by jadams159 » Fri Sep 06, 2013 11:20 am people like this post
I have a Server 2008 R2 VM running Veeam 6.5 and it has Enterprise manager installed on it. It is the only Veeam server in my environment. I plan to build a new 2012 VM for Veeam 7 and want to remove my 2008R2 server once the backups retire.
How do I move Enterprise manager to the 2012 VM? Or do I need to move it at all and just do a clean install on the new VM?
by v.Eremin » Fri Sep 06, 2013 11:32 am people like this post
Hi, Justin.From my perspective, instead of deploying new Virtual Machine, it might be better to perform in-place upgrade of existing VM to 2012 server. Though, prior to upgrading it, don’t forget to backup the whole VM or corresponding SQL database.
According to our users’ experience, in-place upgrade doesn’t cause any issues. Thanks.
by jadams159 » Fri Sep 06, 2013 11:42 am people like this post
I can see how that might be easier however I have a different reason for wanting to start fresh. My current Veeam server uses internal vmdks for repositories. I just racked and stacked a Data Domain 2500 and want to do some testing/analysis and have my current backup jobs still run as normal. Once my testing is done and I believe I have all the right settings on all my jobs I want to just disable the old server and let the backups expire. I don't have enough backup window to perform all the testing on one box.
Is there a way to move EM, or will I just have to start over?
by foggy » Fri Sep 06, 2013 2:39 pm people like this post
I just realized that you're considering using the new EM for the completely new Veeam B&R server. In this case there's definitely no reason to move the old database to the new VM, you can install EM from scratch. No issues coexisting with the currently deployed Veeam B&R + EM instances.
by edfops » Thu Nov 06, 2014 8:03 pm people like this post
Not sure how much work this is for you, but I've stood up a second EM server and re-added all of my Veeam servers,settings and the license file without issue. Once the license file is pushed down EM going away will not have an effect.
by B.F. » Tue Jul 18, 2017 9:58 pm people like this post
We are on v9.5 U2. When backing up the configuration via the configuration backup wizard, does it also backup the information for Enterprise Manager if it's on the same server? If not, what is the best method to migrate the EM piece along with the config backup for migration? Don't really care too much about EM historical data if it simplifies things.
by B.F. » Thu Jul 20, 2017 4:34 pm people like this post
Thanks v.Eremin. I copied over the SQL db as suggested and it appears to mostly work. When I go into the configuration \ vCenter Servers, the Plug-in Status shows "Unknown" for our vCenter server. Clicking the "Check Version" button doesn't change the status either.