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Backup Exec upgrade from 12.5 to 2010 R2

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Hello Experts

I am preparing to upgrade my Backup Exec servers, but I'm not sure of a couple things.  First, I have two media servers running.  How can I find out which one is the "main" server?  I plan on decommissioning one of the servers after I get the upgrade done.

Is copying the "data" and "catalogs" folder enough to preserve my data or is there an export feature I should use?

When upgrading the servers, will I lose any jobs that I have configured?

That's all I can think of at the moment.  Any help would be appreciated.

Thanks much.
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Well, if you only move the "data" and "catalog", then you will need to recreate your jobs. In order to get everything, you need to also migrate the database. Below is a link on how to either manually upgrade, or automatically upgrade.

http://www.symantec.com/docs/TECH148403 

Also, if you are running multiple media servers, are you managing them with CASO? If not, then decommisioning one and saving all the information may be more complicated. If they are running as two seperate BE installations, it will be vitually impossible to merge the databases, plus in combining the catalog folders, there could be a chance of having some files the same name.
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