Migrating the BE 3600 Appliance to the SP1 Appliance Platform

Article:TECH183034  |  Created: 2012-03-05  |  Updated: 2012-05-10  |  Article URL http://www.symantec.com/docs/TECH183034
Article Type
Technical Solution


Issue



Customers who have receieved the new Backup Exec 3600 Appliance (SP1 version) may need to migrate their Backup Exec and related data to the new platform.


Solution



 Requirements

1. Attach a keyboard and monitor directly to the new appliance to import the disk drives.

2. The same configuration information currently used on the original appliance should be applied during the initial configuration of the new appliance, including hostname/FQDN, IP address, pdde password, etc.

3. The original BE 3600 appliance must have a restorable backup set of the pre-configured Disaster Recovery backup job.

4. Any optional licenses purchased and installed on the original appliance need to be applied to the new appliance.

 

 

Steps to migrate from a BE 3600 appliance to SP1

1. Shut down the BE 3600 appliance that is being replaced and delete the computer entry in Active Directory (if using a Domain) in order to add the new appliance in a later step. 

2. Install the new BE 3600 SP1 appliance into the rack as described in Chapter 2 – Hardware Installation of the Getting Started Guide. Chapter 3 – Configuration of the Getting Started Guide.

3. Remove the 4 disk drives from the front of the original appliance and insert the disk drives into the front of the new appliance. Be sure to replace the disk drives into the same slots as in the original appliance. Label the drives or replacement them one at a time to ensure correct installation.

4. Attach a keyboard and monitor to the new appliance to import the disk configuration.

5. Turn on the new appliance and press the <Esc> key immediately to view text as the appliance boots.

6. Wait for the on-screen instruction for foreign disk detection and press <F> to import the disk configuration. Then press any key to continue at the next prompt.

7. When the new appliance boots into Windows, the keyboard and monitor can be removed.

8. Connect your Windows PC or laptop to NIC1/eth0 on the rear panel of the appliance as described in

9. Log in to the appliance through a remote PowerShell session using the appliance’s private IP address; 172.16.111.111.

a. On your Windows computer; go to Start > Programs > Accessories > Windows PowerShell > Windows PowerShell.

 

Figure 1 - PowerShell Prompt

 a. At the PS> prompt type:

set-item wsman:\localhost\Client\TrustedHosts -value "*" 

b. At the prompt, press <Enter> to confirm.

c. Type: 

Enter-PSSession -ComputerName 172.16.111.111 -Configuration appliance -Credential administrator

d. Login at the prompt with P@ssw0rd as the password.

 

 10. Enter the PowerShell command:

      Prepare-ForDR

11. Exit the PowerShell session.

12. Run through the initial configuration as described in Chapter 3 – Configuration of the Getting Started Guide using the same hostname, deduplication credentials, and other settings as in the original appliance. During this process the original deduplication storage folder is imported into Backup Exec.

13. After the appliance reboots, login and go to the Appliance Web UI > Manage > Remote launch page.

14. Launch the Backup Exec Remote Administration Console.

15. If any additional licenses were used on the original appliance, install them from Tools > Install Options and License Keys on this Media Server…

16. Perform an inventory on the Appliance_Dedupe_<ApplianceName> device. Refer to the “About inventorying media” section in the Symantec Backup Exec 2010 Administrator’s Guide.

17. Perform a restore that includes the following selections and configurations from the last backup. Refer to the “Restoring Data” section in the Symantec Backup Exec 2010 Administrator’s Guide.

i. Select D:\BackupExec\BEDB\BEDB.bak

ii. Add the following post command for the job:

            PrepareBEDBRecovery.bat

   For details on POST commands refer to “Pre/post commands for backup or restore jobs” section in the Symantec Backup Exec 2010 Administrator’s Guide.

iii. Set “Restore over existing files” in the job properties. Refer to the “Restoring data by setting job properties” section in the Symantec Backup Exec 2010 Administrator’s Guide.

iv. If no backup set can be seen when creating the restore job, you need to perform a catalog job on all media in the deduplication folder.

18. After the restore job completes successfully, reboot the appliance.

19. If the appliance was part of a CASO environment and the CAS shows alerts saying it is denying requests from the media server to join because it already exists in the database, you need to:

     a. Stop BE services on both the CAS and MMS

     b. Delete the Backup Exec\Data\msgq*.dat files on both the CAS and MMS.




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