New deployment of BE 2012
My company is considering purchasing BE 2012. Right now we have 5 different versions of BE running over 6 servers, all acting as their own media server, with agents only running on a select few. I would like to centralize our back up system, have one media server and the other servers running agents. With that said a couple question arise. If I understand correctly if it was set up with one Media all of the servers with RAWS would be available in the selection list. If you were to setup one backup job set to backup all available servers am I correct in assuming that if one of the servers had an error that the whole backup job would fail. Or does BE know somehow that even know it's one job backing up multiple servers if one fails the whole job dosn't fail, only that portion of the job fails. If the job fails as a whole collectively is it better to run one job set per server?
Another question is what is the easiest way of transitioning from our old versions to BE 2012. Meaning can we keep our older versions running (and the current jobs) while we install and set up BE 2012 and then slowly faze out the old job and then uninstall the old versions. Or can you not have 2 versions of BE installed on one machine. Do we then need to some how export our old bkf files to the new media sets on the new media server.
Right now they are just set to the network admin account which I know is to broad, but that is another battle for a different time. I think my final question for this post is what log on info is recommended for each of the services. In another one of my posts an adviser said the the agent service is suppose to be set to the local admin account. What log on accounts should I use to make sure credentials are a non-issue, right now I would rather be to broad, than to restrictive or incorrect.