Steps on how to move a Unitrends Backup virtual appliance from one ESXi host to a new host
The UB appliance needs to be moved to a new host.
The database of the appliance needs to be gracefully stopped during the procedure and the VM needs to be live during the entire process. DO NOT shutdown the appliance when it is migrated to the new host, doing so will result in the licensing being broken.
The following steps should be taken from the command line and in VMware
1. Bring down the Unitrends PostgreSQL database:
2. Confirm that no database processes are running:
3. Migrate the UB VM to the new host using Storage vMotion while it is still powered on.
4. Once the VM has been moved bring the database and all processes back online: