Merge two Veeam B&R management servers

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Merge two Veeam B&R management servers

Veeam Logoby b.vanhaastrecht » Tue May 05, 2015 6:48 am

Hi,

With the backup & restore option you can migrate an entire Veeam server, and it replaces all current config. I need to merge two Veeam servers into one, and preserve both configuration like reps, proxy's, jobs, credentials ext. All config is unique.

How can I accomplish this?

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Re: Merge two Veeam B&R management servers

Veeam Logoby foggy » Tue May 05, 2015 8:47 am

I'm afraid there's no easy way to accomplish this. You would need to re-create the jobs/roles/etc. manually since only one configuration can be restored to a given backup server (there's no "merge" for configurations). However some tasks can be automated via PowerShell.
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Re: Merge two Veeam B&R management servers

Veeam Logoby b.vanhaastrecht » Tue May 05, 2015 9:22 am 1 person likes this post

Ok to bad. I've read that post, can imagine people want more migration flexbility in the config. Migration can't be fully done with PS. Busy with it right now.

Here's an example in how to migrate the credentials. Have one for jobs almost ready. But again, it's not 100% doable with PS. So GUI or Enterprise Manager functions (a-la Backup Exec with Jobs and config) would be preferable (as promised in that post in 2010 :-) )
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# Copy's users from Veeam B&R to remote Veeam B&R server
# Shortages: Does not copy the password as it is stored encrypted. Set passwords manualy after run.
#            Does not add user with a specific type, assumes it's windows. As the Get-VBRCredentials does not show a type (Veeam please add this!)
#            So this script only works for windows accounts
#            Does not preserve user unique db id
#
# Use at own risk !

Asnp VeeamPSSnapin
$RemoteVBRServer = "ic-ams1-bck01.ic.local"

$credentials = Get-VBRCredentials

ForEach ($cred in $credentials){

Invoke-Command -Comp $RemoteVBRServer -Args $cred -Scriptblock {
    Param($cred)
    Asnp VeeamPSSnapin

    Add-VBRCredentials -User $cred.Name -Password $cred.EncryptedPassword -Description $cred.Description

    }
}
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Re: Merge two Veeam B&R management servers

Veeam Logoby foggy » Tue May 05, 2015 12:13 pm

In fact, jobs migration to a new backup server was finally implemented, as it was promised (within Veeam B&R configuration backup feature). Here we are talking about more complicated scenario, merging configurations, so this is something we can keep in mind for future.

Thanks fro sharing your findings, though, much appreciated!
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[MERGED] Merge to VEEAM servers

Veeam Logoby rene@aksessikt.no » Fri Jun 09, 2017 10:39 am

Hi all.

Is there any experience in merging two servers?
I want to streamline things. In my organisation we have two VEEAM backup servers: I want to decomission one and consolidate on the newest.
How can I move my jobs an backup data to the server I want to consolidate on.
my server is connect to the backup repository NAS through iSCSI

Appreciate any help or pointers to documentation
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Re: Merge to VEEAM servers

Veeam Logoby DGrinev » Fri Jun 09, 2017 11:28 am

Hi Rene,

There is no simple way to merge two VBR servers, so you should re-create jobs and etc. manually.
Please review this thread above for additional information. Thanks!
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Re: Merge two Veeam B&R management servers

Veeam Logoby skrause » Fri Jun 09, 2017 2:08 pm

If your repositories are separate from your B&R servers, you can add the repositories to both servers and map new jobs on the server you want to use going to the existing backup files.
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