temp hostname and expect to communicate with the master server as 'temp-name' while the master has no knowledge of 'temp-name'.
Also curious what 'files' you want to migrate.
Is this a disk or tape media server?
Have you seen this TN regarding media server migration?
How to replace the server hardware for a NetBackup media server without completely decommissioning the media server: