We are upgrading from 7.5 to 8.1.2. We have a mix of *nix and Windows clients. When I do a manual upgrade on one of the Windows clients I am asked to verify the master fingerprint and to enter a token.
I’m still a little confused on this part of the install. If you don’t use a token it warns that backups may fail. Are tokens required for the 8.1.* clients? If so, do you have to issue a token for each of the clients (we have thousands)? Also, if the token is not required am I jeopardizing the security of master/client communication if I leave them out? Mostly looking for best practices when upgrading thousands of clients.
Please confirm the security level set on the master server. If it set the "Very High" then you have provided the token for each client.
Some great info, thanks! Because we couldn't shut down our current masters and halt production backups we opted to create a new set of master/media servers with 8.1.1 (soon to be 8.1.2) and then append the clients with the new master/media server lists. I'm not sure if that was the best solution but it's where we are at.
That's good to hear that we can reuse the tokens for clients rather than having to create a new one for each client. Is there a limit to how many uses we can set for a token (infinity)? Are there some best practices on how to use tokens - one for *nix clients and one for Windows?