In the next days, I have the opportunity to replace an existing Windows MA (with VSA) with a Linux MA (also with VSA).
The windows MA has a local (internal) disk library hosting deduplicated backups of a single storage policy. The target Linux MA also has internal disks library + an LTO8 tape library.
Both MAs are online and can communicate over the IP network.
It looks possible to perform a move of the DDB of the windows MA to the Linux MA, but it is not possible to perform a move of the windows Mount Path to a linux server.
I would like to keep my existing Storage policy (that of course can be edited for this purpose) and existing backups so they could age normally (ideally) without manual action at the expected end date of retention.
Has anyone already performed in real such action ?
How have you done this ? Or would you ?
Of course, I can create a new storage policy with deduplication targetting the linux MA, and attach all the clients to this new SP, but this is what I wish to avoid
Best answer by Stuart PainterView original