NetBackup 22.214.171.124 Master/Media Server Hardware Refresh
We are currently running NetBackup 126.96.36.199 on our Master/Media Server, which in running Windows Server 2003 R2, x64. The hardware is EOL and we want to migrate to a new HP Proliant G7 that is running Windows 2008, R2. After reading up on this it seems pretty clear that the IP address and hostname of the new Master/Media Server should remain the same so that is my intention. All installation paths will remain the same. We have a Quantum i500 Physical Tape Library as well as a Quantum Dxi setup with NAS shares.
My plan is as follows:
Build up the new server (install OS, etc.)
Run a Full Catalog Backup on the current NBU Master Server and turn off all NBU services after the Full Backup completes. Assign a new IP address to the current Master Server and rename the server. Shutdown the server.
Join new server to domain and rename it so that it matches the name of the current master server. Set IP so it is identical to the original IP address of the Master Server.
Move all Fibre cards from the old Master Server to the new and ensure that they are visible and usable at the OS level.
Install NetBackup 188.8.131.52 on the new server as that matches the old server.
Run Device Configuration Wizard to re-add devices in NBU.
Verify Storage Units
Perform a Catalog Recovery. I am a little uncertain about the steps here so I have more reading to do.
Test backup jobs
I had read that the best time to perform this task might be before the next Full Backups run as doing it before then would result in the incremental backups running as Full Backups so I guess I am also taking that into consideration.
Does it appear as though I am missing anything? I would appreciate any input or advice from others who have done a hardware refresh of the NBU Master Server or are just familiar with the process.
Thanks in advance.