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FAQ: How do I move a CloudBacko Go installation onto another machine?

Article ID: 5282
Reviewed: 24/06/2021

Product Version: Cloudbacko Go 8.5 or above
Operating System: All platforms

Description

This document contains instruction on how to move a CloudBacko Go installation onto another machine.

Steps

The following assumptions are made:

  • You will migrate your CloudBacko Go installation from Computer A to Computer B.
  • You will install the same or a newer version of CloudBacko Go on Computer B.
  • Both Computer A and B are on similar operating system platforms (e.g. both on Windows, both on Linux … etc.)
1. On the original computer (Computer A), copy the user config files and log files at:

%UserProfile%\.obm

To the same location on the new computer (Computer B).

NOTE:

The exact path to the .obm folder can be found within the home.txt file in the CloudBacko Go installation folder.

If the .obm folder is not copied onto the new machine, CloudBacko Go will prompt for the encyption key for each backup set before you can access the backup set.

2. Download, and install the latest version of CloudBacko Go on the new computer.
3. Modify the owner setting of the backup set(s) from the original computer to the new computer:
  • For CloudBacko Go installation on operating system platforms with GUI

a. Login to the CloudBacko Go user interface.

b. Select Backup Sets, then the corresponding backup set.

c. Update the Windows User Authentication settings.

d. Under Backup Schedule, enable the Run schedule backup for this backup set setting.

d. Select Yes, when prompted to take ownership of the backup set.

e. Repeat the same steps for all backup sets that should be run on the new computer (Computer B).

  • For CloudBacko Go installation on Linux/FreeBSD CLI

a. Execute the RunConfigurator.sh script under the CloudBacko Go installation bin folder.

b. Export the settings of the corresponding backup set to a XML file.

c. Edit the backupSet.xml file with a text editor, modify the Enable scheduled backup on this computer setting from N to Y.

d. Import the backup set setting afterward.

e. Enter Y when prompted to take ownership of the backup set, then enter Y when prompted to overwrite existing settings.

NOTE:

For backup set with no backup schedule, you will need to create a temporary backup schedule for the backup set in order to change the owner setting of the backup set to the new computer. You can delete the backup schedule once you have modified the owner setting.

4. Confirm if the owner setting of the backup set is correct:
  • For CloudBacko Go installation on operating system platforms with GUI

a. Login to the CloudBacko Go user interface.

b. Select Backup Sets, confirm on the Owner (e.g. computer name) listed under the backup set.

c. Repeat the same steps for all backup sets that should be run on the new computer (Computer B).

  • For CloudBacko Go installation on Linux/FreeBSD CLI

a. Execute the RunConfigurator.sh script under the CloudBacko Go installation bin folder.

b. Confirm on the Owner setting of the backup set by listing the backup set's setting.

c. Repeat the same steps for all backup sets that should be run on the new computer (Computer B).

5. For CloudBacko Go installation on Windows, modify the Windows User Authentication setting if necessary.

a. Select Backup Sets, then the corresponding backup set.

b. Under General, modify the Windows User Authentication settings if necessary.

c. Repeat the same steps for all backup sets that should be run on the new computer (Computer B).

6. For backup set with Continuous Backup enabled, re-enable the Continuous Backup setting.

a. Select Backup Sets, then the corresponding backup set.

b. Under Continuous Backup, enable the Backup whenever a change is made setting.

c. Repeat the same steps for all backup sets that have Continuous Backup enabled previously.

Keywords

migrate, move, reinstall, CloudBacko Go

public/faq/how_to_move_cbkgo_to_another_machine_5282.txt · Last modified: 2021/06/24 14:49 by support