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Re-register a Phoenix Backup Store

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Re-registration ensures that all the settings on the existing Phoenix Backup Store such as backup mounts, retention settings, maximum bandwidth, and the IP whitelist are applied to the new Phoenix Backup Store. Druva Phoenix does not break the snapshot 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 PhoenixBackupStore 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 Phoenix matches the network settings of the Phoenix Backup Store it replaces.   

Download the package and generate activation token

The Phoenix Backup Store package is available on the Druva downloads page. In addition, you can download the package when you generate the activation token. 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 Phoenix Management Console.
  2. From the top menu, select the Organization where you want to configure the Phoenix Backup Store.
    The Organization page appears. 
  3. On the Organization page, click Protect > Oracle from the top-menu. 
    The Oracle page appears. 
  4. On the Oracle page, under the Phoenix Backup Stores tab, click the name of the Phoenix Backup Store that is disconnected. 
  5. On the Phoenix Backup Store page, click Re-Register Store. The Re-Register Phoenix Backup Store wizard appears. 
  6. In the first step of the wizard, read the information and click Proceed.
  7. In the Install Package section of the wizard, use the Click here link to launch the downloads page and download the package. If you have already downloaded the package, click Next.
  8. 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 Next
  9. In the Store Activation section, Druva provides the token that you use to activate the Phoenix Backup Store. Copy the token, save it on a text file, and click Finish. You can also navigate to Manage > Tokens from the top menu bar to get the token again. 

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 Phoenix 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.