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Change Repository IP Address

Veeam Logoby augsysad » Tue Nov 28, 2017 1:17 am

Hi,

I am having some trouble changing the IP Address of a Windows Server Repository. The box in question only hosts the Repository role and is moving to a different subnet, but there doesn't seem to be an option to change the IP address of it. I have a decent amount of data I want to avoid recopying across. Before I mess things up by trying to add a new repository with an existing backup chain on it, is there a 'proper' way of doing this. I have seen a KB article for repositories that are created using SMB/Shared Folder but not for Windows Server repositories created using IP address.

Thanks
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Re: Change Repository IP Address

Veeam Logoby Mike Resseler » Tue Nov 28, 2017 8:15 am

Hi Alex,

Just to be sure:
1. You have a VBR server, and an additional server which is your repository. You added this by IP-address and not by hostname. Is that correct?
2. You will change the IP of that repository server to another subnet (and I assume the networking part is all ready)

If this is the case:
Personally I have never done this type of operation but: One of the great things about B&R is that you won't need to recopy. If you are going to re-ip it, then chances are big that you will need to re-add it to the infrastructure and do a rescan. Most probably you will need to change the jobs also to point to the "new" repository (so that they continue to use the correct chain. See here for more information: https://www.veeam.com/kb1729
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Re: Change Repository IP Address

Veeam Logoby foggy » Fri Dec 01, 2017 5:36 pm

You can also try this solution.
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[MERGED] How to change backup repository IP address

Veeam Logoby hyvokar » Tue Mar 20, 2018 2:43 pm

Hi!

I've moved our test storage server to production and to another site.
I've changed the ip settings on our dns servers correspondingly.

The backup storage has been set in Veeam by it's name.
When I try to rescan the storage, it still tries connecting old IP address?
How can I change this?

20.3.2018 16:41:17 Error [remotebackup.domain.local] Microsoft Windows server discovery failed Error: The RPC server is unavailable.

RPC function call failed. Function name: [GetSvcVersion]. Target machine: [old-ip-address].

20.3.2018 16:41:18 Error Failed to rescan repository Remotebu02 Error: Access is denied.

RPC function call failed. Function name: [GetSvcVersion]. Target machine: [new-ip-address].
20.3.2018 16:41:19 Error Host discovery failed
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Re: How to change backup repository IP address

Veeam Logoby DGrinev » Tue Mar 20, 2018 2:50 pm

Hi,

Please review this topic with a couple useful links containing solutions. Thanks!
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Re: Change Repository IP Address

Veeam Logoby hyvokar » Tue Mar 20, 2018 4:24 pm

cant add repository ; failed to connect installer service

cant add the new windows server ; the server by the same name already exists

cannot remove the server ; since it's used by the current repository

cannot remove the repository; since it's used by the offsite copy job.

So ended up deleting the whole job.
Server deleted with warnings, (could not connect to server, since it's still trying to use old ip address)

Added new server, added new backup repository, rescanned repository, decrypted the backups, created new backup copy job, mapped old backup...

This process should be simplified a bit.
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Re: Change Repository IP Address

Veeam Logoby v.Eremin » Tue Mar 20, 2018 5:42 pm

Just out of curiosity - have tried the PS script mentioned in the KB article? Thanks.
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Re: Change Repository IP Address

Veeam Logoby hyvokar » Tue Mar 20, 2018 7:37 pm

Nope. Dont really see why I should change vcenter ip address if my backup repository changes IP.
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Re: Change Repository IP Address

Veeam Logoby foggy » Fri Mar 30, 2018 3:18 pm

You can change repository IP in the database using the same script.
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