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Product Version: 9.1
Last Modified: 13 September 2019

To migrate NAKIVO Backup & Replication to a new VMware virtual appliance (VA), follow the procedures below

Full Solution VA

  1. Download a new VA with NAKIVO Backup & Replication.
  2. Deploy the VA and shut it down.
  3. Make sure that no backup or recovery jobs are running on the old VA.

  4. Detach all repositories.



  5. Export the system configuration from the old VA.
  6. Shut down the old VA.
  7. Disconnect an onboard repository disk from the new VA.
    1. Locate the new VA in the vSphere Client.
    2. Go to Manage > Settings > VM Hardware and click Edit.
       

    3. Select Hard Disk 2 and remove it.

      Hard disk 1 is system one. Do not remove it.

  8. Disconnect Onboard repository disks from the old VA:
    1. Locate the old VA in the vSphere Client.
    2. Go to Manage > Settings > VM Hardware and click Edit.



    3. Select disks to remove from the VA.

       

       Do not select Delete files from datastore. If you do, the data will be lost.
    4. Click OK.

  9. Connect the onboard repository disks to the new VA:
    1. Locate the new VA on the vSphere Client.
    2. Go to Manage > Settings > VM Hardware and click Edit.



    3. Select an Existing Hard Disk from the New device drop-down list.



    4. Select the datastore and folder with the same name as the old VA.
    5. Select a .vmdk file to add. The disk files with repositories have an underscore and number suffix: '_1'. For example, NAKIVO 6.2 VA on Ubuntu 18.04_1.vmdk
    6. Click OK.
  10. Power on the new VA.
  11. Import the system configuration to the new VA.

Full Solution without Repository VA

  1. Deploy Full Solution without Repository VA and power it on.
  2. Export the system configuration from the old VA and power it off.
  3. Import the system configuration into the new VA.
  4. Remove the old VA.

Transporter VA

  1. Deploy the new Transporter VA and power it on.
  2. Check an IP address of the new VA. 
  3. Add the new Transporter to NAKIVO Backup & Replication.
  4. Edit the Backup Repositories configuration and change Assigned Transporter to a new one (if needed).
  5. Remove the old Transporter from the product.
  6. Shut down and remove the old Transporter VA.

Transporter with Repository VA

  1. Deploy the VA and shut it down.
  2. Shutdown the old VA.
  3. Disconnect the onboard repository disk from the new VA:
    1. Locate the new VA in the vSphere Client.
    2. Go to Manage > Settings > VM Hardware and click Edit.



    3. Select Hard Disk 2 and remove it.

      Hard disk 1 is the system one. Do not remove Hard disk 1.

  4. Disconnect onboard repository disks from the old VA:
    1. Locate the old VA in the vSphere Client.
    2. Go to Manage > Settings > VM Hardware and click Edit.



    3. Select disks to remove from the VA.

       

      Warning

      Do not select Delete files from datastore. If you do, the data will be lost.

    4. Click OK.

  5. Connect the onboard repository disks to the new VA:
    1. Locate the new VA in the vSphere Client.
    2. Go to Manage > Settings > VM Hardware and click Edit.



    3. Select an Existing Hard Disk from the New device drop-down list.



    4. Select the datastore and folder with the same name as the old VA.
    5. Select a .vmdk file to add. The disk files with repositories have an underscore and number suffix: '_1'. For example, NAKIVO 6.2 VA on Ubuntu 18.04_1.vmdk
    6. Click OK.
  6. Power on the new VA.
  7. Edit the Backup Repositories configuration and change Assigned Transporter to a new one (if needed).
  8. Remove the old Transporter from the product.
  9. Shut down and remove the old Transporter VA.

Multi-Tenant Director VA

  1. Deploy a new multi-tenant Director VA and power it on.
  2. Export the system configuration from the old multi-tenant instance and power it off.
  3. Import the system configuration into the new multi-tenant instance.
  4. Remove the old multi-tenant Director VA.


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