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Upgrading from DS6.8 SP2 to CMS 7.1 SP2 MR1.1

Created: 25 Jul 2013 • Updated: 25 Jul 2013 | 2 comments
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We are planning to upgrade from Altiris Express Deployment to Altiris Client Management Suite 7.1 SP2 MR1.1. I've searched for some whitepapers and documentation on how tot do this, but haven't found any. I was wondering if it is evenhow possible. If not, is there a way to export everything from the old DS6.8 and import it back in to an install from scratch of CMS7.1? Any help would be much appreciated.

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andykn101's picture

No, there's no migration path as such, they are effectively two different products.

Thomas Baird was talking about doing a tool to migrate Jobs and Tasks but I don't think anything came of it.

You can install the new CMS Symantec Management Agent using DS to point to the new server, many people run both together.

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HighTower's picture

Andy is right.  For those of us with a very large buildout of DS 6.9 migration has been a challenge from a technology perspective but especially a people perspective.  We currently run both and will for the foreseeable future.  Actually, we use the two different products as watchdogs for each other.