How to promote a media server to a primary SAN SSO Server.

Problem

How to promote a media server to a primary SAN SSO Server.

Solution

Promote Primary SAN SSO Server option in BEUtility enables you to reconfigure a media server as the primary storage area network (SAN) Shared Storage Option (SSO) Server in a SAN SSO storage area network. This is helpful if for some reason the original primary server goes down and need to promote a Secondary server as Primary.

During the reconfiguration process, a fresh copy of the Backup Exec (tm) database is created and installed on the target media server. Although other media servers in the SAN SSO storage area network will point to the new primary server after the reconfiguration finishes, all job configurations contained in the original primary SAN SSO server's Backup Exec database must be recreated.


To promote a media server as a primary SAN SSO server, perform the following:


1. On the media server pane, under Media Server Groups, click a media server group containing at least two media servers

Figure 1
 

2. Right-click a media server group containing at least two media servers or on the Task pane, under SAN SSO Tasks, click Promote Primary SAN SSO Server

Figure 2
 

3. Select the name of the media server to be promoted

Figure 3
 

Promote Primary SAN SSO Server Options
 
ItemDescription
ServersList the name of the Media Servers that comprise the Media Server group
Primary SAN SSO ServerThe name of the Media Server to be promoted. The target Media Server is selected from the list of Media Servers that appear in the servers field.




4. Click OK

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5. After the operation finishes, click Close on the Operation Progress screen

 Note: The GUI would look different depending on the version of Backup Exec being used, however the configuration steps are same. 


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