Veritas NetBackup™ Appliance Decommissioning and Reconfiguration Guide

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Product(s): Appliances (, 3.2, 3.1.2, 3.1.1, 3.1)
Platform: NetBackup Appliance OS

About decommissioning a NetBackup 52xx Appliance

To decommission an appliance means to physically remove or eliminate the appliance from the backup environment. When you decide which appliance to decommission, you must make sure that the appliance is not configured as a backup destination for any clients.

You may need to decommission an appliance for any of the following reasons:

  • The appliance has issues and needs to be reset to factory settings.

  • The appliance has hardware issues and needs to be replaced.

  • The appliance is no longer needed (down-sizing your backup environment).

  • The appliance may need to be removed from the network domain to be repaired.

  • The appliance is no longer supported and needs to be replaced.

After you determine that you need to decommission a media appliance, you can provision a new appliance to act as a target for all backups. With this technique the load is decreased on the existing appliance and moved to the new appliance. The existing can be removed from the domain eventually.