Upgrading protected server: Want to keep existing backups RRS feed

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  • I am upgrading a protected file server.  My plan is to:

    • Install the new server giving it a it a new temporary name (Windows Server 2012 R2)
    • Install the protection agent on the new server.
    • Move data to new server (using scripts not restores).
    • Recreate the shares.
    • Rename both old and new servers giving the new server the old ones name.

    What do I have to do to keep my existing backups and go forward as seamless as possible?  Ideally I'd like to move forward as if the old server is still in place but with new hardware.  I am open to suggestions regarding any part of my plan.

    I'd appreciate your thoughts.

    Monday, January 13, 2014 12:40 PM

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