I have a customer planning to replace his existing Windows Media Servers with new RHEL servers, and I'm wondering if that will cause issues when trying to use the new Media Server to restore older images. We suggested they keep the windows media servers around for restores, but they are not amenable to that. Is there a way that I can re-assign all primary image ownership from 1 Media Server to another?
They are on Netbackup v8 right now but will be upgrading to v9 as a first step.
if the backups located to MSDP storage, then you can duplicate all backups from windows media server to linux media server and at the same time change the primary copy.
If you have tapes, then zone the library to the linux media and configure netbackup. You can move the image and tape owner using the command:
bpmedia -movedb -m <mediaid> -oldserver <old_media_server> -newserver <new_server_name> -force
If a client has the linux media server to the servers list, you can do all restores
Thanks Stefanos. Is that something we can do "As required", or does every image have to be transferred over to the new Linux Media servers before the Windows Media Servers are decommissioned? In other words, can we decomm the Windows Media Servers right away and then IF we ever need to restore an older image we can do the transfer at that time?