Veritas Backup Exec Migration Assistant

Veritas Backup Exec Migration Assistant

Article: 100041264
Last Published: 2017-12-05
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Product(s): Backup Exec

Veritas Backup Exec™ Migration Assistant lets you migrate your data from one Backup Exec server (source) to another Backup Exec server (destination). You must run the Migration Assistant on the destination server.

The Migration Assistant migrates all Backup Exec configuration and data from the source server to destination server. The migration does not modify the original
database or the configuration on the source server. You can continue using the source server if you face any issues with the migration.

The Backup Exec version on the destination server must be installed with the local SQL instance for the Backup Exec Database.
For more information refer to the following tech notes:

How to manually install a named instance of SQL Express for Backup Exec
How to change the Backup Exec Database location to a new instance using BEUtility

For this version of the utility, the Backup Exec Migration Assistant is available only in English.

The Migration Assistant can migrate the following:

  • The Backup Exec Database (required)
  • The Backup Exec Database includes configuration information about jobs (logs
  • and definitions), storage, and logon account information
  • Catalogs (required)
  • Disk storage devices
  • Job history files
  • Custom reports

Backup Exec Migration Assistant v1 supports migrating Backup Exec 2010 to Backup Exec 16

Backup Exec Migration Assistant v2 supports migrating Backup Exec 2014, 15 and 16 to Backup Exec 20

Both versions of the Migration Assistant can be obtained from the Veritas Download center (

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