Hardware + Software Upgrade using BE2012
I need your comments with regards to this scenarios. I inherited this network from a previous IT staff.
The Tape Drive (HP Storageworks ULTRIUM 1760 SAS Internal Tape Drive / G2 / Autoloader) is currently connected to a Domain Controller server (DC01). It uses Symantec BackupExec 12.5 for Windows which is also installed on the same server DC01 using Server 2003 Std. 64 bit.
All the catalogue are saved on same server as well.
The tape drive became faulty due to the heads are overused (5 years already) and HP recommends to replace the entire unit with the same model.
I want the new tape drive to be installed to a different server called SRV01 (Server 2008 Ent 32 Bit) instead to DC01 which is a Domain Controller.
Also, I want to use Symantec BackupExec 2012 to be installed on SRV01 server where the new tape drive will be installed too.
We only use backup to tape using incremental and full backup and nothing else.
Since there are loads of changes like the Physical Server, Operating System and the Backup software:
1. Will the restore work properly using BackupExec 2012 that I used to backup from the old version BackupExec 12.5?
2. Is there anything that I should consider before making these changes?
Your suggestion will highly be appreciated.