Decommissioning an existing NetBackup environment
Greetings fine NetBackup folks!
I’m a NetBackup “n00b” so first, thank you all in advance for being patient with me =]
Our Backup Admin no longer works with us and I’ve inherited the Backup process and had a quick pass down of information before he left. I'm hoping the Symantec/NetBackup Community can help me with this question. Here’s the scenario:
In our remote sites, we have NetBackup 188.8.131.52 configured on VMWare Servers
- Windows Server 2008 R2
- 1 Master Server, 1 Media Server
We’re using what I think is referred to as an “MSDP” (Media Server Deduplication Pool). We’ve recently deployed a NetBackup 5220 Appliance configured as the Master/Media server at one of our remote sites and would like to decommission their existing, VMWare NetBackup environment. One of the pass down that the previous Backup Administrator mentioned was that there’s a process to decommission a media server and not to just simply turn it off. I’ve read the ‘Decommissioning a media server’ Guide and it looks like it is referenced and geared towards Media Servers that uses Tape as the Storage Unit.
I’ve pointed all Backups to the new 5220 Appliance and made all the Clients pointing to the Appliance as their new Master Server. Since we now have an NBU Appliance configured for Backups at this site and that the existing Backup environment doesn’t use Tape as storage, can we simply just power off these VMs after the Backup Images have expired?