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BE2010R2 (Win2003R2) upgrade to BE2012SP1a (Win2008R2)?

Created: 02 May 2013 | 8 comments

We had BE 2010 R2 server that corrupted somehow. So i installed a new server with BE 2012 SP1a and i tried just copy DATA and CATALOGS folders from old to new server. After that BE services won't start. 

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pkh's picture

You cannot do that because BE 2012 is quite different from BE 2010. You can try using BEMIG to upgrade your BEDB.

If the upgrade using BEMIG fails, then you would have to install BE 2010 R3, put in your Data and Catalogs directories, get a working BE and then upgrade to BE 2012.  You can download BE 2010 R3 from

CraigV's picture and install BE 2010 R3 off the link below:

Once installed and patched, you can then stop the BE services, rename/delete the Catalogs/Data folder that were created and then copy your backed up folders. If you have the same name for the server, you should be able to start the services up without any issues.


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ahoarima's picture

Server name is the same. I have now installed BE 2010 R3 and tried to copy data and catalogs folders from old server but now it says "database schema version mismatch" when i try to start services

VJware's picture

Open a command prompt & browse to the Backup Exec directory & run the following command ~ bemig

Post bemig, try restarting the services.

ahoarima's picture

Yes, that worked for me. Thanks! So now i could try upgrade to 2012?

pkh's picture

Since you have originally loaded BE 2012, you could have used BEMIG to upgrade your BEDB without loading BE 2010 R3.  I have suggested this in my earlier post.