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How to Change the Host Name of the NetBackup 7 Media Server?

Publication Date:  2012-07-19 Views:  8359 Downloads:  0
Issue Description
The customer occasionally changes the host name of the media server for certain reasons, and therefore needs to configure the NetBackup accordingly.
Alarm Information
Handling Process
Before you rename the media server, decommission it.
Refer to Document ID: 289139
DOCUMENTATION: What is the process for decommissioning a NetBackup 6.0 media server?
Stop the netbackup process, and change the host name of the media server in bp.conf and vm.conf.
Change the host name and its resolution (also names of relevant hosts) to ensure that resolutions between the master server, media server, and clients match with the new host name.
Start the netbackup process.
5. Run the nbemmcmd -listhosts command to check whether the new host name is listed. If no, refer to:
Document ID: 279049
DOCUMENTATION: How to use the "nbemmcmd -addhost" command to add a media server to a VERITAS NetBackup (tm) 6.0 environment. 
For manually adding the new host name.
Scan for the device again, and modify the storage unit settings in relevant policies.
Note: Some options of certain commands are only available in recently patched versions. Therefore, you are advised to use an up-to-date version.
Windows does not contain bp.conf. To avoid too many items in the registry, you are advised to reinstall the NetBackup using the new host name after you decommission the media server.
Root Cause
If no modification is made to the NetBackup after the host name is changed, the media server cannot work properly.