Although, Tranzman was never designed to be a replacement for Catman, its does have the ability to migrate from NetBackup to NetBackup.  This ability started as a side-effect of doing cross product migrations, but it was soon realised that the flexibility the Tranzman approach gives makes it a viable and preferable alternative for many engagements.

Some of the main differences between how Catman, and Tranzman work.

  • Catman requires downtime to both environments for migration to take place, Tranzman keeps both environments "always available".
  • Catman does a FULL migration of an environment, partial migrations and splits require a lot of clean-up activities, and these can introduce RISK when performing expirations. Tranzman is granular and you can migrate only the images / copies that you want to migrate.*
  • Catman does only one to one migrations / mergers. Tranzman, working on a granular level allows for multiple environments to be migrated at the same time, this allows for one to one, along with many to one.

Other Catman limitations that Tranzman resolves:

  1. KMS can be migrated and merged
  2. Vault is fully migrated and can also be merged
  3. Host Properties and other configuration settings can be merged, through the Tranzman Web Console
  4. Compressed images are migrated without needing to be uncompressed beforehand.
  5. Retention Levels are merged, resolving issues with conflicts automatically, and updating images accordingly.
  6. Intelligent Policy are migrated and merged, retaining all Groups and Instances and associated Credentials  (Catman doesn't merge these)
  7. Barcode Rules are merged, without additional manual steps to resolve duplicate prefixes
  8. Media Id Generation rules are migrated and merged
  9. Shared storage servers, that belong to both the origin and the destination don't cause issues when being merged.
  10. Client side Accelerator Tracklogs renames can be "pushed" when the destination has a different name.

 

Backup Migrations, Mergers, and Splits

Tranzman can enable migrations, mergers, and split of NetBackup domains.

  • Migration: quickly and efficiently migrating backup solutions into another destination environment from the same vendor
  • Merge: merging multiple backup environments into a single environment from the same vendor
  • Splits: splitting backup environments into multiple environments

Tranzman supports all NetBackup Master SERVERS from the list below, running on HPUX, Solaris, AIX, Linux and Windows.  It also supports ALL cluster configurations.

Image and Workload Migration Support

Tranzman support ALL image and policy types from the following versions of NetBackup.

 

Destination NetBackup

Origin NetBackup

8.0.X

8.1.X

8.2.X

6.0.X

Supported

Supported

Supported

6.5.X

Supported

Supported

Supported

7.0.X

Supported

Supported

Supported

7.1.X

Supported

Supported

Supported

7.5.X

Supported

Supported

Supported

7.6.X

Supported

Supported

Supported

7.7.X

Supported

Supported

Supported

8.0.X

Supported

Supported

Supported

8.1.X

NOT SUPPORTED

Supported

Supported
8.2.X NOT SUPPORTED NOT SUPPORTED Supported