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Moving EV to New Hardware

Created: 29 Nov 2010 • Updated: 05 Dec 2010 • 7 comments
Glenn Martin's picture
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A question we have started to hear more frequently is "how can I move my EV server(s) to new hardware". I guess this shouldn't surprise anyone because more and more customers are moving to Windows 2008 R2 and adopting the x64 platform throughout their server estate. Another reason to consider this is that when we release V10 next year, Windows 2008 R2 will be a pre-requisite. Therefore if you’re thinking of upgrading to V9 in the near future, you might also want to think about upgrading to Windows 2008 R2. This could mean that you’ll need to but some new hardware or even perhaps move EV to a x64 Virtual Machine.

Whatever your plans you will probably soon start to think about how to actually move EV to a new server. Previously I would have referred to you to the Disaster Recover section of our admin guide which is a great starting point. However, I’m pleased to say that we now have a new document out which deals with scenario I described, it is entitled conveniently “Moving Enterprise Vault Servers to New Hardware” . This is well worth a read before you embark on your upgrade project and hope you find this to be a useful point of reference.

http://www.symantec.com/business/support/index?page=content&id=TECH141481

 

Happy Upgrading

Glenn

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TonySterling's picture
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AyazHoda's picture

It doesn't have any information about Enterprise vault versions, what you need to do if you are upgrading from version 7.5 to verion 9.0

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JLOBAUGH's picture

AyazHoda, did you get any responses to your question?  We are beginning the same process, upgrading from 7.5 to 9.  Thank you.

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Vidtec's picture

Glenn,

the PDF document is missing key steps from this technote:

http://www.symantec.com/business/support/index?page=content&id=TECH55065

It doesn't even have a reference to that technote at the very least.  I got caught out by following the PDF alone until Tony Sterling pointed me in the right direction in the DA Forum.

regards,

Tony Vidinovski

Vidtec Consulting Australia

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John Santana's picture

Cool, thansk for sharing.

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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Raed .Sleihat's picture

I have EV 9 installd on Server windows 2008 R2 64bit  who i can upgrade to EV 10.0.3 in place is it possible .

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Rob.Wilcox's picture

yes you can upgrade... best to run the EV Deployment Scanner (from 10.0.3) to check first.

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