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SEP 12.1 RU2 Database problem?

Created: 30 Jan 2013 | 5 comments
D@ry1's picture

Hi,

 

We're on the middle of replacing our SEP 11.06 Running on a Windows Server 2008 with a new SEPM on another server running SEPM 12.1 RU2 on a Windows Server 2012, BUT it will use the same MS SQL Server 2008 database

Questions:

1. Is it possible to use the same MS SQL Server 2008 on the new SEPM 12.1 RU2 running on the Windows Server 2012?

I'm thinking that it might not work because of the Server 2012?

I hope someone can provide their experience and documentation about it.

 

Thanks,

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D@ry1's picture

Hi,

The SQL Server was already installed, So we cannot install this already in slipstream mode. So this is feasable option.

 

Thanks

pete_4u2002's picture

SEPM 12.1 RU 2 is supported on Windows 2012 server. Note that the DB restore has to be on same version as that of SEPM.

D@ry1's picture

 

Hi,
 
I dont quite get it, do you mean that we can just make a new SEPM 12.1 RU2 with Windows Server 2012 and then after installation, configure the SEPM 12.1 RU2  to connect to the already existing SQL Server 2008 that is configured with the old SEPM 11.06?
 
Thanks,
SebastianZ's picture

Have a look at the server move procedure:

http://www.symantec.com/docs/TECH104389

....easiest way to fully accomplish your task you would need first to upgrade your existing server to RU2 then follow the move procedure and connect the new server to same DB (already updated to RU2 schema bye the previous server).

 

Connecting to RU2 to DB with 11.x schema will not work.