Migration of a NetVault:Backup server from one machine to another can be performed, however the following pre-requisites conditions must be met.
If the NetVault machine ID has changed, then you will have to change your NetVault Server license key over.
You can now manage your license keys yourself by logging on to the following link and enter the email address that is logged against the NetVault Server license and the Serial Number/NetVault Server License Number:
Once logged in, just click on the current NetVault Server Machine ID and the window will change, so that you can enter the new Machine ID.
Once submitted, you will eventually see the window change and it will now list the new Machine ID.
Then an email will be sent with the new license key.
You can also request new keys or get licensing assistance from the following URL:
Alternatively you can send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with your company's name, contact details, site ID (if you know it) and request a replacement license based on the new host ID.
If the machine id is the same as the original server, you can apply your original license keys.
Note: If you installed NetVault with a different name than the original NetVault server had, the name will be changed back to the original name during the restore.
Warning: Do not keep the old NetVault server running after migrating. Having two servers with the same NetVault name running will cause many communication problems. If you need to keep the NetVault server running as a client, remove the NetVault server installation and install the NetVault client software. You can then specify a different NetVault name during the installation or use the nvclientname utility to change the name of the client after the installation.
Should you find yourself in a position where you have completely lost your Netvault Database and are in need to recover from tape, the easiest way of getting the database back up and running will be directly in proportion to how well you prepare for the disaster.
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