When an Agent connects to a Vault, it must know the location of the computer running the Vault software. It communicates using standard HTTP or HTTPS. The address of the computer running the Vault is specified either as the:
DNS, such as wafs02.myCompany.com
local computer's name on the LAN, such as AVL002. This is valid only if the Agent is on the same LAN as the Vault.
IP address such as 100.120.130.123 This syntax can be appended with a port number if the port is different from the default (port 80), for instance 100.120.130.123:711.
Sometimes it is necessary to modify the Vault’s address or to move the Vault software to a new computer. After the change, the Vault’s address must also be modified on each Agent connected to the Vault.
Reasons to change the Vault's IP Address and Port
IT reconfiguration. For example, using a new ISP carrier, repartitioning an existing network, relocating an office, etc.
To expedite the initial replication, the computer running the Vault is brought physically near the Agent, thus using fast LAN connection between the Agent and the Vault. Once the initial replication is over, the Vault is moved back to its permanent physical location, where its address is different from what it was during the initial replication.
The Vault software needs to be moved from one computer to another.
Port conflict resolution. You need to change the port number used by the Vault.
To relocate the physical Vault without redoing any replication
This method is not necessary if the Vault has only been renamed or the port number changed. Refer to Changing the Vault IP Address or Port for details.
Stop each of the Agents and the Vault.
Install WAFS on the new computer. The installation creates a Working Space directory.
Stop the Vault service on the new computer.
Delete the Working Space directory from the new computer.
Move the Working Space directory from the old computer to this new computer.
Start the Vault service on the new computer.
If you have a permanent license code, make sure you delete it from the old Vault computer and move it over to the new Vault.
Change the Vault IP address and/or port. All of the Jobs connected to the Vault are moved to the new Vault.