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Move the CA ARCserve Backup Catalog Database to a Different Location

This topic describes how to move the CA ARCserve Backup catalog database to a different new location. You may wish to move the catalog database to a different location when you experience any of the conditions that follow:

Best Practices

Before you move the CA ARCserve Backup catalog database to a different location, consider the following best practices:

Note: The steps that follow apply to CA ARCserve Backup servers using Microsoft SQL Server or Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Express Edition to host the CA ARCserve Backup database.

To move the CA ARCserve Backup catalog database to a different location

  1. Complete the following tasks:
  2. If there are member servers in the CA ARCserve Backup domain, execute Cstop on all member servers to stop all CA ARCserve Backup services.

    Note: For information about using Cstop, see Stop and Start All CA ARCserve Backup Services Using Batch Files.

  3. Execute Cstop on the CA ARCserve Backup primary or stand-alone server to stop all CA ARCserve Backup services.
  4. After all services stop, bring the new location for the catalog database online.
  5. In the new location for the catalog database, create the path.

    For example:

    F:\ARCserve\catalog.db  
    
  6. Copy all folders from the original location to the new location.

    For example:

    Original location
    C:\Program Files\CA\ARCserve Backup\CATALOG.DB
    
    New location
    F:\ARCserve\catalog.db
    
  7. After you copy the Catalog files to the new location, execute Cstart on the primary or stand-alone CA ARCserve Backup server to restart all CA ARCserve Backup services.

    Note: For information about using Cstart, see Stop and Start All CA ARCserve Backup Services Using Batch Files.

    Allow several minutes to elapse to ensure that all CA ARCserve Backup services start.

  8. Open the Server Admin Manager.

    From the server directory tree, click the CA ARCserve Backup primary server or stand-alone server.

    Click Configuration on the toolbar.

    The Configuration dialog opens.

  9. Click the Database Engine tab.

    In the Catalog database folder field, specify the new path to the catalog database.

    For example:

    F:\ARCserve\catalog.db
    

    Optionally, you can click the ellipsis to browse to the new location for the catalog database.

    Click OK.

    The Configuration dialog closes.

  10. Submit a simple backup job from the primary or stand-alone server.
  11. After the simple backup job is complete, submit a simple restore job from the primary or stand-alone server.
  12. After the simple backup and restore jobs on the primary or stand-alone server are complete, ensure that CA ARCserve Backup is writing job summary and detail information to the new location for the catalog database.
  13. If there are members servers in the CA ARCserve Backup domain, execute Cstart on one of the member servers. Allow several minutes to elapse to ensure that all CA ARCserve Backup services start.
  14. Submit a simple backup job from a member server.
  15. After the simple backup job is complete, submit a simple restore job from the member server.
  16. After the simple backup and restore jobs on the member server are complete, ensure that CA ARCserve Backup is writing job summary and detail information to the new location for the catalog database on the primary server.
  17. Execute Cstart on the remaining member servers in the CA ARCserve Backup domain. You should allow five minutes to elapse between Cstart executions to minimize SAN, LAN, and CA ARCserve Backup RPC updates.

Note: After you move the catalog database to a different location, restore job and summary and detail data from the same backup job may not reflect in the catalog database. To remedy this problem, run Repair Database Connection using the Server Configuration Wizard. For more information, see Repair the ARCserve Database Connection on a Primary Server.