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arcserve-KB : How do you promote a member server to primary server ?

Last Update: 2015-09-09 17:30:21 UTC

Using the Server Configuration Wizard, you can promote a CA ARCserve Backup member server to a CA ARCserve Backup primary serverBefore you promote a member server to a primary server, the following considerations apply:

■ All jobs must be stopped on the member server before the upgrade process starts. CA ARCserve Backup detects all jobs with a Ready Status and places them in a Hold status for you. If there are jobs in progress, CA ARCserve Backup displays a message and the upgrade process pauses until all jobs in progress are complete.

■ If the promoted primary server will be configured as the central server in a Global Dashboard domain and you want to continue to use the grouping configuration and registered branch information collected from the old central server, you must import this dashboard information into the server after it has been promoted. For more information about how to import this dashboard information, see the Dashboard User Guide.

■ During the upgrade process, you will be prompted to specify a CA ARCserve Backup database application. You can specify Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Express Edition or Microsoft SQL Server.

Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Express Installations

■ You must install the database local to the primary server.

Microsoft SQL Server Installations

■ You can install the CA ARCserve Backup database local or remote to the primary server.

■ Microsoft SQL Server does not support local installations when CA ARCserve Backup is installed in NEC CLUSTERPRO environments.

■ For remote Microsoft SQL Server database installations, the primary server must have a system account that properly authenticates with SQL Server and communicates via ODBC before you start the upgrade process.

To specify ODBC communication, do the following:

1. Open the Windows Control Panel, select Administrative Tools, Data Sources (ODBC), and System DSN.

2. Add a System Data Source labeled as follows:

Name: ASNT

Server: MachineName\InstanceName

3. Follow the on-screen instructions to test and complete the configuration.

 ■ To enable central management capabilities, you must install the Central Management Option on the new primary server after the promotion process is complete.

■ Note: Use the Server Admin to install CA ARCserve Backup options, such as the Central Management Option, on the new primary server after the promotion process is complete. For more information, see Install and Uninstall CA ARCserve Backup Server Based Options (see page 549).

 

 

Promote a member server to a primary server

1. From the Windows Start menu, click Start, select All Programs, CA, ARCserve Backup, and click Server Configuration Wizard.

The Server Configuration Wizard opens.

2. Click the Promote this server to primary server option and then click Next.

3. Follow the on-screen instructions to complete the configuration.

Note: If you protect data that contains Unicode-based characters from East Asian languages (for example, JIS2004) you must enable SQL collation to ensure that you can search and sort the data. To do this, click Language Support Options on the SQL Server Express Instance dialog and follow the on-screen instructions to complete the configuration.

 4. To install the ARCserve database protection agent, do one of the following:

If the SQL Server database is installed on the CA ARCserve Backup primary server, open Windows Explorer and browse to the following directory:

C:\Program Files\CA\ARCserve Backup\Packages\ASDBSQLAgent

If the SQL server database is not installed on the CA ARCserve Backup primary server, open Windows Explorer and browse to the following directory:

C:\Program Files\CA\ARCserve Backup\Packages\ASDBSQLAgent

Copy the contents of the ASDBSQLAgent directory to any location on the system hosting the SQL Server database installation.

5. In the ASDBSQLAgent directory, double-click the following file:

SQLAgentRmtInst.exe

The ARCserve Backup Agent for SQL Setup dialog appears.

6. Complete the following fields, as required, for your installation:

SQL Instance Name

Specify the name of the SQL instance that you want to protect.

Auth Mode

Specify the authentication mode that the agent will use to communicate with and protect the ARCserve database.

If you specify SQL Authentication as the authentication mode, complete the following fields:

SQL SA Name

Specify the SQL system account name.

SQL SA Password

Specify the SQL system account password.

7. Click Install and follow the on-screen instructions to complete the installation.

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