How to update media server configuration information, including server name and domain name changes for Backup Exec 2012 and prior versions

Article:TECH38988  |  Created: 2010-01-15  |  Updated: 2014-04-21  |  Article URL http://www.symantec.com/docs/TECH38988
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How to update media server configuration information, including server name and domain name changes for Backup Exec 2012 and prior versions.

 


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In Backup Exec 2012 and prior versions, the Update Configuration for New Media Server Name option enables an administrator to update the name of a media server if it has been changed, without having to re-install Backup Exec.

The domain name can also be updated if the media server is in a different domain.

Caution: Using Update Configuration for New Media Server Name does not change the media server name in existing backup selection lists. If this task is used to update the media server name, all the selection lists that back up data from that media server must be recreated. Otherwise, the backup jobs will fail. In addition, when creating a restore job that targets the original media server, all data being restored must be redirected to the newly named media server.
You may also make a copy of the Backup Exec Database before running the utility. For that, stop SQL instance service for Backup Exec (SQL Server (BKUPEXEC) and all other BE services. Then from X:\Program Files\Symantec\Backup Exec\Data make a copy of two files bedb_dat.mdf and bedb_log.ldf. After making a copy, start the SQL service first and then start all BE services and follow the below steps.



To use the Update Configuration for New Media Server Name task:

Location of BEUtility : X:\Program Files\Dymantec\Backup Exec, where X is the drive where Backup Exec is installed



1.  Start BEUtility.

2.  Select a media server from either a media server group or from the All Media Servers subnode that has been renamed.

3. On the task pane, under Services Tasks, click Update Configuration for New Media Server Name. (Figure 1)

Figure 1
 


4. Make changes as appropriate:

Update Configuration for New Media Server Name fields
 

Item Description
Current domain name The new domain name, of which the media server is now a member.
Current media server name The new computer name of the media server.
Previous domain name The previous domain name, of which the media server was a member
Previous media server name The previous media server name.



5. Click OK.

6. When the operation completes, click Close

 

Note1: For Backup Exec 2012, some issues may be experienced when using BEUtility.exe. Please refer to Related Articles (TECH214130).

Note2: This article is not valid for Backup Exec 2014 and later releases. In these releases, the server rename does not require any manual changes.

 





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