I inherited an environment with 2 Cell Managers. One acting as MoM for centralized licensing and CMMDB to make life interesting and the other cell manager at another site is tied to it.
I've had 2 outages recently of the CMMDB cell manager and it's caused all backups at the other site to not happen. The only benefit I've seen so far in the CMMDB is it makes device management easy. However, being unable to create backups during outages and the potential that Auto Replication Sync doesn't work in CMMDB for my site to site replication, means I need to get rid of it.
I have about a year of backups in the current IDBs at both sites. I opened a ticket asking about how to go forward and dropping the CMMDB and got a "that isn't supported" response.
The only positive thing I can find about getting rid of it is this for Version 5.1 and it's dated January 16, 2004: How to go back to local MMDB from a CMMDB configuration
If ARS worked I'd be able to see all the clients backups that replicated from the other site on my local StoreOnce and could perform some 1 offs to LTO6 to capture everything and if need be roll a brand new IDB at that site independent of the primary site. However, since ARS is failing, I'm looking for ideas on moving forward and dropping the CMMDB.
I am leaning towards getting disk images of my cell managers and trying out the 2004 instructions and see what happens.
Any thoughts or suggestions are appreciated.