I know migrating Meda Agents is usually pretty straightforward, but in this case we have some challenges.
The Media Agent is also a SQL server that runs a production DB. It was created as a MA to back itself up only, due to it’s size.
The customer is upgrading the Server Hardware and is following the below method, which causes us the challenges.
New server will be built and given the same name and IP as the old one.
So the old server will be shut down at the same time.
My though it is to uninstall the MA software on the old server and reinstall it giving it a different name - to allow the DDB to be copied across to the new MA.
Then if I install the MA software on the new servers, will Commvault register it as the previous MA?
Second to that is moving the maglibs across.
It’s all disk based. Is it possible to just detach the disks from the old server and attach them to the new one with the same ID’s and drive letters?
We don’t really have enough free capacity to do a ‘move mount path’.
We have very few options at this stage so I’m reaching out for any suggestions outside of the normal way of doing a migration.
Best answer by MauroView original