2 Replies Latest reply on Apr 5, 2012 5:21 AM by findlaybk

    Retry installation on secondary server

    findlaybk

      Hello,

      My first attempt at installing FoE failed on the secondary server (I missed the part about not using NIC teaming). I'm doing a P2P install in a WAN configuration. I ended up having to the reformat the second server and start fresh after the P2P failed during the first attempt. When I did this, I deleted the Windows Backup that was created from the primary server. I tried re-creating this backup on the primary server using Windows Backup, but when I start to run through the FoE install on the secondary server where I select the "pre-sync data folder",  I'm presented with a warning that "setup is unable to locate the file nfsetup.dat..." I'm guessing now that this file was created directly by the FoE install on the primary server, and was not created by the Windows Backup?

      Can I make a second installation attempt on the secondary server without having to uninstall and reinstall on the the primary server?

        • Re: Retry installation on secondary server
          aLTeReGo

          If the backup generated through the installation procedure was lost there is no way of re-initiating it after the installation of FoE is completed on the primary server. You can use the Windows backup utility to backup the system manually and restore it on the secondary server yourself using the same utility and then resume the installation of FoE on the secondary server selecting the pre-cloned option. Another possible alternative would be to copy over the hidden nfsetup.dat and changelog.txt files from the C:\Program Files\SolarWinds\FoE\Support directory to the secondary server where the backup file resides and retry the installation on the secondary server.

          • Re: Retry installation on secondary server
            findlaybk

            Thanks. The location of the nfsetup.dat and changelog.txt files was what I needed. I'll give the installation on the secondary server another shot.