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Migrating Veeam Server from P to V

Post by JohnnyW2M » Nov 15, 2012 8:35 pm

Hi Guys,

For the past few years I have been running my Veeam Backup and Replication from a physical blade. I want to move it into my VMWare environment and was thinking of using the VMware converter to do this. I am a little concerned because I have an iSCSI connection on that blade to my SAN, it is configured as the second drive on the machine.

Is this a good way to do this or is there a better way. If there is anything that I should be concerned about please let me know.

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John

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Re: Migrating Veeam Server from P to V

Post by Vitaliy S. » Nov 15, 2012 9:04 pm

Hi John,

Not sure that P2V is the best/easiest way to move your backup server to the virtual environment. I would recommend to migrate your physical server to the virtual machine with a configuration backup/restore feature (new in 6.5). It will allow you to preserve your existing backup configuration/jobs etc. Once you do this, you can configure back the in-guest iSCSI connection to your SAN.

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Re: Migrating Veeam Server from P to V

Post by JohnnyW2M » Nov 15, 2012 9:47 pm

I don't have version 6.5 yet. I can still preserver the existing backup config by restoring the SQL db that Veeam uses, correct? I can just reinstall the software and point it to the restored database.

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Re: Migrating Veeam Server from P to V

Post by Vitaliy S. » Nov 15, 2012 10:08 pm

Definitely! Please search these forums for the detailed procedure on how to migrate Veeam B&R configuration database to another server.

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