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Steps BKEXEC Migration 2010 R3 A BKEXEC 2012???

Created: 20 Aug 2012 • Updated: 10 Sep 2012 | 8 comments
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Good afternoon, i use the BKEXEC 2010 R3 but BKEXEC change my version to 2012, I tried to import the settings, but when applying the task BKEXEC 2012 I get countless errors, can someone guide me on this important issue update version (UPGRADE).

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Backup_Exec's picture

Hi
If you are going to upgrade to BE2012 on same server ,were BE2010 is already installed ,then it will be an in place upgrade. Were all your settings and catalog would be migrated when you install BE2012 on top of existing version ,please refer to upgrade guide link below,

http://www.symantec.com/docs/TECH180232
If you have BE2010 on 1 machine and BE2012 on other machine and you want to migrate your all setting of BE2010 from one machine to other machine were BE2012 is installed please follow steps below,

http://www.symantec.com/docs/TECH67296.

To summarize this BE2012 is completely different version that older version of backup exec ,so it is different is design and working too, for example in earlier version use resource centric approach but BE2012 uses server centric approach due to which you will see job per server and not as like single selection and multiple servers selected in it. So to understand the changes in BE2012 please read upgrade guide carefully.

Thanks.

Sameer

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JavierTI's picture

Thanks, but what I need is some white paper, and I read those articles.

I want to do the installation is on the same server.

Backup_Exec's picture

Hi

Thanks for the input that you want to install it on same server ,please check below link and when you open it on right hand side there is resources section ,which has few hyper link see if that helps ,I don't think there is white paper on this but this is main page for upgrade to 2012
http://www.symantec.com/theme.jsp?themeid=backup-e...

Thanks

Sameer

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CraigV's picture

It's quite simple:

1. Stop all your BE services, including the SQL service, and go to your BE installation directory. Make a copy of the Data/Catalogs folders to another location.

2. For good measure, stop your AV if you have 1 running...I've had McAfee cause issues during upgrades, specifically when upgrading the SQL Express portion.

3. Put the DVD in and follow all the prompts during the upgrade process. It really is straight-forward.

4. Once done, you may be required to restart the server. Otherwise...

5. Run LiveUpdate and install BE 2012 SP1a (or download and install manually).

6. There are a couple of additional patches, so run LiveUpdate again and install these on the media server.

7. Push-install your upgraded agents to any remote servers you might have.

 

...this is how simple it is smiley

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JavierTI's picture

This good your summary, I am testing as is, but my question is to keep the DATA and CATALOGS folders in that time and use them as????

thanks for help.

CraigV's picture

OK, so the upgrade to BE 2012 has become quite clever. It will do most of the upgrade, and then ask you if you would like to revert, in which case the BEDB is reverted back to the version of SQL Express used by BE 2010 (or whatever other version you direct-upgraded from).

Sometimes this doesn't go according to plan, and an AV for instance will block a certain part of the upgrade (usually during the SQL upgrade...I've had it happen to me on 3 occassions). The end result is that you're left with an empty BEDB. This would in turn lead to an empty Data/Catalogs folders. The only way to get this information back is to recatalog all your media which can become a lengthy process.

Getting manual copies of the Data/Catalogs folders just ensures you have them available should something go wrong in your upgrade. You'd then simply reinstall the previous versions, stop the BE services and rename the newly created Data/Catalogs folders before copying the backed up versions to the installed directory.

Firing up BE would then show you your server's jobs etc. as it looked like before the upgrade started.

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JavierTI's picture

very good guide, you know I did everything you recommended and I came out, the funny thing is that I had to reboot a few times to connect to my backups folder and that's it, I will continue trying to connect to some other server.

Thanks