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Change Name of Master Server

Change Name of Master Server

Change Name of Master Server

Renaming a Master Server under NetBackup 6.0 requires making some updates to the EMM database and
EMM configration files as well as the changes to configuration files and registry entries required for earlier
versions of NetBackup. The steps involved are:

1. Shut down NetBackup on the Master Server.
2. Change the various entries for the Master Server and EMM server in bp.conf and vm.conf (or the
registry on a Windows server).
3. Change the value of VXDBMS_NB_SERVER in the vxdbms.conf file (located in
/usr/openv/db/data on UNIX and <install path>\VERITAS\NetBackupDB\data on Windows) to
reflect the name of the new Master Server.
4. Change the corresponding value found the server.conf file (located in /usr/openv/var/global on
UNIX and <install path>\VERITAS\NetBackupDB\conf on Windows)
5. Rename the server and restart it.
6. Re-start NetBackup
7. Run nbemmcmd –renamehost –machinename <old master> -newmachinename <new master> -
machinetype master
8. Re-start NetBackup again
9. Run the command nbemmcmd –listhosts –verbose on the Master Server to confirm that the
entries for ‘server’ and ‘master’ reflect the new Master Server name.
10. Run nbemmcmd –setemmserver –emmserver <old master> -newemmserver <new master> on
each media server
11. Update the entries for the master server in bp.conf and vm.conf (or the registry on a Windows
server) on each media server
12. Update the entries for the master server in bp.conf (or the registry on a Windows server) on each
client server
Note: The process described here cannot be used to change a non-clustered Master Server to a
clustered Master Server. This change involves a separate procedure covered in the document
NBU_non-cluster-to-cluster guide which can be found in the data protection operational documents
area of the CoE web site.
Note: Due to limitations in the nbemmcmd –rename command this process cannot be used to
rename clusters on versions below 6.0 MP6, if the Master Server is clustered we recommend moving
to another cluster rather than renaming the existing cluster.

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