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Migrating to Enterprise Vault 10

Created: 26 Jul 2013 • Updated: 29 May 2014 • 2 comments
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I have seen a few posts on the Connect Forums which talk about a variety of steps to get your current Enterprise Vault environment to EV 10 (or 10.0.1, 10.0.2, etc). Each expert has their own opinion of the steps which should be taken, and I'm not alone in that particular game either. I know that there are many options, perhaps too many?

Let's assume at the start of this exercise you have a nice, working, Enterprise Vault 9 server running on Windows 2003 SP 2 - it's old school stuff. Your storage is a network share. Your SQL Server is (of course) on a different server.

The options that I have seen discussed are :

* Forklift to new 64 bit hardware, with the same EV 9 version. Upgrade to EV 10.

* Use the Server Settings Migration Wizard to go to 64 bit hardware. Update to EV 10.

* Use the Server Settings Migration Wizard to go straight to EV 10 on 64 bit hardware

Each of these has their pro's and con's. Which would you recommend, and why?

 

 

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marbak71's picture

Hi Rob,

I recommend you use the last option. Use the Server Settings Migration Wizard to go straight to 64-bit hardware. I prefer this because you can do it in just one step. I have done this for a customer two months ago and it worked fine. First I had to upgrade the EV 8SP3 to EV 9 and after that I directly migrated to EV 10 on 64-bit hardware useing the Server Setting Migration Wizard. It was easy and worked fine for me. Don't forget to follow all other steps from the install/upgrade guide.

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John Santana's picture

Marbak, many thanks for the sharing here.

I'm in the same situation as described by Rob above

  • Windows Server 2003 Ent SP2 32 bit (Virtual Machine)
  • EV 9.0.4 SP1
  • 20 Physical RDM LUN attached to the VM (formatted as NTFS) on block storage VM.

So in this case, I've been advised by people in this forum to provision the same storage layout as follows:

  • Windows Server 2012 Std R2 64 bit (Virtual Machine)
  • EV 10.0.4
  • 20 Physical RDM LUN attached to the VM (formatted as NTFS) on block storage VM. (this is bit too much but I don't have any other choice, or no idea of this is will be going or not).
  • 5x 4 TB new CIFS share for storing those EV VaultStore in the RDM above.
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I will do the migration from the old VM into the new VM using the wizard, to the same storage / drive letters.

And then from there migrate it over to the CIFS share, so it is very daunting task and have to be done twice in terms of filecopy procedure ~18TB+ firstly from the old VM into the new VM, and then split them across to the new CIFS share.

 

if anyone know how to better or handle this without doubling the amount of LUN capacity, please share it here.

Kind regards,

John Santana
IT Professional

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Please be nice to me as I'm newbie in this forum.

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