Using MS Sql Server for BrightStor ARCserve DB

Posted on 2006-07-15
Last Modified: 2012-08-14

I hope my questions is relevant for this area:

I'm running CA BrightStor ARCserver r11.5 SP1 which maintains its own DB. Since I also have SqlServer 2000 in my organization I was wandering whether I can use it as ARCserve DB.

If so, How?


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ID: 17116240
Yes. When installing ARCserve it lets you choose to use the default database or choose a MS SQL server. The SQL server does not have to be running on the same system as ARCserve. After ARCserve has been installed there is a utility in the ARCserve directory setupsql.exe which can be used to do the conversion.  

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ID: 17120218
10x dovidmichel,

Managed to configure ARCserve to use SqlServer but now I have 1.5GB of the old DB. How can I purge these files in a safe way?
What puzzles me is that there are some files in C:\Program Files\CA\BrightStor ARCserve Backup\DATABASE which are still being modified.

10x again

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ID: 17123325
Catch 22

Now that the database has been converted over to MS SQL there is no way to go back and purge the old VLDB database.

What you can do to free up the space is to install ARCserve on another system.
Stop the ARCserve services and close the manager on the original system.
Delete the contents of the ARCserve Database directory.
Copy over the ARCserve Database directory from the new installation on the other system.

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ID: 17163026
Why can't I just delete the old DB files?
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dovidmichel earned 150 total points
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It will probably be ok, but I can not say 100% sure that none of those will be needed.

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