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Restore from Unix Master Server to Windows Master Server

Created: 25 Juin 2012 | 4 comments

Hi,

We are also moving out a small setup of Solaris Master Server with 50 windows clients to Windows 2008 Server.

But here we are doing a Fresh setup on Windows Server and not migrating the Catalog from Unix Server.

During restore the Old archived backups from Solaris Master Server, we will do the Import Phase I and Phase II during the restore.

I am new on Windows Server setup. Please guide me, related to backup / restore / system performance / trouble shooting etc.

With Regards.

Harpreet Singh

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>> I am new on Windows Server setup. Please guide me, related to backup / restore / system performance / trouble shooting etc.

Here you are, everything you need to know about NetBackup 6/7.x

http://www.symantec.com/business/support/index?page=landing&key=15143

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I know that you are no stranger to NBU on Unix - it's the Windows part that is new...

Day-to-day management on Windows is exactly the same as on Unix. Even NBU commands are the same.

Good performance considerations article can be found here:

https://www-secure.symantec.com/connect/articles/t...

One 'irritating' 'feature' of W2008 is that almost everything needs to be done with right-click, Run As Administrator. This includes installation of NBU, opening the GUI. opening cmd, etc.. etc...
I have had the experience where all configuration worked fine, but when I tried to run a 'simple' report, I received 'no entity found' error.

If you can, ask that UAC (User Access Control) gets disabled before you start...

Supporting Storage Foundation and VCS on Unix and Windows as well as NetBackup on Unix and Windows
Handy NBU Links

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follow below steps about your activity ....

*****Make sure new master server is communicating with all existing NBU clients.

1. Install fresh NBU master server with recent release & patch level

2. Create all NBU policies as it was in old master server

2. Configure robot & drives with Master / Media server

3. import all existing media in New master server

If this post has helped you, please vote or mark as solution.

Before break-up, make sure you have a good backup.....  ;-)

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In addition to Marianne's suggestion, there is this performance tuning technote for NB7.x on Windows 2008 R2:

http://www.symantec.com/docs/TECH145791

Few more points would be:

- Try not to setup MSDP on the master server, if you need MSDP use a separate media server for that.

- It's generally common to have Anti-virus software on Windows box, but sometimes it may affect Netbackup operation you may want to exclude the application from virus scan: 

http://www.symantec.com/docs/TECH152328

- Always use "Run as administrator" as Marianne emphasizes. :P