VCB Backup Moving to vStorage Backup
I have an environment which includes a Media Server which was being used for VCB backup from a VMware environment. The NBU environment was at 701 and is being moved up to 7504. I am aware that VCB is unsupported in 7.5 and beyond.
As the VMware environments are up to the required levels, 1 at VC 4.1 and ESX 3.5U5, 1 at VC 4.1 and ESX 4.1U2, the NBU system is not using VCB but using the vStorage API method.
I have a number of questions:
1. Can I simply upgrade the current Media Server which has the VCB software from 701 to 7504, or do I need to uninstall the VCB software first ?
2. Can I go ahead and change the current policy types from FlashBackup-Windows to VMWARE, or are there other dependencies i.e. Virtual Machine hardware levels etc.
3. Anything else I need to watch out for here ?