This article contains instruction on how to start an AhsayCBS Replication Receiver role as a Backup Server (e.g. AhsayCBS in Backup Server mode).
Converting your CBS Replication Receiver into Backup Server role is relatively simple. You'll need to know where the replication is storing the replica, and from there the procedures are straightforward.
Refer to the following steps to convert your AhsayCBS Replication Receiver mode to Backup Server role:
(The instructions are demonstrated for Windows using Ahsay default installation path, but similar steps are used for Branded CBS or other platforms (e.g. Linux), substitute the example with your values.)
Make note of the Default Home Directory and Replication Home settings.
Default Home Directory is where the Replication Sender's System Home, User settings, and Configuration settings are stored (in the app folder).
Replication Home is the location where Users' replicated backup data and logs are stored (the User Home directory of the Backup Server).
For example purpose used within this document, the following settings will be used:
Default Home Directory is set to C:\Program Files\AhsayCBS\system\rps\rcvshome\receiver
Replication Home is set to E:\Receiver Home
AhsayCBS Installation directory is set to C:\Program Files\AhsayCBS\
Example: rename from: "C:\Program Files\AhsayCBS\conf" , to "C:\Program Files\AhsayCBS\conf.rps"
(Note: In later steps, the system directory was renamed, so adjust your notes accordingly.)
Note: The "conf.zip" will contain the CBS Backup Server's setting at time of replication (including License). If users were newly added, modified, or other setting changes; consider those reverted back to time of replicated settings.
%Default Home Directory%\app\conf\conf.zip
%AhsayCBS Install Home%\conf\*
Example C:\Program Files\AhsayCBS\system.rps\rps\rcvshome\receiver\app\conf\conf.zip
%Default Home Directory%\app\system\*
%AhsayCBS System Home%\*
Example C:\Program Files\AhsayCBS\system.rps\rps\rcvshome\receiver\app\system\*
Note: If you are planning to change the System Home location, copy the replicated System Home to the new System Home location instead.
If you had preplanned your initial setup of Replication and made your paths align, then this step may already completed.
Referring to our example settings, we replicated to "E:\Receiver Home", but the CBS Backup Server settings point User Home path to "C:\Program Files\AhsayCBS\user", therefore we need to align the directory structure to match the CBS Backup Server's User Home path values. However, it is also possible to reconfigure AhsayCBS to point to "E:\Receiver Home" as the new User Home on this CBS server once converted; this is an option instead of transferring files around, but you'll need to remove the old path from settings if it no longer exist.
Move the replicated User Home from the Replication Home to the expected AhsayCBS User Home folder path. (Optional: Copy instead of Move)
%AhsayCBS User Home%\*
Important: Do not copy over the folder in YYYY-MM-DD-hh-mm-ss format.
Example E:\Receiver Home\*
Note: If you are planning to change the User Home location, move the replicated User Home to the new User Home location instead, then update the settings from CBS UI.
Note: If you have User Home paths pointing to network shares, then they should be accessible too by this CBS, its User Home settings are inherited by the CBS Backup Server configuration.
If necessary, Modify the System Home setting under System Settings > Basic (e.g. if you had relocated the replicated System Home to a new location in the previous step).
If necessary, Modify the User Home setting under Backup / Restore > Basic (e.g. if you had relocated the replicated User Home to a new location in the previous step).
Your CBS Backup Server's Licensee Name and License Key should already be applied. Press Update button.
Your CBS Replication Receiver no longer exists as it was converted to be Backup Server, therefore disable Replication Sender.
Note: For AhsayCBS installation on Linux platforms, the conversion procedure contained above are the same except all directory paths are in the Linux convention.
Video demonstration: How to Promote AhsayCBS Replication to Backup Server Role
It is recommended you setup a lab, to practice the conversion, before disaster strikes. If you need assistance, Ahsay Professional Service is available to assist with the conversion, or to help setup you lab environment for your personal testing. Contact us!
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