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Upgrade from backup exec 2010 to 2012

Created: 03 Jan 2013 • Updated: 13 Feb 2013 | 4 comments
Sivasba's picture
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I need to upgrade from 2010 to 2012.i need some inputs like

Pre-requisite to be done

Downtime required

Any particular to be concentrated for smoother upgradation.

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Ashish-Sharma's picture


Check this 

Backup Exec 2012 Upgrade Guide
Article:TECH180232  |  Created: 2012-01-30  |  Updated: 2012-03-13  |  Article URL

Upgrade to Backup Exec 2012

Thanks In Advance

Ashish Sharma

Backup_Exec's picture


f you are upgrading on same Media server from 2010 to BE 2012 it should be an inplace upgrade , so should be a very simple task ,but what changes you can expect for is listed in link below as BE 2012 is completely different than older version of backup exec till BE 2010 so check this link carefully and also I would recommend before upgrading it on production enviorment please have it install once on your testing enviorment and see how it works and its differences and once you are sure about all then upgrade in your production eniorment

Ensure once upgrade using live updates you install sp1a and other updates and then later update remote agent once on your remote server so that they will be on same level

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psj_symhelp's picture


Before upgrade take that backup of data folder and catalog folder for program file.
at the time of upgradation symantec installation will generate one migration report of upgradation so check it before go ahead.

After successfull upgradation run live update and apply service pack and hotfix.
then update remote agent on other server.

Sush...'s picture

Hello Sivasba,

    Do check this article from PKH which explains details steps about the upgrade and almost everything that you are looking for to Install or Upgrade to BE 2012



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