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Migrate EV8 to EV10

Created: 19 Aug 2012 • Updated: 25 Aug 2012 | 10 comments
Andy Chong's picture
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Dear all

We are using EV8 w/ exchange 2007 and want to migrate to EV10.

As I know that I need to migrate to EV9 (64bit) first and then migrate to EV10 (64bit), am I right?
 -From EV8 to EV9, I will setup a new EV9 server and new SQL server. Migrate all EV site data and SQL database to the new servers
 -After finish, then from EV9 to EV10, I will setup another new EV10 server. Migrate EV data to EV10 server. But SQL database will remain in the SQL server

So, can EV8 ,9 and 10 conexistenence?
How can I know all data in EV9 is OK and can start to migrate to EV10?

Thanks

Regards

Andy

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ZeRoC00L's picture

You are right, you need to upgrade to EV9 first, and then to 10.

But I would upgrade your existing environment to EV9, and then use the EV Server Settings Migration Wizard to migrate to EV 10.

When you are on EV 8 or 9, migrate the databases to the new SQL server.

Migrate databases:

http://www.symantec.com/business/support/index?page=content&id=TECH35744

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Andy Chong's picture

Thanks for your confirm and introduce the EV Server Settings Migration Wizard to migrate to EV 10.

BTW, I have read the upgrade_instruction in the EV9 setup source. When I migrate from EV8 to EV9, it told me install a EV9 server, but when I install, it is join this EV9 server into existing ev site? Or I need to create a new site?

Also, beside the SQL database, after setup the EV9 server, how can I migrate the data from ev8 to 9? 

Seems the documents don't have detail step on the migration step.

Thanks

ZeRoC00L's picture

Migrate the existing EV 8 server to EV9, on the server itself. This is a very easy setup and depending on the size of your archives and speed of the server will only take a few hours.

Make sure to have a correct backup of the existing archived data and databases !

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Rob.Wilcox's picture

Here is one option I would consider :-

Upgrade to EV 9 from EV 8 on your current hardware.

Install a new Windows 2008 R2 x64 server, drop the EV 9 binaries on it... 

Stop EV on the EV server

Do mega-backups

Do the SQL magic to move to the new server (it is documented, and I blogged about it recently)

'Move' to the new server

Upgrade that server in place to 10.0.1

Bingo :)

ZeRoC00L's picture

Rob, why the extra step on the new server to first install EV9 and then upgrade to EV10 ?

I have done several upgrades already, but all direct from EV9 to EV10 on a new server with the server settings migration wizard.

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TonySterling's picture

Agreed with ZeroCool, no need to install EV 9 on the new server, just install EV 10 and use the Server Settings Migration Wizard, I haven't blogged about it but I have used it several times and it works great.  :)

Rob.Wilcox's picture

Yes you can do that way too. Depends if you want to go down the route of using the tool, or manual steps. My description above was manual steps.

Andy Chong's picture

Hi ZeroCool

Sorry that I have some confuse. The EV8 server is running on 32bit, how can I migrate the server to EV9 itself?

Is it in-place upgrade to EV9 32bit in existing EV8 server and use settings migration wizard to migrate to EV10 64bit on new server?

Thanks

TonySterling's picture

Yes, do an inplace upgrade to EV 9 and then you can user the Server Settings Migration Wizard to move to the new 64 bit hardware and EV 10.

Andy Chong's picture

Dear Tony, ZeroCool

Can EV9 32bit use the Server Settings Migration Wizard to migrate to EV10 64bit in new server directly?

I have this question because one of my services provider told me I cannot do that as below:

From your information, then I need to migrate 3 times??
1. Existing EV8 32bit  in-place upgrade to EV9 32bit
2. EV9 32bit migrate to new EV9 64bit server
3. EV9 64bit migrate to new EV10 64bit server by using server settings migration wizard 

Ans  -Correct

Can I just migrate 2 times? (EV9 32bit to new EV10 64bit server directly)
1. Existing EV8 32bit  in-place upgrade to EV9 32bit
2. “Existing” EV9 32bit migrate to new EV10 64bit server directly by using server settings migration wizard 

Ans  -No , you need to migrate  to 64 bit Hardware first and then  in place upgrade to EV 10 .

Thanks