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Migrate Virtual VB&R to Physical Server (For tape jobs)

Post by guillermo.lozano » Aug 28, 2013 12:04 pm

Hi Community,

Currently I’m running v6.5.0.144 with this scheme:

Two Virtual Windows 2008 R2 VB&R servers (one that handles backups and the other is on the DR site managing replications) with four different proxies (2 for source and 2 for destination).
I have 6 jobs on each server & I chain one job after the other using PowerShell remote.
All jobs proxies are working on Network Mode, since it's faster for doing concurrent non-stop jobs.
The backup repositories are two virtual disks on the backup server on the VMware Data store that contains the VB&R Backup Server VM.

I want to migrate the virtual backup server to a physical server with v7 to take advantage of the tape archive, leaving the backup proxies as virtual.

What is the best way to accomplish this so I don't have to do all my backups all over again in a new repository?

Thank you.
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Guillermo.-

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Re: Migrate Virtual VB&R to Physical Server (For tape jobs)

Post by foggy » Aug 28, 2013 12:45 pm

Guillermo, since restoring configuration backup from v6.5 onto a fresh v7 is not supported in this release, the proper way to keep your current jobs and settings would be to perform an in-place upgrade of you current v6.5 to v7, backup its configuration (using built-in configuration backup functionality), and then restore the configuration to the new v7 installation on a physical server. Do not forget that v7 backup server only supports 64-bit OS now. Thanks!

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Re: Migrate Virtual VB&R to Physical Server (For tape jobs)

Post by guillermo.lozano » Aug 28, 2013 1:51 pm

Hi Foggy, thanks for the quick reply.

What do you think i should do about the repositories?
I don't have that much space on the physical server and i would like to keep them in the same place to avoid to do the backups again.

Thanks.
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Guillermo.-

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Re: Migrate Virtual VB&R to Physical Server (For tape jobs)

Post by foggy » Aug 28, 2013 1:56 pm

There is a procedure to move existing backups to the new repository, should help.

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Re: Migrate Virtual VB&R to Physical Server (For tape jobs)

Post by guillermo.lozano » Aug 29, 2013 8:08 pm

Great, I'll Check it out.

Thanks.
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Re: Migrate Virtual VB&R to Physical Server (For tape jobs)

Post by guillermo.lozano » Mar 07, 2014 11:31 am 2 people like this post

For anyone that encounters this post, please check this post in case you would like to avoid moving Veeam to a physical server: http://forums.veeam.com/tape-f29/v7-sha ... 17951.html

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