Changing a media server to a managed media server

You can change a stand-alone Backup Exec media server to a managed media server.

Note the following exceptions:

  • If a central administration server is already set for a managed media server, you must use the Backup Exec Utility to change to another central administration server.

  • If the Backup Exec SAN Shared Storage Option is installed, the Set Central Administration Server option is not available on the secondary server.

If the managed media server is not displayed on the Media Server view after you follow these instructions, and if your network contains firewalls, you may need to open some ports between the central administration server and the managed media server.

To change a media server to a managed media server

  1. Verify that the central administration server is running.

  2. Start Backup Exec at the stand-alone media server.

  3. On the Tools menu, click Set Central Administration Server.

  4. Enter the name of the central administration server.

    An informational alert appears stating that the media server will be managed by the specified central administration server.

  5. Click OK.

  6. Restart the Backup Exec media server.

  7. On the central administration server’s navigation bar, click Media Servers.

Changing a media server to a managed media server