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Moving Backup Exec 2012 SP3 to a new server

Created: 30 Jan 2014 • Updated: 27 Feb 2014 | 1 comment
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Our HP Proliant DL 180 G5 server (runs Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1) , where two years ago we installed Backup Exec 2012 on, is reaching the end of it's lifetime so we plan to buy a new server (probably we will install Windows Server 2012 R2 OS on it). I need the steps which have to be done in order to migrate Backup Exec 2012 SP3 to a new server. We have not decided yet whether the new server will have the same DNS computer name as existing server or different one so I need the steps for both scenarios. We use deduplication disk on SAN and IBM Tape Library as backup storage.

Thanks in advance!

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CraigV's picture


In order to do the move, check the TN below:

Also, Server 2012 and R2 are not supported as a media would need to stick with Windows Server 2008 R2 for now. This is being addressed with BE 2012 R2, as per below:

So my advice would be to install Win2K8 R2 on the new server and use the TN below to move your current data to the new media server.


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