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Created: 28 Sep 2012 • Updated: 29 Sep 2012 | 5 comments
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I've Symantec server with 300 clients. Is it possible to move them to another SEPM server ?

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pete_4u2002's picture

can you have another server as replication server to the old server? if yes, then change the MSL list once the replication is successful.

else you need to copy sylink.xml on these clients to move to new SEPM

Fariduzzaman's picture

How much time a replication procudure for 300 users may take ?

Ashish-Sharma's picture


Both SEP version are same ?

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How long does replication take?
A2: That will depend on the size of the database as well as network links between the sites. You should do a replication and see how long it takes and then schedule your replication based on that time.
Detailed Answer: Ideally, the following items have been reviewed prior to the install of the database and each SEPM:
1. The network links between the SEPM and the data base have been tested for effective performance (Ask about the AppCritical test.) and worked on as required.
2. The individual systems involved (SEPM's and the databases) meet or exceed the system requirements.
3. The NIC's on each system are relatively new and have the newest drivers installed.
After the physical hardware has been reviewed and determined to be performing satisfactorily, as these items can have a significant impact on the amount of time it takes for the replication to be accomplished, then setting up and observing one replication partner will be critical for planning purposes. Once a replication cycle has been observed and how long it takes to accomplish, then effectively scheduling the replication for each SEPM, without overlap, can be accomplished. See Q3 below for additional detail.

Thanks In Advance

Ashish Sharma

pete_4u2002's picture

well if the data is less and bandwdith is good you can do it in a hours /minutes time. Once this is done, you need to change Management server list on the groups of the old SEPM  to make th enew SEPM and 1st proirity and 2nd as old SEPM. This time will be based on heartbeat of client machines. If it is 30 nmins/1 hour, you should see this task completed in 4 hours max unless clients are offline.

Ashish-Sharma's picture


You can use syslink replace tool for move sep client

Tech support will provide you the latest version of sylink replacer utility for SEP 12.1

Phone numbers to contact Tech Support:-

 Regional Support Telephone Numbers:
United States: 800-342-0652 (407-357-7600 from outside the United States)
Australia: 1300 365510 (+61 2 8220 7111 from outside Australia)
United Kingdom: +44 (0) 870 606 6000

India: Toll-Free 000 800 4401 456 directly

IDD call: +61 2 8220 7111

 Additional contact numbers:

 How to create a new case in MySupport

How to point clients to a new SEPM after decommissioning or replacing the primary SEPM

Thanks In Advance

Ashish Sharma