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Moving catalogs from old to new server

Created: 07 Nov 2008 • Updated: 23 May 2010 | 1 comment

I had to install a new backup server (backup-srv2), and set it up with a fresh install of backup exec 12.5. I would like to move all the catalog and media info from the old server (backup-srv1, also running be 12.5) to the new one.

 

How do I do that?

 

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Steve W.'s picture

Stop services for Backup Exec on the new server.  Rename the old catalog folder.  Copy the old catalog folder into the current install directory on the new server.  Open a command line and and navigate to "c:\program files\symantec\backup exec"  and type catrebuildindex -r.  Once this is compelete start services for Backup Exec and all of your catalog information should be there when you try to restore. 

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