Designating a new central administration server in a Microsoft Cluster Server

Description

To designate a new central administration server for a cluster environment, use BEUtility.exe. BEUtility enables you to do various types of configuration and maintenance operations on your Backup Exec servers.

Note:

In a cluster environment, do not use Change Service Account in BEUtility.exe.

To change a Backup Exec cluster from a Database Server to a Member Server

  1. Install the new server as a managed Backup Exec server with the Library Expansion Option installed.

    Make sure connections to the Backup Exec cluster and other member servers are working properly.

  2. Using the cluster administrator, shut down the Backup Exec cluster services.

    Be sure to keep the Disk resource online.

  3. Move the catalog files from the Backup Exec cluster installation path to the respective installation paths on the new database server.

  4. Use BEUtility.exe to connect all Backup Exec servers to the new database server and to start all Backup Exec services.

  5. Stop and restart the Backup Exec Services on the new database server.

  6. Using the Cluster Administrator, move the Backup Exec resource group to the failover node and make sure services start on that node.

  7. Use BEUtility.exe to stop and restart the Backup Exec Services on all the member servers of the SAN in order for them to connect to the new database server.

To change a Backup Exec cluster from a central administration server to a managed Backup Exec server

  1. Install the new server as a managed Backup Exec server.

    Make sure connections to the Backup Exec cluster and other managed Backup Exec servers are working properly.

  2. Using the cluster administrator, shut down the Backup Exec cluster services.

    Be sure to keep the Disk resource online.

  3. Move the catalog files from the Backup Exec cluster installation path to the respective installation paths on the new central administration server.

  4. Use BEUtility.exe to connect all Backup Exec servers to the new central administration server and to start all Backup Exec services.

  5. Stop and restart the Backup Exec Services on the central administration server.

  6. Using the Cluster Administrator, move the Backup Exec resource group to the failover node and make sure services start on that node.

  7. Use BEUtility.exe to stop and restart the Backup Exec Services on all the managed Backup Exec servers in order for them to connect to the new central administration server.

    See Multi-node clusters on a fibre channel SAN with the Central Admin Server Option.

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