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Migrate BE 2010 R3 to NetBackup

Created: 16 Apr 2013 • Updated: 24 Apr 2013 | 4 comments
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I am migrating from backup exec 2010 r3 to netbackup.
Are there any migration articles? I see lots of articles for upgrading from 2010 to 2012. I need to know if I have to remove the backup exec client or if I can install both clients side by side in case the netbackup has problems.

Any major differences between the 2 would also be helpful.

Thanks,

Justin

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CraigV's picture

Hi,

 

HUGE differences between the 2...BE is aimed at small, to medium-sized companies with NBU being aimed at enterprise-level. Check the links below to see the differences:

https://www-secure.symantec.com/connect/forums/dif...

http://www.backupexecfaq.com/how-does-backup-exec-...

There is also no upgrade whatsoever between the 2. You need to uninstall BE and all the remote agents, and then install NBU. If you don't know how too, head on over to the forum below:

https://www-secure.symantec.com/connect/backup-and...

Before installing NBU, make sure to grab copies of the Data/Catalogs folders in case you need them in future.

Thanks!

 

Alternative ways to access Backup Exec Technical Support:

https://www-secure.symantec.com/connect/blogs/alte...

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teiva-boy's picture

You can stop the BE services and install NBU on it.  And leave the services in a "Disabled," state.  This makes migrations much easier.

There is an online portal, save yourself the long hold times. Create ticket online, then call in with ticket # in hand :-) http://mysupport.symantec.com "We backup data to restore, we don't backup data just to back it up."

j.durlewanger's picture

ok. thanks for the information guys. I will start reading. I'm glad I can just set the services to disabled. that will make things much easier!

teiva-boy's picture

Yup swapping backup products is never fun.  Never.  

 

Just remember a few things.

1.  Reading tapes from BackupExec into NBU is fun fun fun.  (Sarcasm ENABLED)

2.  Don't forget general house cleaning to eventually REMOVE all BE files from your servers when you get a chance during you rnext maintenance window.  

There is an online portal, save yourself the long hold times. Create ticket online, then call in with ticket # in hand :-) http://mysupport.symantec.com "We backup data to restore, we don't backup data just to back it up."