Reuse node name

2006-08-24 15:20:02
Subject: Reuse node name
From: Keith Arbogast <warbogas AT INDIANA DOT EDU>
Date: Thu, 24 Aug 2006 15:18:28 -0400
A Windows sys-admin wishes to replace an existing Windows 2000 server
with a newly built Windows 2003 server, but using the old name for
the new server.  We have been backing up the old server for some
time.  He is adamant that he won't need to roll back to the old
server, or restore any files from its backups.

I'm wondering what problems might occur when we start backing up
files from the new client, for instance since the file systems on the
old and new servers will be somewhat different.

Would the best way to avoid problems be to do a RENAME NODE of the
old client?  Then, register the new server with the old name and TSM
won't have any records associated with that name to 'confuse' it.

If there is a simpler way, or if no intervention is required, I would
be glad to know that.

Our TSM servers are at version

Thank you,
Keith Arbogast

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