Separate the CommServe from a CommServe-MediaAgent Computer

In some situations you may want to separate the CommServe from a MediaAgent computer, (with or without a File system iDataAgent) if they were installed together. For example, you may want to move the CommServe to a more powerful computer or such similar re-configuration needs.

The following procedure provides step-by-step instructions on how to perform this operation.

You can also use this procedure to relocate a CommServe and MediaAgent which are installed together, to two separate computers.

You will require an additional MediaAgent license to perform this operation.

Source Computer

1. Copy the index cache folder (and the job results folder if the (File system iDataAgent is installed) to another location.  
2. Perform a Disaster Recover Backup.

Verify and ensure that the Disaster Recovery Backup completes successfully. Also note down the location of the disaster recovery backup file. (For a more detailed discussion, see Phases of Disaster Recovery Backups.)

See  Starting a Disaster Recovery Backup for step-by-step instructions.
3. Uninstall the software from the original computer. See Uninstalling Components for more information.

Do not deconfigure the libraries (tape/optical/disk libraries, etc.) when you uninstall the MediaAgent software.

Establishing the New CommServe Computer

4. Install only the CommServe software in the new computer. See CommServe Deployment for information on installing the CommServe software.
5. Restore the CommServe database using the CommServe Disaster Recovery Tool. See Restore a Disaster Recovery Backup for step-by-step instructions.
6. Change the name of the CommServe computer using the CommServe Disaster Recovery Tool. See Change the Name of the CommServe Computer for step-by-step instructions.
7. Inform the Client and MediaAgent computers of the new CommServe name. This can be done from the CommCell Console. See Informing Clients of CommServe Name Change for step-by-step instructions.

Establishing the New MediaAgent Computer

8. Install only the MediaAgent software in the old computer.

(You can also relocate the MediaAgent to another computer, if necessary.)

See MediaAgent Deployment for more information.
9. During MediaAgent installation make sure to specify the index cache to the location in which it was copied in step 1. If you are unable to do so, perform the steps described in Manually Relocate the Index Cache.
10. Open the CommCell Console and change the MediaAgent name associated with the library. See Changing the MediaAgent (Host) Associated with a Library for step-by-step instructions.
  If you have a disk library, make sure that the mount path is pointing to the appropriate location. If necessary move the mount path to the appropriate location and then change the location of the mount path. See Move a Mount Path for step-by-step instructions.
11. Deconfigure the original MediaAgent from the CommCell Console. See Deconfigure a Client, MediaAgent, Agent, or Enabler for step-by-step instructions.

Establishing the File System iDataAgent in the MediaAgent Computer (if it was originally installed)

12. Export the metadata records associated only with this client on the CommServe. See Export Data from the Source CommCell for step-by-step instructions.
13. Deconfigure the Client from the CommCell Console. See Deconfigure a Client, MediaAgent, Agent, or Enabler for step-by-step instructions.
14. Delete the Client in the CommCell Console. See Delete a Client Computer for step-by-step instructions.
15. Import the metadata records (that was exported in step 12) associated with the client computer in the CommServe. See Import Data on the Destination CommCell for step-by-step instructions.
16. Reinstall the file system iDataAgent on the computer. See Deployment - Windows File System iDataAgent for more information.