[Veritas-bu] Master migration to new server. 2 masters to consolidate to one.

Ed Wilts ewilts at ewilts.org
Tue Mar 8 19:07:58 CST 2005

On Wed, Mar 09, 2005 at 11:55:27AM +1100, Daniel Lupton wrote:
> I am not sure about the name change but migrating the catalogue from UNIX
> to Windows is not easy if  possible at all. I have attempted this the other
> way round (Windows to Linux). We tried to import the catalogue from the
> catalogue backup (we knew it would not work but thought we would give it a
> shot). We tried to convert the binary image and media catalogue to ASCII,
> ftp them to the new server and then import them into the new server. This
> failed because apparently the media database does not convert from binary
> to ASCII. The only solution for us is to import each tape manually.

We successfully migrated our master from Windows to Solaris back on 3.4.
The catalog was all ASCII but it was still a very complex problem that
took us a couple of attempts before we got it right.  It's not for the
faint of heart and I can see why Veritas doesn't support it.  It's not
just the catalog that is fun to migrate - it's also the policies, the
media database, etc.

> As for changing the name, we will be addressing this in the next week or so
> in our test environment as we change the new name of our NetBackup server
> due to a new naming convention. If you find any tips/info please let us all
> know!

I don't think is easy either...  The easiest thing to do is tell whoever
you were sharing the name with before that you have to keep it and make
them take a new name.  Yes, I know that doesn't always work...

Ed Wilts, Mounds View, MN, USA
mailto:ewilts at ewilts.org

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