Moving EV to New Hardware
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.