How to copy media server configuration to a file and apply the copied media server configuration.

Article:TECH37072  |  Created: 2010-01-25  |  Updated: 2014-02-26  |  Article URL http://www.symantec.com/docs/TECH37072
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How to copy media server configuration to a file and apply the copied media server configuration to the same or different media server running the same version of Backup Exec.


Solution



The function of Copy Media Server Configuration exists in BE 11 - BE 2010 R3. This option is no longer available for BE 2012.


This fuction only copies the items mentioned below. To copy all settings (and for BE 2012), use the Copy Database function and steps mentioned in http://www.symantec.com/docs/TECH129826
 

 

Copy Media Server Configuration enables a copy of the configuration information for a media server to a configuration file that can be stored on a hard disk location on a network. Using this configuration file, the media server's configuration information can be applied to other media servers with the same version of Backup Exec in an environment.


 
Configuration information that can be copied includes :

  1. Jobs, including backup, restore, and report jobs
  2. Policies, templates and selection lists
  3. Logon information
  4. Media sets
  5. Other information such as job defaults, error handling rules, alert configuration, and default schedule data.

 

Items NOT migrated:

  1. Media sets that are not currently assigned to a job.
  2. Single instance jobs (i.e. Jobs not scheduled and are set to run only once)

 

Apply Copied Media Server Configuration:  Enables the media server configuration information—that was copied using the task Copy Media Server Configuration—to be applied to other media servers in the Backup Exec environment.

 

TO COPY MEDIA SERVER CONFIGURATION TO A FILE (ORIGINAL SERVER):
 
1. Navigate to the Backup Exec installation directory (<local_drive>:\Program Files\Symantec\Backup Exec) and run BEUtility.exe.
2. Expand Known Media Server and then expand All Media Servers to see the Backup Exec server name on the right.

NOTE: If there are no servers listed, right-click on All Media Servers > select New Media Server > enter the name of the media server and click OK
 
3. In the right window pane, right-click the Backup Exec media server and select Copy Media Server Configuration.
4. Enter the user name (Domain\User Name ) and password with administrative rights on the Backup Exec server.
5. Browse/Enter the desired location of the configuration file and click OK.
6. Click Close one the Operation Progress window shows completed.


 
TO APPLY COPIED MEDIA SERVER CONFIGURATION (NEW SERVER):

1.Stop Backup Exec Services

2. Navigate to the Backup Exec installation directory (<local_drive>:\Program Files\Symantec\Backup Exec) and run BEUtility.exe.
3. Expand Known Media Server and then expand All Media Servers to see the Backup Exec server name on the right.

NOTE: If there are no servers listed, right-click on All Media Servers > select New Media Server > enter the name of the media server and click OK.
 
4. In the right window pane, right-click the Backup Exec media server and select Apply copied media server configuration.
5. Enter the user credentials (Domain\User Name ) and password with administrative rights on the Backup Exec server.
6. Browse/Enter the location of the configuration file which is to be copied and click OK.
7. Click Close on the Operation Progress window when it shows completed.

8. Restart Backup Exec Services

 


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