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Upgrading from ev 7.5 to 8.0 sp4

Created: 10 Jun 2010 | 5 comments

I am planning on doing this in a week, and have ran the Deployment scanner and it looks like im a-ok to proceed. I was wondering how long the upgrade takes? If I start Friday night will I be ready to go come Monday Morning? My vault stoarge is currently 1.5 TB The SQL vault directory is 169 MB. the vault monitor DB is 100MB and the Vault SQL databse seems to be 7 Gigs.

Any input would be valued

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juggernaut1's picture

The upgrade is fairly fast....Don't want to jinx you though... If you are just upgrading binaries then i would say 30 minutes tops... Are you rolling out new clients etc? Since you are 7.5 you would only need to update clients if they are using vault cache....

GertjanA's picture

You should be able to upgrade in a few hours tops.

Make sure you have good backup's!

I did 24 ev-servers (9 journal + 15 mail), directory db of 200MB, monitoring of 1.2GB, vaultstoredb's of each about 1.5GB, and tb storage way over 35 in a saturday (started at 09:00 finished 17:00)

Upgrading EV is not that a long process. you're more in for the configuration (ev8 new features!) and the rolling out of the client, vaultcache/virtual vault etc.

Thank you, Gertjan, MCSE, MCITP,MCTS, SCS, STS

jprknight-oldaxatech's picture

A vote your you GertjanA,

I was wondering this type of thing myself. It will be two of us upgrading only 12 servers. So we will definately be able to do this in a day.


GertjanA's picture

Preparation is key.
Make absolutely sure you have good backups of you databases, and if possible, indexes and data.
I've posted a sheet a while ago that shows the steps to take.

Can't find it on the forum anymore quickly, so attached here. 2 pages. 1 = prep, 2 = actual steps to take. Some steps can be skipped, and this is only EV for Exchange. If upgrading FSA/Domino etc, make sure to check the upgrade documentation.. step sheet list only 3 servers, but you get the idea. Directory server, Journal server, mauilbox server. The redlines and the word sync signal a halt, and verify that all your servers are at that level. Then continue.

Good luck.

Upgraden EV2007 naar EV80FORUM.xls 53.5 KB

Thank you, Gertjan, MCSE, MCITP,MCTS, SCS, STS

GertjanA's picture

Hello Patrick,

Did you upgrade succeed? Curious.

Thank you, Gertjan, MCSE, MCITP,MCTS, SCS, STS