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Migrating EV8/9 partition from ntfs to network share

Created: 18 Jan 2012 • Updated: 22 Jan 2012 | 6 comments
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I am preparing to migrate an EV server from 2003/EV 8.0.4 to 2008R2/EV 9.0.2. 

Partitions are presently using ntfs paths. 

I wish to change to network share paths either before or after the migration. 

I can not find any kb directly addressing this but this one is very similar; 

I'm looking for confirmation that the following steps will meet my requirement to switch partitions from ntfs to network shares, specifically that the sql component listed is all that is required; 

1. Set up network shares as outlined in several EV doco's 

2. Put EV into read only mode and then stop all EV services, check queues empty etc 

3. Within the Directory DB > Partition Entry Table, change the "PartitionRootPath" to match the correct UNC network path, e.g. D:\vaultprtn1 becomes \\vaultserver\vaultshare\vaultprtn1_sharename 

4. Start EV services and put Vault into Read/Write mode 

Is it that simple (relatively) or am I missing other key elements?



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AndrewB's picture

yup you have the right idea. not much to it :-)

here's an article that better relates to your scenario.

Andy Becker | Authorized Symantec Consultant | Trace3 | Symantec National Partner |

CareFreeX's picture

Agreed. If you are moving the partition to different drive and EV fail to update the "RemotePartitionRootPath" automatically then you need to update the RemotePartitionRootPath column in PartitionRootPath as well.

AengusM's picture

Thanks Andrew!

I'm feeling confident I have it right, just looking for re-assurance before I jump :-)

I forgot to add the index component to the above question, the Indexes are also ntfs and I'm assuming at this stage switch to network share is an adjustment of the EVDirectory Db > dbo.indexrootpathentry > indexrootpath.


AndrewB's picture

you have the right idea again. here's a kb for reference. 

Andy Becker | Authorized Symantec Consultant | Trace3 | Symantec National Partner |

AengusM's picture

Ah! I missed the RemotePartitionRootPath, brilliant, thanks for that!

AengusM's picture

Thanks for the input !

Migrated without issue over the weekend.

I have to add that I've done EV 6 to 7, 7 to 8 and now 8 to 9, I've done parallel physical to virtuals and parallel Server OS migrations and every time, EV has really been a great product to migrate/upgrade, sure the odd issue but relatively minor especially compared to so many other products.