Replacing Net backup Configuration on New server with Net backup 8.1


Hi,

Greatings to all !!!


I have a Netbackup master Server with 8.1 and itself MSDP disc is configured.
As Per my Requirement i need to Replace my master server and its Storage with new Server.

Existing Server:

1.Netbackup 8.1
2.Windows 2008
3.MSDP 10TB
4.TLD with a single Tape Drive
5.RAM 8GB

New Server:

1.Netbackup 8.1
2.Windows 2012
3.MSDP 18TB
4.TLD with a single Tape Drive
5.RAM 25GB

My question is,Is it possible migrate existing backup data from old server to new server.If yes please help me with your suggestion.

Thanks,

M.sivasankar

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Re: Replacing Net backup Configuration on New server with Net backup 8.1

@MSivasankar

Apologies for the late reply - your post somehow 'got lost' in the system.

It seems you won't be using the same disk/lun for MSDP on the new master, right? 
If that is the case, best to duplicate/migrate everything off MSDP and decommission existing MSDP config:

Steps to remove NetBackup Media Server Deduplication Pool (MSDP) configuration from a NetBackup environment
https://www.veritas.com/support/en_US/article.TECH150431

 You will then configure the new storage as new MSDP pool on the new master/media server.

About migrating NBU to new server, see this TN: 

Using catalog backup and recovery to transfer NetBackup catalogs between Windows master servers as part of a hardware refresh http://www.veritas.com/docs/000041076

Please take note of additional steps regarding catalog backup and restore from 8.1 onwards -
As from version 8.1, a disaster recovery package is created during each catalog backup. The package is encrypted with the passphrase that you set.
When you install the same NBU version on the new server, be sure to install NetBackup in  'disaster recovery mode'.

See Disaster recovery packages and Recovering the catalog  in NetBackup Administrator's Guide, Volume I 

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Re: Replacing Net backup Configuration on New server with Net backup 8.1

Hi,

Its a bit tricky since you've got an MSDP configured on the master.

If you have duplicated all images on the MSDP to tape I would expire all the images in it, delete the MSDP and all traces of it, then perform a normal catalog recovery on the new master, and create a fresh MSDP.

Re: Replacing Net backup Configuration on New server with Net backup 8.1

Hello,

 

Add new media server with MSDP in existing Master server.

Duplicate all the images to that media server.

Decommission the MSDP from existing Master server.

Refer:

https://www.veritas.com/support/en_US/article.TECH150431

Take catalog backup of Master server. Recommended to tape.

Bring down the existing master server.

Configure the New Master server with same NBU version, Installation path and Master server name.

Perform the catalog recovery. Smiley Happy

Regards,

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Re: Replacing Net backup Configuration on New server with Net backup 8.1

@MSivasankar

Apologies for the late reply - your post somehow 'got lost' in the system.

It seems you won't be using the same disk/lun for MSDP on the new master, right? 
If that is the case, best to duplicate/migrate everything off MSDP and decommission existing MSDP config:

Steps to remove NetBackup Media Server Deduplication Pool (MSDP) configuration from a NetBackup environment
https://www.veritas.com/support/en_US/article.TECH150431

 You will then configure the new storage as new MSDP pool on the new master/media server.

About migrating NBU to new server, see this TN: 

Using catalog backup and recovery to transfer NetBackup catalogs between Windows master servers as part of a hardware refresh http://www.veritas.com/docs/000041076

Please take note of additional steps regarding catalog backup and restore from 8.1 onwards -
As from version 8.1, a disaster recovery package is created during each catalog backup. The package is encrypted with the passphrase that you set.
When you install the same NBU version on the new server, be sure to install NetBackup in  'disaster recovery mode'.

See Disaster recovery packages and Recovering the catalog  in NetBackup Administrator's Guide, Volume I 

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Re: Replacing Net backup Configuration on New server with Net backup 8.1

Thanks To all for your valuable sugestion.

M.Sivasankar