About upgrading from previous versions of Backup Exec
|Article:HOWTO73273|||||Created: 2012-03-02|||||Updated: 2012-03-16|||||Article URL http://www.symantec.com/docs/HOWTO73273|
You can use the Backup Exec installation media to upgrade from Backup Exec version 12.5 and later to the current version. The current version of Backup Exec replaces any previous versions. Separate installations of different versions of Backup Exec cannot exist on the same computer. Most settings and all catalogs and all data directories from previous versions of Backup Exec are kept, unless you choose to remove them. This version of Backup Exec can read and restore data from any previous version of Backup Exec or Backup Exec for NetWare, except where Symantec has made end-of-life decisions.
When you upgrade, Backup Exec automatically converts your existing definitions, configurations, and jobs to the current version. After the migration has completed, Backup Exec displays a Data Migration report. In this report, you can see how your jobs were migrated. Due to the new backup paradigm in Backup Exec 2012, some of your jobs may be combined, split, or moved.
Backup Exec 2012 provides backward compatibility as follows:
A Remote Administration Console that uses a previous version of Backup Exec cannot be used with a Backup Exec server on which the current version is installed. For example, a Backup Exec 2010 Remote Administration Console cannot manage a Backup Exec 2012 Backup Exec server.
Before you upgrade Backup Exec, do the following:
You cannot change the configuration of your Backup Exec servers during an installation. For example, you cannot change an administration server to a managed server. If you want to change the configuration of your Backup Exec servers, do it either before or after you upgrade to the current version. You cannot change the database location during the upgrade process. If you want to change the database location after the upgrade, use BEUtility.
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