Duplicate Data after Server Migration

Last post 08-09-2019, 6:27 AM by Steven503. 3 replies.
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  • Duplicate Data after Server Migration
    Posted: 07-31-2019, 9:17 AM

    Hi,

    I am looking to migrate a file server (Windows 2008R2) to a new server (Windows2016) and just re-attached the main data volumes.  Once I add this server into commvault and run the first backup, it will backup like its new data but really its the same data that was on the old file server. 

    Suppose what im trying to say is, is there a way of getting around having this duplicated backup data?

    It will obviously have the same data backed up under the old server name and now the new server.

    Thanks

     

  • Re: Duplicate Data after Server Migration
    Posted: 08-01-2019, 3:25 PM
    • Aplynx is not online. Last active: 10-18-2019, 2:25 PM Liam
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    Uninstall CommVault, do any upgrade\name changes you need to, edit the old machine in CommVault to match, install CommVault on new machine using the client\hostname in GUI. 2016 machine has all the 2008 machine info in its history to resotre, schedules content and filters are all still in place. 

     

    http://documentation.commvault.com/commvault/v11/article?p=7668.htm#o7691

    Post-Upgrade Considerations

    • Install any Updates or Service Packs that may have been made available after the release of the Windows File System agent software.
    • Ensure that backups and restores are no longer disabled. If necessary, enable backups and restores from the Activity Control tab of the agent Properties dialog box.
    • It is recommended to run a full backup of the default subclient after performing an OS upgrade to secure the new operating system data. Do not perform the following operations until a full backup has been run:
      • Full System Restore
      • Synthetic Full Backup
    • After upgrading the Microsoft Windows operating system, do not browse the System State data that was backed up before the upgrade and perform an in-place restore to the upgraded computer.
    • Reinstall all other agents, including any post-release Updates or Service Packs, in the same locations in which they were previously installed.
  • Re: Duplicate Data after Server Migration
    Posted: 08-02-2019, 2:39 AM

    Great, thanks

    Will give this a go

  • Re: Duplicate Data after Server Migration
    Posted: 08-09-2019, 6:27 AM

    Aplynx:

    Uninstall CommVault, do any upgrade\name changes you need to, edit the old machine in CommVault to match, install CommVault on new machine using the client\hostname in GUI. 2016 machine has all the 2008 machine info in its history to resotre, schedules content and filters are all still in place. 

     This server is currently backed up via the VMware agent along with the other VMs and doesnt have the CV agent directly installed on the Server.  In the CommCell Browser the VM in question is greyed out unlike the ones which have the agent installed directly on them.

    Will the above method work if i just rename the server in CommCell browser to the newly created server? 

    The idea is to have the backup history of the old server and the new server as the same data will be migrated over.

    thanks

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