Someone replied off list asking me a couple of questions because they are planning to do this. My system had issues and the message accidentally got deleted.
Answers to the questions as I recall them: 1) Did we remove the old master from the network? No. We removed it from bp.conf of our other servers (media and clients) as we migrated each and did not put the entry for new master in old master's bp.conf at all. However we can still use ssh to get from old environment to new one and vice-versa. New environment simply doesn't have old master as a server or a client. (What I'm doing now that prompted my response is the tail end where we are going to convert old master to a media server.) 2) Were we able to copy policies from HP-UX master to new Linux master? Yes. In fact we did this as we upgraded each client to the newer software so did the copies one at a time. The key takeaway is that you can copy all of a policy but you can not copy just parts of it or edit it in anyway as it keeps an internal checksum of some sort. The policies are subdirectories of /usr/openv/netbackup/db/class. Copying one of these policy subdirectories across works fine. I did notice after the fact that some of those policies would later say I'd made changes in the NBU Activity Monitor when I was checking details so would force me to resave there even if I'd made no changes - you may want to go ahead and do that after the copy. ________________________________ From: veritas-bu-boun...@mailman.eng.auburn.edu [mailto:veritas-bu-boun...@mailman.eng.auburn.edu] On Behalf Of Lightner, Jeff Sent: Friday, October 21, 2011 12:13 PM To: firstname.lastname@example.org Subject: [Veritas-bu] Redeploying an old 6.5 Master as a 7.1 Media Server Several months ago we built a new 7.1 master server on Linux. We left our old 6.5 HP-UX Master running to let images expire and do vaulting reports to call old tapes from off site as they expired. We do NOT need to migrate any images so I am not asking about catalog or reimport. What I want to do now is to redeploy the old master as a media server. My thinking is that I need to completely remove the 6.5 install from old master as detailed in the 6.5 installation guide: http://www.symantec.com/business/support/index?page=content&id=TECH52799 Then install as a 7.1 media server from scratch. My questions are: 1) There is discussion about PBX in the uninstall - Do I need to do this and reinstall PBX from the 7.1 stuff or can I use what is already there? 2) Licenses - I'm assuming I can use the same licenses as I previously had even though this will now be a media server rather than a master: A) Is this the case or will I need to get new licenses? B) Do I need to do anything to preserve licenses? (e.g. save something in /etc/vx?) Again I am NOT trying to migrate to a new master - please do NOT respond about saving catalog, migrating catalog/master or needing Symantec Professional services. The new master is already in place. Jeffrey C. Lightner Sr. UNIX Administrator DS Waters of America, Inc. 5660 New Northside Drive NW Suite 250 Atlanta, GA 30328 P: 678-486-3516 C: 678-772-0018 F: 770-937-7360 E: jlight...@water.com<mailto:jlight...@water.com> Athena(r), Created for the Cause(tm) Making a Difference in the Fight Against Breast Cancer --------------------------------- CONFIDENTIALITY NOTICE: This e-mail may contain privileged or confidential information and is for the sole use of the intended recipient(s). If you are not the intended recipient, any disclosure, copying, distribution, or use of the contents of this information is prohibited and may be unlawful. If you have received this electronic transmission in error, please reply immediately to the sender that you have received the message in error, and delete it. Thank you. ----------------------------------
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