MediaAgent Hardware Refresh - Overview
What is MediaAgent Hardware Refresh?
MediaAgent hardware refresh is the process of moving an existing MediaAgent to another computer. For example, you might want to move the MediaAgent to a computer that has more disk space or a faster processor.
This document covers the following configurations and use cases.
|MediaAgent hosts a Deduplication Database||Covered|
|MediaAgent hosts the Disaster Recovery Backup||Covered|
|MediaAgent hosts a Remote Software Cache||Covered|
|MediaAgent is behind a firewall||Covered|
|MediaAgent resides in a Cluster Server||Covered|
|Disk Library - Local Mount Path||Covered|
|Disk Library - Network Mount Path||Covered|
|Tape Library - Direct Attached||Covered|
|Local Index Cache||No Impact|
|Secondary Index Server||Covered|
|Hardware refresh during MediaAgent Upgrade||Covered
First upgrade the MediaAgent as described in Upgrading MediaAgents.
Migrate the MediaAgent to the new hardware as described in this documentation.
|Existing MediaAgent is available during Hardware Refresh||Covered|
|Existing MediaAgent is NOT available during Hardware Refresh||Covered
Refer to MediaAgent Recovery.
How Should It Be Done?
This process involves the following steps:
Set up and configure the new computer to be ready for the MediaAgent migration.
Stop all jobs and services. Prepare libraries and index cache for migration.
Install and configure the MediaAgent.
Test the new MediaAgent and de-commission the old MediaAgent.