BackupExec Update 12.5 -> 2012 fails

Posted on 2012-08-12
Last Modified: 2015-01-13

I try to upgrade a BackupExec 10d -> 2012 on a 2003 SBS, but it fails.
I was able to upgrade 10d->11d and 11d->12.5 without any problem, but 12.5->2012 fails with:

08-12-2012,21:20:29 : Attaching BEDB to SQL Server.
08-12-2012,21:20:29 : EXEC sp_attach_db 'BEDB',@filename1 = N'D:\Programme\Symantec\Backup Exec\NT\Data\BEDB_Dat.mdf', @filename2 = N'D:\Programme\Symantec\Backup Exec\NT\Data\BEDB_Log.ldf'
+ 08-12-2012,21:20:29 : V-225-205: ERROR -1: Database 'BEDB' already exists. ***To search for information about this error, click here
+ 08-12-2012,21:20:29 : Error prepping migration.
08-12-2012,21:20:29 : Migration failed returning error: 1603

Symnatec's KB says nothing about the failure.
Does anyone have an idea whats going wrong?
Question by:banyooo
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    Upgrading Backup Exec 12.5 to 2012, and migrating to new OS, with new server hardware

    Upgrade from Backup Exec 12.5 to 2012

    ERROR -1: Database 'BEDB' already exists. ***To search for information about this error, click here

    Can two media servers use same SQL instance for database storage?

    Changing instance of SQL installation - need to reconnect BackupExec 12d

    - Rancy

    Author Comment

    Thanks Rancy,

    your answer does not really address my problem:
    - I do not change Server or OS
    - I do not have 2 media servers using th same instance
    I simply want to upgrade inplace from 12.5->2012.
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    I do agree and hope that all Pre-requesites have been taken care of .... Below 2 articles were found with the error you are getting.

    - Rancy

    Accepted Solution

    I have given up and habe installed a new BE 2012 without migrating.

    Author Closing Comment

    no solution at all

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