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How to move from a clustered enterprise vault setup to a standalone enterprise vault server setup

Created: 12 Feb 2013 • Updated: 21 Feb 2013 | 3 comments
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We have enterprise vault servers (version 9.0.4) running in a two-node active passive cluster setup. We would like to get rid of the clustered setup and move on to a standalone server. Could anyone please advise on the process?

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TonySterling's picture

You could do a Data Only DR to a non-clustered EV server.  Should be pretty simple.

ferozkhan17's picture

I am not moving to a different server. I would like to use the cluster nodes for the standalone EV server. Is there a way to uninstall clustering from the cluster nodes?

ManishN's picture

The best way to go is to just do a DR  onto one of the physical nodes.

So for example.
1.       Detach the physical disks used for index, vault stores etc.  Take a note of their drive letters.
2.       Re-install windows from scratch onto one of the physical nodes.
3.       Attach the disks again with appropriate drive letters.

Re-install EV and do a DR using the recovery method of Data only backups from the Admin guide (there is also a tech article on how to do this,  Use the old EV Cluster Network name as the NETBIOS name of the new server.