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Upgrade from VSC6.1 or 6.2p1 backup jobs question


I am about to upgrade to VSC 6.2p1.

I plan to uninstall VSC 6.1, from my vcenter 5.5 Server, reboot, and install VSC 6.2p1.

Question - Will I lose my smvi backup jobs I already have scheduled and configured for my NFS datastores?  If probable, how can I backup and restore my jobs, after the VSC6.2p1 installation?  Are there any other upgrade considerations??



Re: Upgrade from VSC6.1 or 6.2p1 backup jobs question




You can backup the configuration by taking a copy of the C:\Program Files\NetApp\Virtual Storage Console\SMVI\server\repository.



The full procedure is described in the NetApp KB:


A new install of Virtual Storage Console requires the following information. Ensure that this information is known before proceeding with a new installation.

Account information for registering VSC with the vCenter server
Storage controller credentials

Only one instance of VSC can be registered to a single vCenter instance. Before installing a new instance of VSC, confirm that the data listed in the procedure below has been copied to a safe location and the old installation uninstalled.
An account with Administrator privileges is needed in order to install VSC.
Virtual Storage Console retains information pertaining to backups in the Virtual Storage Console directory (typically C:\Program Files\NetApp\Virtual Storage Console\SMVI\server\repository). 
Before starting a new install of VSC, a copy should be made of the repository directory and copy this folder to a safe location. 


Perform the following steps:

Stop the NetApp SnapManager for Virtual Infrastructure service.
Copy the C:\Program Files\NetApp\Virtual Storage Console\SMVI\server\repository directory to a safe location.
Uninstall old instance of VSC.
After the old instance of VSC has been removed, the new install of VSC on new server can be performed.
On the new server, perform the new installation of Virtual Storage Console:
Download the VSC installer from the NetApp Support Site. 
Right click the VSC installer file and select 'Run as Administrator' to start the installation wizard.
Follow the instructions in the installation wizard to install the software.
Note: If you want to install Backup and Recovery, select that option. Otherwise, the VSC installer does not install it.
Click Finish to complete the installation.
When the installation is complete, register VSC with the vCenter Server on the Web page that appears. 
After VSC has been installed, add the storage controllers and allow discovery to complete.
In VSC 4.2.2, go to Monitoring and Host Configuration > Overview to add the storage controllers: 
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In VSC 5.x, go to Virtual Storage Console > Storage Systems to add the storage controllers:
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To restore the backup jobs, perform the following steps:
Note: In order for to ensure that the VSC service is seen by the vCenter service, stop the following services in the order listed and then restart them in the order listed.
Stop the NetApp SnapManager for Virtual Infrastructure and Virtual Storage Console services.
Locate the 'repository' directory that was backed up from the old install.
Copy the scheduledBackups.xml file, backups.xml file, and the backups\jobs folder into the new repository folder (typically C:\Program Files\NetApp\Virtual Storage Console\SMVI\server\repository)
Start the NetApp SnapManager for Virtual Infrastructure and Virtual Storage Console services.
Stop and restart the vCenter VirtualCenter Server service to allow it to register the new VSC plugin'
After this is complete your backup jobs should be present within VSC.

 Hope this helps.


Kind regards.

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