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Veeam backup server migration with backup repository

Post by paarth164 » Dec 03, 2018 2:14 pm

Hi,

We have Veeam backup server as a VM running on VMware vsphere with local backup repositories (D and E Drive makes one Scale out Repo).
Now we are planning to migrate this VM on a physical server with all backup stored on that VM.

Here are steps that I have planned.

1. On existing backup server - Create a new Backup repository pointing to new physical server
2. Add that backup repo to the scale out repository
3. Evacuate backups from local repos on VM to newly added backup repository
4. Remove old backup repository extents (D and E local drives)
5. Take configuration backup
6. On new physical server - Veeam B&R installation
7. Configuration backup migaration

Am I missing anything? Or these steps will help me achieve my task? please suggest any better alternative possible way.

Thanks,
Parth

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Re: Veeam backup server migration with backup repository

Post by DGrinev » Dec 03, 2018 3:12 pm

Hi Parth and welcome to the community!

The plan is looking good!
I'd expect these steps to achieve your goal without issues.
Please review the blog post about SOBR as it contains useful information. Thanks!

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Re: Veeam backup server migration with backup repository

Post by Alex Uryumtsev » Dec 03, 2018 3:32 pm

Hi Parth,

The only thing that I want to add is that you need to put your Scale-out Repositories to the Maintenance mode, before adding new extent. For the reference, please follow the link.

If you have any questions left, let me know.

BR,
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Re: Veeam backup server migration with backup repository

Post by paarth164 » Dec 04, 2018 11:58 am 1 person likes this post

Thanks DGrinev and Alex for your valuable replies.

And Yes, Alex I had that thought in mind because evacuation can only be done when a repo is under maintenance mode.

Thanks again for your help guys, appreciated.

Best Regards,
Parth

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Re: Veeam backup server migration with backup repository

Post by foggy » Dec 04, 2018 1:32 pm

After that you would probably want to get rid of the scale-out repository and switch the new extent back to a normal repository and, finally, re-point all existing jobs to it - for that you would need to rescan the new repository and edit the jobs to map them to existing backup files.

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