Re: Install 6.2 and migrate cell manager to new server (953 Views)
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Peter UDP
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Registered: ‎03-19-2009
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Install 6.2 and migrate cell manager to new server

Any documentation on how to migrate a cell manager to a new server running 6.2?  Have real mess to clean up as well, nothing has been properly purged since implementation in 2006.  The IDB is running around 25GB.  Not sure about license files either.  Reviewed several posts about a straight move from one machine to another, just wasn't sure about the new version.

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Jenni_S
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Re: Install 6.2 and migrate cell manager to new server

Hi Peter,

 

You don't say exactly what you're trying to do - are you changing CM OS or CM architecture?

 

This post gives you basic instructions depending on what kind of migration you want to perform

 

http://h30499.www3.hp.com/t5/Support-Forum/migration-of-data-protector-to-windows-server-2008-r2-ent...

 

cheers,

jenni

cheers,
jenni

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Peter UDP
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Re: Install 6.2 and migrate cell manager to new server

Hi Jenni, we're upgrading the OS to W28 R2 and DP to 6.2 on a new server.  The current CM is 6.11 on W2003.  Just trying to determine the best approach, ie: build a new cell and move servers, specs and devices.  That could be problematic with the number of resources defined. 

 

Can't find anything on backwards compatibility for the idb. 

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Jenni_S
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Re: Install 6.2 and migrate cell manager to new server

This is not the official supported process but my advice to you would be to keep the Cell Manager name & IP Address the same and perform a staged migration as documented below. I've done a lot of these and this is the easiest way to do it in my opinion.

 

Step 1: Perform maintenance on the database (purge, read/writedb) DO NOT SKIP THIS STEP

 

Step 2: Upgrade the existing Cell Manager & clients to DP6.2. (Its a pretty straight forward upgrade) Make sure that everything is ok with the upgrade (ideally leave for a couple of days or so)

 

Step 3: Follow the instructions to migrate the cell manager onto new hardware:-

 

Take an IDB backup and make a note of the tape barcode/label

Take a complete system backup of the cell manager and make a note of the tape barcode/label

Stop DP services

Rename old cell server and assign different IP Address

Rename new cell server to original cell server name and assign original ip address

Install DP6.2 onto new server to *same installation path* as old cell server (watch out for install path for IDB "ProgramData", change this to original path!)

Stop DP services on new cm

rename <omnihome>\Config\Server to <omnihome>\Config\Server.orig

rename <omnihome>\db40 to <omnihome>\db40.orig

Copy across the original cell servers <omnihome>\Config\Server

Copy across the original cell servers <omnihome>\db40

(Copy across any dcbf folders not already located in \db40)

Copy across the original cell servers <omnihome>\omnirc

Now upgrade the database to x8664 by running:

<omnihome>\bin: run perl winomnimigrate.pl -configure_idb

<omnihome>\bin: run perl winomnimigrate.pl -configure_cm

Start DP Services

<omnihome>\bin: run omnidbutil -show_cell_name

(check that this is correct)

Start the GUI and check that everything looks ok

 

Important: If your CM was also your MA you need to make sure that you set up the new CM with the same config (e.g attach scsi libraries and/or configure FC zoning or iSCSI initiators)

 

Also you may need to configure a new IDB backup (or reselect the IDB object in the existing backup spec)

 

Now run an IDB backup and you are ready to rock n roll.

 

Good luck!

 

cheers,

jenni

cheers,
jenni

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Emre_OZENSOY
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Re: Install 6.2 and migrate cell manager to new server

Here is a roadway to migrate data protector from Win2008 R2 to new Win2008 R2
1. Install new DP on new W2008R2 server

2. Import the license to new DP server that was taken from the old DP server to new DP server by copying the file
>C:\ProgramData\OmniBack\Config\Server\cell\lic.dat

3. Import the clients to new DP server that was taken from the old DP server to new DP server by copying the file
>C:\ProgramData\OmniBack\Config\Server\cell\cell_info
(C:\ProgramData\ folder is invisible You have to change the folder setting to see the directory )

4. Create a copy of IDB on old DP server by creating a directory and writing the old DP IDB
>C:\ProgramData\OmniBack\Config\bin\omnidbutil -writedb C:\IDB\

5. Copy the C:\IDB\ from old DP server to new DP server and import IDB
>C:\ProgramData\OmniBack\Config\bin\ omnidbutil -readdb C:\IDB\

6. If you want you can change the configuration of dbcf files
>C:\ProgramData\OmniBack\Config\Server\Options\global

7. To add clients you have to add a user that has privilage to add client .Add dataproservice user(Active Directory User) to new DP
>C:\ProgramData\OmniBack\Config\bin\omniinetpasswd.exe -add <domain_name>\dataproservice

8. Give the same password in Active Directory
>C:\ProgramData\OmniBack\Config\bin\omniinetpasswd.exe -inst_srv_user <domain_name>\dataproservice

Thats all folks :)
Have a nice migration!!!

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danielbraun
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Re: Install 6.2 and migrate cell manager to new server

Hi,

 

please do not move to 6.2. Move to 7.03, 8.0 or 8.1 (January), as DP 6.21 will be out of support in April 14.

 

Best regards

Daniel

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