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Pure disk reinstallation

Created: 24 Aug 2014 • Updated: 17 Sep 2014 | 2 comments
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Hello Experts,

while reinstaling the pure disk client s/w on existing host(agent id:23), what happens if we reinstall the pure disk s/w with different agent ID(agent id 42).

How the PD SPA will consider?

Operating Systems:

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SymTerry's picture

The spa will consider the new agent ID different than the old even if they're the same server. You will have issues restoring id:23 if you install with any other agent ID.

f25's picture

Few more caveeats for large clients (tens of milions of files, few TB) installed with different ID, thus duplicated logically:

- It may take a really longer while for another initial backup to complete.

- Duplicated larger clients may stuff your Metabase Engine.

- Duplicated "local" PO lists may "eat" some disk space: "C:\Program Files\Symantec\NetBackup PureDisk Agent\var\srd"