Rename managed Hyper-V server

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Rename managed Hyper-V server

Veeam Logoby nrms » Mon Feb 27, 2017 2:05 pm

Hi,

We're looking at renaming some of our Hyper-V servers to bring them in line with a new server naming convention. Servers are added to Veeam Backup and Replication 9.5 by hostname. We have on-site backups to a dedicated server, and then Backup Copy jobs to get off-site backups.

How much of a nightmare is it going to be to rename the physical Hyper-V servers whilst keeping the links to the existing backups for VMs hosted on those servers? We'd like the server names in Veeam to match the new server names, but I don't see a way to change the name of an existing managed Hyper-V server.
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Re: Rename managed Hyper-V server

Veeam Logoby DGrinev » Mon Feb 27, 2017 2:58 pm

Hi and welcome to the community.

There is no option to rename the hosts in Veeam B&R console, so you have to re-add it.
Please try to contact the support team (probably they have a workaround for such cases).

Thanks!
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Re: Rename managed Hyper-V server

Veeam Logoby nrms » Mon Feb 27, 2017 3:03 pm

Thanks. I was afraid that would be the case.
Just out of curiosity, what if we renamed the servers but had CNAME records in DNS for the existing server names; i.e. we leave the server names as they currently are in the B&R console, rename the servers and let the CNAME records link the server names?
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Re: Rename managed Hyper-V server

Veeam Logoby Mike Resseler » Mon Feb 27, 2017 4:11 pm

That should work. If you DNS system is working properly and all the components can translate that old name into the correct IP address, then I foresee no issue.
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Re: Rename managed Hyper-V server

Veeam Logoby DGrinev » Mon Feb 27, 2017 4:31 pm

I would suggest you to edit hosts file on the backup server to resolve the old host name.

Please review existing thread about similar issue. Thanks!
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Re: Rename managed Hyper-V server

Veeam Logoby nrms » Tue Feb 28, 2017 9:12 am

Thanks guys :) Will give those a try and see how we get on.
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Re: Rename managed Hyper-V server

Veeam Logoby DGrinev » Tue Feb 28, 2017 1:00 pm

The script in the referenced topic will help in your case.
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