[Veritas-bu] Steps to change Master Server Name

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Mon Feb 22 14:37:03 CST 2010


I only need to duplicate the master server and its database on another host and not run concurrent backups, hence the need to change the server name.  I need an identical build of the production environment to test upgrades to 6.5 MP4 and note problems and issues that arise after the upgrade.


Lightner, Jeff wrote:
> In a DR you'd typically set the name of the DR server to what the
> original master had been.   The only reason I could see for keeping
> original DR server name is that you intend to run whatever was already
> on it concurrently with the NetBackup master you're about to load and
> that would complicate your life incredibly.
> 
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> Yes you correct, I am looking to copy the catalog and its database to
> the new host in order to test upgrading and locate break/fix issues
> prior to the upgrade.  I need to have as much of the master server
> functionality as possible.  The question I have is what needs to be done
> in 5.1 MP4 version to change master server entries in the associated
> databases?
> 
> Surprising this is an issue in Netbackup if one had to DR a box to a
> different hostname, the inability to name the master something else.
> 
> 
> mdonaldson wrote:
> 
> > Are you planning to copy your existing backup catalog (image database)
> > over to the new environment?  If so, then the master server name is
> > buried in that database it's a far-from-casual process to rename the
> > master server.  There is no published process for it and Symantec will
> > want to charge you for professional services to do this for you.
> > 
> > If you're just going to create a new master server with it's own
> > database, then it's simply a matter of building a new environment. 
> > 
> > If you're going to do backups of one client to both environments,
> > 
> change
> 
> > the first SERVER entry in the client's bp.conf file, that's the one
> > 
> that
> 
> > should point to that client's master server.  It really should only
> > matter, though, for client initiated actions, like restores.
> > 
> > A media server would be more complex, I'd suggest not trying to
> > dual-master a media server.
> > 
> > -M
> > 
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> > 
> > 
> > I plan to replicate a production environment on a test server, but I
> > need to change the master server name as the test environment will not
> > be isolated.  Anyone out there have success with the process?  The
> > environment is Netbackup 5.1 MP4 on solaris 9 and 10 OS.
> > 
> > 
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