[Veritas-bu] Netbackup Move
JMARTI05 at intersil.com
Sat Dec 13 23:29:38 CST 2008
Disagreeing with Ed is usually bad juju but in this case I've done
several doman migrations on Master/Media running 5.1 and 6.0 without
issue on Windows 2003. Netbackup doesn't seem to care that your host's
FQDN is changing from server.domain.xyz to server.domain.abc. As long
as your clients forward / reverse DNS is working everything should be
fine. If your client's bp.confs are using the FQDN then yes you will
need to change this on all your clients.
Further, its not the cleanest thing in the world but if you absolutely
had to change your server's name despite the woeful news below you can
still happily do restores from your catalog, you just have to manage
your IMAGES folder manually and take care not to overwrite the media.
This is the back bone of my current DR technique and I've tested it
several times and it works flawlessly.
Finally, your master server does not care where data gets restored to so
you can change the name and domain of both your master and client and
you will still be able to restore data. Per my note above, just note
than changing the master's name makes things tricky. As usual make sure
you have a complete catalog backup before you do anything.
Good luck! If you get stuck give me a shout.
From: veritas-bu-bounces at mailman.eng.auburn.edu
[mailto:veritas-bu-bounces at mailman.eng.auburn.edu] On Behalf Of Ed Wilts
Sent: Saturday, December 13, 2008 11:30 PM
To: Mike Day
Cc: veritas-bu at mailman.eng.auburn.edu
Subject: Re: [Veritas-bu] Netbackup Move
On Sat, Dec 13, 2008 at 6:23 PM, Mike Day <mike.day at inovis.com> wrote:
On Monday I will be moving my Netbackup server to a new office.
I've never done a move like this but it seems to me like this
should not be difficult. Here are the steps I think I need to do:
2. Change the 1st 'Server =' line to the name of the server
on the 'bp.conf'. It will have the same server name but the domain will
be a new trusted domain.
This suggests to me that you're changing the name of the master server.
This is not supported and simply changing the host name like this will
Since I will be using the same catalog I will be able to restore
the files from my old clients to the new clients if necessary. I will
be using the same LTO-3 tapes from the other office. The only stuff I
think I will need to restore are the from the Windows Exchange server
which moved to the same office Netbackup is moving to a few weeks ago
and a Windows file server that is being moved to a different office.
If the master server name changes, your original catalog will not work.
There are embedded server names in the various files, including the
device manager. The fully qualified master server name must not change.
A few people have done it without Symantec Professional Services but
it's non-trivial and it's very unlikely you'll have a detailed task list
in place by Monday.
Ed Wilts, RHCE, BCFP, BCSD, SCSP, SCSE
ewilts at ewilts.org
-------------- next part --------------
An HTML attachment was scrubbed...
More information about the Veritas-bu