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Backup Exec Migration Assistant



Migrates a Backup Exec server running 2014, 15, 16, 20.x to a new destination running Backup Exec 20.6


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


You must use the version of the Migration Assistant that matches the version of Backup Exec running on the destination server. For example, if the destination server is running Backup Exec 21.4, then you must use the 21.4 version of the Migration Assistant. BEMA 20.6 supports migrating Backup Exec 2014, 15, 16, and 20.x to Backup Exec 20.6.


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 install an additional license. The Backup Exec server license is considered to be migrated to the destination server.


The Migration Assistant can migrate:

  • The Backup Exec Database (require). 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


For more information, see the Backup Exec Migration Assistant Administrator’s Guide. The Backup Exec Migration Assistant is available only in English.


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


Applies to the following product releases

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