There’s no better time than the start of a new year to modernize your legacy IT systems. “Out with the old, in with the new” as the famous adage goes. Knowing that for both humans and IT systems, changes and migrations are never easy, we’ve developed a tool that automates the move from vintage Veritas NetBackup to modern Cohesity that eliminates common pain points associated with a typical technology migration.  

Our complimentary tool saves you and your organization valuable time and money while speeding the time to value with Cohesity. It helps to avoid costly mistakes that come from manual migrations, such as missing sources to protect whether they’re virtual or physical machines. It also empowers your team to more effectively manage schedule changes while preventing human data entry errors that often arise when switching from one system to another.

How It Works

It’s easy to concurrently migrate a variety of data sources, including virtual machines (VMs), physical servers, Linux servers, and databases with our Veritas NetBackup migration tool. You begin the process simply by executing a script from Cohesity that discovers all of your existing policies, endpoints, and schedules. For example, Windows server users run a single PowerShell script that generates a JSON file before proceeding.

Once the script executes, you complete a four-step process that includes:

  1. Uploading extracted existing configurations
  2. Reviewing plans to ensure everything is accurately preserved 
  3. Confirming or authenticating with sources
  4. Initiating the migration

After step 1, you can dig into your extracted configurations to review your plans, including looking at your protection objects. For example, which VMs you are protecting using which tags. You can also check Windows servers and physical machines via IP address and install the backup agent for Cohesity, as needed. Moreover, you have the option to add in new VMs and tags at this point, too if you want to make modifications. The key benefit here is that you get complete visibility into what you are doing before you migrate anything.

Once you’ve reviewed your policies, data sources, and jobs and authenticated your sources, you proceed to the “start migration” dialogue box where you’ll be presented with two options:

  • Look at previously run logs (if you have any)
  • Start migration

As the tool migration logs start reporting progress, you will notice the newly created policies and protection groups in your Cohesity environment, including any originally registered sources as well as newly created ones. Most importantly, you will also be able to view any sources that failed during migration in the built-in comprehensive report from Cohesity. If some sources do fail, it won’t impact the overall migration process and they can be addressed separately.

As you navigate back to the Cohesity dashboard, all protection groups and policies will be instantly apparent because you migrated directly from NetBackup to the Cohesity cluster using our incredibly simple VM tool.

Don’t wait to start your modernization journey. Kick-off the New Year by accelerating your migration with automation today!

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Raj Dutt
raj-dutt
Raj Dutt

Senior Director, Product Marketing

Raj leads product marketing for Cohesity’s data protection, security, and compliance solutions. He has 15 years of technology experience spanning across data management, networking, and IT security.

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Senior Director, Product Marketing
raj-dutt
Raj Dutt
Senior Director, Product Marketing
raj-dutt
Raj Dutt

Senior Director, Product Marketing

Raj leads product marketing for Cohesity’s data protection, security, and compliance solutions. He has 15 years of technology experience spanning across data management, networking, and IT security.
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