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MediaAgent Hardware Refresh - Overview

What is MediaAgent Hardware Refresh?

MediaAgent hardware refresh is the process of moving an existing MediaAgent to another computer. For example, you might want to move the MediaAgent to a computer that has more disk space or a faster processor.

This document covers the following configurations and use cases.

Setup/Configuration

Description

MediaAgent hosts a Deduplication Database

Covered

MediaAgent hosts the Disaster Recovery Backup

Covered

MediaAgent hosts a Remote Software Cache

Covered

MediaAgent is behind a firewall

Covered

MediaAgent resides in a Cluster Server

Covered

Disk Library - Local Mount Path

Covered

Disk Library - Network Mount Path

Covered

Tape Library - Direct Attached

Covered

Cloud Storage

Covered

Other Libraries

Covered

Local Index Cache

No Impact

Secondary Index Server

Covered

Additional Settings

Covered

MediaAgent Settings

Covered

Hardware refresh during MediaAgent Upgrade

Covered

First upgrade the MediaAgent as described in Upgrading MediaAgents.

Migrate the MediaAgent to the new hardware as described in this documentation.

Existing MediaAgent is available during Hardware Refresh

Covered

Existing MediaAgent is NOT available during Hardware Refresh

Covered

Refer to MediaAgent Recovery.

How Should It Be Done?

This process involves the following steps:

  1. Prerequisites

    Set up and configure the new computer to be ready for the MediaAgent migration.

  2. Shutting down the old MediaAgent

    Stop all jobs and services. Prepare libraries and index cache for migration.

  3. Setting up the New MediaAgent

    Install and configure the MediaAgent.

  4. Post Migration Operations

    Test the new MediaAgent and de-commission the old MediaAgent.

Last modified: 1/12/2018 8:50:52 AM