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How to move live data to a second DCE/DCO suite

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How to move live data to a second DCE/DCO suite

This question was originally posted on DCIM Support by tsmith on 2015-11-25


Hello,

I have a need to distribute the load of my data center over three server suites (DCE/DCO)

Suite 1 will have Row 1 Infrastructure to monitor and report. (Lights off - satellite office #1)

Suite 2 will have Row 2 Infrastructure to monitor and report. (Lights off - satellite office #2)

Suite 3 will have Row 1, Row 2, and Row 3 Infrastructure to monitor and report. (Lights off - HQ)

Live Data from Row 1 and Row 2 need to exported (CRONJOB?) to a "sending server" as a "flat file" (or DB file) that can be FTP'ed to a "receiving server" at Row 3 server suite site.  The "receiving server" will  then push the flat file over to the DCE/DCO servers for "import".

Combined data and alarms from Site 1 and Site 2 will be displayed and reported by Site 3 where people are working to resolve the issues.

What is your recommendation for implementing a solution that will accomplish this task.

Thanks!

Todd

 

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Re: How to move live data to a second DCE/DCO suite

This answer was originally posted on DCIM Support by Steven Marchetti on 2015-11-25


Hi Todd,

 

It is not possible to move partial data from one DCE server to another. The only options available are backup and restore which includes all data. I guess what you could try is doing a full backup and restoring it to the new server. Next, add the new licenses to the new server or speak with support to try to get then reset to be used on the 2nd server. Finally, delete the devices in each DCE that do not correspond. So if devices 1-10 should be on server 31 and 11-20 should be on server #2, back up all, restore to #2. Now both have devices 1-20. Then on server 1, delete 11-20 and on server #2, delete 1-10. Sorry, no easy way built in.

 

I'll defer to others what can be done in DCO but I believe it may be possible to export specific portions but I will defer to others who may have more info.


Thanks,

Steve

 

 

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Re: How to move live data to a second DCE/DCO suite

This comment was originally posted on DCIM Support by tsmith on 2015-11-25


Steve,

Thanks for the comments.  I'm okay if Server #2 has data from 1-20 as long as it won't mess up anything on Server #2's communications for data 11-20.

If backup/restore are the only ways to move the data, on Server #2 will I need to run a backup prior to restoring data from Server #1?  Will the restore merge with the existing data 11-20 or overwrite the data 11-20.  I assume it will overwrite data 1-10.

 

Thanks,

Todd

 

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Re: How to move live data to a second DCE/DCO suite

This answer was originally posted on DCIM Support by Steven Marchetti on 2015-11-25


Hi Todd,

 

If you remove the devices, you remove the data. If you don't remove the devices, you will end up with multiple servers polling each device. If you have 3 DCE servers all monitoring the same device in satellite office #1, you'll have 3 times the SNMP traffic to that device. That could potentially cause comm issues, especially if each location has many devices. Even if you put them in maintenance mode, they still get polled and use a license. Additionally, you can't have a device on the server and specify if it is licensed or not.


My thought on how to get this done was considering a fully configured server #1 and a fresh install on server #2. If server #2 already has data, you can not import a backup over it and save the existing data as well. You would either keep the old data and manually add new devices or yo would import a backup and use the data from the old server. If I missed this, my appologies.

 

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