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Rebuilding Server - MA, iDA, CDR?!

Rebuilding Server - MA, iDA, CDR?!

(OP)
I need to totally rebuild one of our servers, Windows 2003 R2 32 bit running Galaxy 8.0.

It's a FS iDA, CDR source, and an MA with a direct (SAS) attached LTO library.

I need to rebuild it so it's running 2003 R2 x64.

As I understand it, uninstalling and then reinstalling CDR and the FS iDA should more or less take care of itself (I can setup the CDR pairs again if necessary).

How do I deal with the MA given that I don't want/need to change any policies/paths/copies as once the server is rebuilt, and Galaxy re-installed I want all the config to be the same?

Thanks in advance.

RE: Rebuilding Server - MA, iDA, CDR?!

The configs are all on the commserver.

Just make sure you copy the index cache prior to rebuilding it and everything should be good.

If you have any maglibs involved make sure the drives have the same drive letter.

RE: Rebuilding Server - MA, iDA, CDR?!

(OP)
Yes thanks for the reply - I spoke with Commvault Technical who explained (what is with hindsight blindingly obvious) that the recommended way is to simply shutdown the server and rebuild it as it mimicks a disaster situation where you've lost your server and when you reinstall the components the configs should be inherited - I guess there will be some things to do like a scan/configure of the tape library on the newly build MA though?

Oh and as you say, the IndexCache should be copied - though presumably even if I didn't do that worse case I start with no index and if/when a restore is needed it's on the tapes?

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