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Move a Symantec endpoint protection DB from one drive to another on the same server

Created: 27 Dec 2013 | 7 comments

I have endpoint protection version 12.0.1.001 on a server that i can't change the size of the C: drive very easily.

It is getting full and I have plenty of space on the D: drive.

I have dug up a couple articles on how to move from one server to the other.

Is there an easy way to just move the DB to the D: drive?

Or a easy way to export all information out and re-install it and not loose any of the client connection information so they don't have to be messed with?

I  want to upgrade this client to the latest greatest but want to avoid any gotcha's if I can.

Thanks

Mike

 

 

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.Brian's picture

Try the suggestions/answer found at these links:

https://www-secure.symantec.com/connect/forums/out...

https://www-secure.symantec.com/connect/forums/mov...

Also, are you running SQL or embedded DB?

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MichaelD50's picture

If your version information is correct (12.0.1001), that is a very old version of the SEP Small Business Edition (SBE).

You might want to consider making a fresh start with a new install of the latest SEP SBE (12.1.4013); you will then have the ability to choose where your SEPM folder with the database is written.

Reconnecting clients can be done by dropping sylink.xml files exported from the new SEPM on the current clients. After you reconnect them to the new SEPM, they will "auto-upgrade" to the new version.

MJD

mli7777's picture

Well I have read through a few of the links up above.  

And a couple make me nervous.  :)

The DB is not SQL I am sure as this is a fairly small install around 75 machines.

I have a 40 gig C: drive with about 2.5 gig left.

Want to move to the D: drive that has a few hundred gig.

What are the odds if I do an inplace upgrade first to the latest greatest if I can squeeze it in then move it?

One of the articles sounded like it was meant for this older version but other ones mentioned 12.1.

The sem5.db is 2.7 gig so I am also going to look over the directions for making it smaller first.

Thanks

Mike

Chetan Savade's picture

Hi Mike,

Thank you for posting in Symantec community.

What are the odds if I do an in-place upgrade first to the latest greatest if I can squeeze it in then move it?

--> You will have to perform disaster recovery to move SEPM on another drive.Before that to complete in-line upgrade you may required more free space than 2.7 Gig.

I would suggest first perform disaster recovery on another drive and then go ahead with the upgrade process.

Total how many clients are there?

Chetan Savade
Sr Technical Support Engineer, Endpoint Security
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Chetan Savade's picture

Is there any update?

Chetan Savade
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Enterprise Technical Support
CCNA | CCNP | MCSE | SCTS |

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mli7777's picture

Hello

No update as I had a bug for a couple days.

Getting caught up today.

Was kind of hoping to do the upgrade first as I had not looked for the media for the existing version yet.

So not sure how easy it is going to be to get my hands on it.

But will look some tomorrow and see what i can find.

Thanks

Mike