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Re-register a Phoenix Backup Store

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You should re-register or re-add a Phoenix Backup Store only to replace a registered Phoenix Backup Store with a new Phoenix Backup Store (replacement store), either as a part of your hardware refresh cycle or for disaster recovery purposes. Re-registration ensures that all the settings on the existing Phoenix Backup Store such as backup mounts, retention settings, maximum bandwidth, and the IP allowlist are applied to the new Phoenix Backup Store. Druva does not break the recovery point chain of the Oracle RMAN backups uploaded to the Druva Cloud from the Phoenix Backup Store.

Prerequisites

Perform the following steps on the Phoenix Backup Store that you want to replace:

  1. Run the following command to stop the Phoenix Backup Store service:
    sudo service PhoenixBackupStore stop        
    
  2. Run the following command to remove the existing ZFS pool on the Phoenix Backup Store:
    zpool destroy -f Phoenix
    
  3. Run the following command to remove the existing the database state:
    rm -rf /var/Phoenix/ExportService/database.db
    
  4. Remove the existing entries from /etc/exports.

Ensure that the Phoenix Backup Store service on the old Phoenix Backup Store is stopped.

In addition, ensure that the network settings of the Ubuntu server or the virtual machine that you are re-registering with Druva matches the network settings of the Phoenix Backup Store it replaces.   

Download the package and generate activation token

You can download the Phoenix Backup Store package from the Register Phoenix Backup Store page. You can also download the Phoenix Backup Store package from the Downloads page. If you want to:

  • Set up the Phoenix Backup Store on a physical appliance, download the Debian package. 
  • Set up the Phoenix Backup Store as a virtual machine, download the Open Virtual Appliance (OVA) package.

To generate the activation token: 

  1. Log in to the Management Console.
  2. Click Oracle > Phoenix Backup Store from the Protect menu. Note that if the All Organizations menu is enabled, you have to first select an organization where the Phoenix Backup Store needs to be configured and then click Oracle > Phoenix Backup Store.
    The Phoenix Backup Stores page appears.
  3. Click the name of the Phoenix Backup Store that you want to reregister. Ensure that the Phoenix Backup Store is disconnected.
  4. Click the More icon > Re-register Store. The Re-Register Phoenix Backup Store dialog appears. 
  5. Read the information and click Proceed. The  Re-Register Phoenix Backup Store page appears.
  6. In the Download and Install Phoenix Backup Store package on the Phoenix Backup Store section, click Download under Phoenix Backup Store (OVA) or Phoenix Backup Store (Debian Package) sections to download the OVA package or the Debian package, respectively. If you have already downloaded the package, in the Activate Phoenix Backup Store section, use the Default Activation Token provided by Druva to activate Phoenix Backup Store. This token is valid for  25 servers and for 7 days.
  7. Click Copy Command to copy the activation script containing the activation command and activation token, save it to a text file, and click Done.
    You can also navigate to Manage Activation Tokens from the top menu bar to get the activation token again.
  8. If this token has expired, click Generate New Token. In the Generate Token dialog box, enter the following details, and click Generate.
  9. In the Generate Activation Token section of the wizard, provide:
    Field Description
    Token Description A string that can help you identify the token.
    This token can activate <the number of> stores The number of Phoenix Backup Stores that can be activated using this token.
    The token expires in The number of days after which the token cannot be used for activating a Phoenix Backup Store.
    After you provide the details above, click Done

Deploy the Debian package on an Amazon EC2 instance with Ubuntu as its operating system

Deploy the Debian package on an Ubuntu server and register the Phoenix Backup Store

Deploy the OVA package on a VMware setup and register the Phoenix Backup Store virtual machine

Ensure that you use this activation token for the correct Phoenix Backup Store. If you use this token on a different store, backup jobs will fail on this store as well on the Phoenix Backup Store you originally wanted to re-register. In addition, on the Phoenix Backup Stores tab of the Oracle page, details of the other Phoenix Backup Store  become identical to the Phoenix Backup Store you originally wanted to re-register. 

Reuse a Phoenix Backup Store

You can reuse an older Phoenix Backup Store. However, before you reuse the Phoenix Backup Store, ensure that certain Druva files are removed from it. Perform the following steps to clean up a Phoenix Backup Store for reuse:

  1. Run the following command to remove the existing ZFS pool on the Phoenix Backup Store:
    zpool destroy -f Phoenix
    
  2. Run the following command to remove the existing the database state:
    rm -rf /var/Phoenix/ExportService/database.db
    
  3. Remove the existing entries from /etc/exports.

After performing the steps above, follow the steps in the deploy and register a Phoenix Backup Store article and register it as a new Phoenix Backup Store.