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Reinstall Backup Exec 2010 R3

Created: 03 Dec 2013 • Updated: 04 Dec 2013 | 2 comments
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I am working with a server that is running short on space on the C:\ drive.

I would like to uninstall B. Exec 2010 from C:\  and reinstall on D:\ drive on the same server.

I think I only have 2 questions.

1) What files do I need to save from original install and how do i import them to the new install so the jobs and catalogs are recognized by new installation?

2) Is SQL Express automatically uninstalled as part of the B. Exex uninstall? And can I install SQL Express on D:\  ?

Anything else I need to consider?

Thank you in advance!

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Colin Weaver's picture

Is Dedup involved as if yes then do some more research and don't follow this info.

1) The data folder and catalogs folder (plus any B2D folders if these are on C:), re-install BE with same patch levels, then stop all services (including SQL) and copy back in the catalogs and data content, more steps are  needed if you have to move your B2D folders.

2) Yes you can install SQL Express on D: there is an option in the install wizard to change the paths

pkh's picture

I think reinstalling BE on another drive can only give you marginal gain in terms of space.  The BE program and the BEDB does not take up much space.  It is usually either the catalogs or the joblogs that takes up space.  You can move these to another drive without re-installing BE.  See this document on how to do so

If your joblogs are big, make sure that you have not turned on detailed logging.  Go to Tools ---> Options ---> Joblogs and set your joblogs to Summary.

Also, check the Logs directory under the BE installation directory.  If there are a lot of logs, then logging is turned on.  If you are not in the middle of troubleshooting some problems, then logging should be turned off.  See this document on how to do so

How to enable or disable "debug logging" in Backup Exec for Windows Servers