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Created: 06 Sep 2013 • Updated: 06 Sep 2013 | 3 comments
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Planning to peform a migratin for "Backup Exec from one system to another with the same version of BE, Windows with different computer name."

I have refered the below document and It gave me most of information to proceed to migration.

Got a doubt at one point :

IV, 5. Rename the DataPartition name for the Backup Exec Database that was copied.

While remaining the Backup Exec database in step b, Which server needs to given???

Steps are below :

Refer to the steps mentioned below:

a. Start the SQL Server (BKUPEXEC) service or SQL Service where Backup Exec is installed.
b. Open a command prompt and type Sqlcmd -E -S servername\BKUPEXEC
c. If successfully connected to the server, the following prompt appears: 1>  This indicates a connection to the Backup Exec instance using Sqlcmd (see Figure 8).

Operating Systems:

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Jaydeep S's picture

You need to perform this step if the new server that you are migrating to would have a different server name. If you are decommissioning the old server and reeplacing it with a new server name and planning on keeping the same server name, this step is not required.

This step tests and makes the connection to the database

Sqlcmd -E -S servername\BKUPEXEC

Steps below make the actual name change (Use the exact syntex as mentioned in the technote)

Use bedb
SELECT partitionname FROM datapartition
UPDATE DataPartition SET PartitionName='<this server name>' WHERE PartitionID =0
SELECT PartitionName FROM DataPartition
Edit: Both the server names mentioned in the process are the New Server's Name.

RahulG's picture

You need to enter the new server name