Upgrade Backup Exec from 12.5 to 2010

I’d like to start investigating and planning out upgrading our Backup Exec environment from version 12.5 to Backup Exec 2010.  
Please advice on any experience and/or documentation.

Thanks in advance
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Tiras25Asked:
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Paul SolovyovskyConnect With a Mentor Senior IT AdvisorCommented:
I would perform a backup of the media server just in case.  Only issue we've had is with system running the Enterprise Vault Agent where support had to go back and delete a few dll files to clean up upgrade.  Also the remote agents may take a while to install.
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CraigLeslieCommented:
We performed an in place upgrade with absolutely no issues.
Our platform is Windows Servers 2003, Sql Server 2005, Exchange Server. We also run CPS
No issues at all.
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Tiras25Author Commented:
Does it have any db that needs to be backed up prior to the upgrade?
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Tiras25Author Commented:
Good info.  Thanks!
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Tiras25Author Commented:
Hey guys.  How long the upgrade takes?   I need to plan the downtime.

Thanks.
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Paul SolovyovskySenior IT AdvisorCommented:
Normally 1/2 hour and a reboot.
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Tiras25Author Commented:
Thank you.  Also in instruction the first task says "1. Run a full backup of the local media server."

What do they mean?  Just run the full backup of the backup exec server before the upgrade?
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Paul SolovyovskyConnect With a Mentor Senior IT AdvisorCommented:
Yes.  Just in case, this will backup catalogs, database, etc.. just in case
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Tiras25Author Commented:
Got it.  So just backup the entire C drive basically.
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Paul SolovyovskySenior IT AdvisorCommented:
Yes. If that's where the original installation is located.
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Tiras25Author Commented:
Thanks again Paul
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Paul SolovyovskySenior IT AdvisorCommented:
No problem. Let me know if you hit any snags
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Tiras25Author Commented:
Will do.  Thanks again!
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Tiras25Author Commented:
Paul, some people say updating all the server agents, as from experience they may need a reboot.  Do you know about that?
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gunscheeCommented:
"Paul, some people say updating all the server agents, as from experience they may need a reboot.  Do you know about that?"

Yes, I'm wondering that too as I'm about to embark on the same upgrade.
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Paul SolovyovskyConnect With a Mentor Senior IT AdvisorCommented:
I normally reboot in either case but from what I have seen it has required a reboot.
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Tiras25Author Commented:
I have another question.  I understand I need to upgrade CASO server(s) first.  
How do I determine with Backup Exec server is CASO?

Also is there a utility that can scan WAN for Backup Exec servers and tell their versions, updates, etc.  Or I can do it with CASO server?
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