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Need to move old SEPM server to new hardware

Created: 17 Oct 2012 | 8 comments
SameerU's picture

Hi

We are in process in to move our Old SEPM server to new hardware by replication method

Old SEPM details:

OS - Windows 2003 32 Bit

Database: Embedded.

SEPM version : SEP 11 MR4 MP1a

Total Clients reporting to Manager = 600

 

New SEPM details:

OS - Windows 2008 R2 Service Pack -2

Microsoft SQL 2008 R2

Let us know whether we can do the replication with the said old SEP version

Thanks in advance...

Regards

Sameer

 

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Ashish-Sharma's picture

HI,

Check this thread

SEP 11 replication between embedded database and SQL Server database

http://www.symantec.com/connect/forums/sep-11-replication-between-embedded-database-and-sql-server-database

Or

Check this artical

You would like to know the process for moving from the embedded database to Microsoft SQL Server as the database for the Symantec Endpoint Protection Manager (enterprise version).

Symantec Endpoint Protection Manager: Moving from the embedded database to Microsoft SQL Server

http://www.symantec.com/business/support/index?page=content&id=TECH102547

 

Replication and considerations

http://www.symantec.com/connect/articles/replication-and-considerations

How to move Symantec Endpoint Protection Manager 12.1 from one machine to another

http://www.symantec.com/business/support/index?page=content&id=TECH171767

Thanks In Advance

Ashish Sharma

 

 

.Brian's picture

How to move Symantec Endpoint Protection Manager from one machine to another

https://www.symantec.com/business/support/index?pa...

Symantec Endpoint Protection Manager: Moving from the embedded database to Microsoft SQL Server

https://www.symantec.com/business/support/index?pa...

Note: You must uninstall and reinstall the Symantec Endpoint Protection Manager as part of this process. This is currently the only way of removing the embedded database (after backing it up) and reconfiguring the Symantec Endpoint Protection Manager for Microsoft SQL. During the Symantec Endpoint Protection Manager reinstallation, it is recommended that you let the installer create and initialize the database; you may optionally use a SQL database that you have created and initialized yourself.

Symantec Endpoint Protection 11.x: Best Practices for Disaster Recovery with the Symantec Endpoint Protection Manager

https://www.symantec.com/business/support/index?pa...

How to install the Symantec Endpoint Protection Manager(s) for replication

https://www.symantec.com/business/support/index?pa...

Replication Concepts and Configuration

https://www-secure.symantec.com/connect/videos/rep...

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pete_4u2002's picture

but note that there will be issues if the primary SEPM is removed after replication

Mithun Sanghavi's picture

Hello Sameer,

It seems you are continuing from the Thread: 

https://www-secure.symantec.com/connect/forums/server-move-new-hardware

Secondly, to answer your question - 

Yes, you could go ahead with the Migration process.

I would recommend you to take a complete Backup of the Database of the Primary server and before you decommission the old Server, make sure all the data has been replicated and all clients are reporting to the new server.

NOTE: As pete commented above, since in your case you would be performing a Replication and then decommissioning the Primary server. Here you may not be able to create any replication there after since you have decommissioned the Primary server.

I would also recommend you to check this Article:

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

http://www.symantec.com/docs/TECH92556

Hope that helps!!

Mithun Sanghavi
Senior Consultant
MIM | MCSA | MCTS | STS | SSE | SSE+ | ITIL v3

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John Santana's picture

Mithun,

As long as we rebuild the SEPM in the pirmary site and then restore the database from the backup, I believe that the replication can be recereated again even with the diffferent DB model for both SEPm server.

Kind regards,

John Santana
IT Professional

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Please be nice to me as I'm newbie in this forum.

Ashish-Sharma's picture

 

Hi,

Do you need any more help here??

If you have received your answer please update the thread.

Thanks In Advance

Ashish Sharma

 

 

Ambesh_444's picture

Agreed with above comments.

 

Thank& Regards,

Ambesh

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