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Can master server be migrated to new hardware without catalog recovery

Created: 25 Mar 2014 • Updated: 23 Apr 2014 | 2 comments
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I will be upgrading our current master server ( running on W2k3 to new hardware with Win sever 2008. I am aware of the migration procedure using catalog backup and recovery

The netbackup is installed on the D: drive which is SAN disk. Being a large environment our Full catalog backup takes around 8-9 hrs.
We have quiet busy backup environment so using the catalog restore will take longer downtime to migrate to the new server.

Is it possible to use the cloned san disk (d: drive)  from the old  server and present it to the new Netbackup server. Trying to figure out what would be the best route to use this cloned disk.

After that can I install the netbackup on the exiting installation (same path) on D: drive to finish migration without doing the restore from catalog.

Or Just do the clean install (same path) and copy the everyting under the \veritas folder from existing disk to new disk.

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frank.butler's picture

I would think that anything outside of the catalog recovery method would be unsupported by Symantec

Though your logic seems sound provided the install path and versions remain static.

Though you will need to have all NBU daemons stopped during the whole process to eliminate and catalog variances

SymTerry's picture

What you might be looking for is a non-clustered NetBackup master server, see HOWTO44576. This is not a light hearted process but allows for not having to do a catalog restore. It's still always recommended you have a catalog back in case there is corruption. 

The only other supported method is a catalog restore.