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SYMC Upgrade 3.0 to 4.0 - DB Size and Free Disk Space

Created: 04 Apr 2013 • Updated: 04 Apr 2013 | 2 comments

Finally this Satureday, I will be upgrading SYMC 3.0 to 4.0. Please assist me with following questions.

 

1) I have only 16GB free space available. SYMC DB size is 8GB. In best practise document, it is recommended to have at least 3 times the space of database size. Now what should I do, there is no chance to have more free space in C: partition.

2) Upgrade is smooth or I may end in a disaster?

I shall follow best practise document for upgrade http://www.symantec.com/business/support/index?pag...

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Mithun Sanghavi's picture

Hello,

The Best Practice document is an Excellent choice to follow.

1) I have only 16GB free space available. SYMC DB size is 8GB. In best practise document, it is recommended to have at least 3 times the space of database size. Now what should I do, there is no chance to have more free space in C: partition.

Check this Thread with similar issue: https://www-secure.symantec.com/connect/forums/sem5-datbase-file-too-big

2) Upgrade is smooth or I may end in a disaster?

It is always recommended to take a backup of the SEPM before you migrate to the Latest version.

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

http://www.symantec.com/docs/TECH102333

However, the Migration is smooth.

SEP 11.x to SEP 12.1 Upgrade process graphical overview

https://www-secure.symantec.com/connect/articles/sep-11x-sep-121-upgrade-process-graphical-overview

WhitePaper for Migration: https://www-secure.symantec.com/connect/downloads/migration-whitepaper-symantec-endpoint-protection-version-121

Hope that helps!!

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

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Chetan Savade's picture

Hi,

Could you please update with currently installed exact version.

1) I have only 16GB free space available. SYMC DB size is 8GB. In best practise document, it is recommended to have at least 3 times the space of database size. Now what should I do, there is no chance to have more free space in C: partition.

---> The SEP 12.1 SEPM upgrade installer requires three times the current database size (sem5.db) if upgrading from pre-12.1 SEPM with the embedded database only.

 
In your case you would required 24GB free space minimum.
 
If C drive doesn't have sufficient disk space then I would suggest create a sufficient disk space first.
 

2) Upgrade is smooth or I may end in a disaster?

--> Upgrade process will be very similar as per the following article

https://www-secure.symantec.com/connect/articles/s...

Please update us with the following details so we can suggest best option to go further:

1) Total Number of SEPM's

2) Total number of SEP clients

3) Total sites if there are any

4) Remote branches if there any, GUP's

 

Chetan Savade
Sr.Technical Support Engineer, Endpoint Security
Enterprise Technical Support
CCNA | CCNP | MCSE | SCTS |

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