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Convert NetBackup 7.1 Master/Media server from Unix to Windows

Created: 08 May 2012 • Updated: 09 May 2012 | 2 comments
Willie_SA's picture
This issue has been solved. See solution.

I want to convert a UNIX SOLARIS 10 Master/Media server with NetBackup 7.1 from Unix to Windows.

Any advice? Are there any procedures documented on this?

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mph999's picture


This can only be done with a Symantec Partner who offeres the service.

It cannot be done 'in house' or by Technical support

The differencies in the database between unix and windows require special tools to complete the job correctly.

It is NOT supported to attempt this manually / inhouse, and doing so will possibly lead to dataloss  and a system in such a state that Symantec will be unable to repair.



Regards,  Martin
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Marianne's picture

In support of Martin's excellent post, see this TN:

PS: there are 3 resellers is SA who are trained/qualified/certified to do NBU catalog manipulation. Local Symantec office can give you details.

Supporting Storage Foundation and VCS on Unix and Windows as well as NetBackup on Unix and Windows
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