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Migrate the Zen Database

Hi,

Currently running ZCM 11 on a Windows 2008 server. I want to move the
database to a new SLES11 server so I can retire the Windoze box.

Regards
John
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Re: Migrate the Zen Database

John_Gill;2129500 wrote:
Hi,

Currently running ZCM 11 on a Windows 2008 server. I want to move the
database to a new SLES11 server so I can retire the Windoze box.

Regards
John


Hi John,

The procedure to move the database is explained in the ZCM System Administration Novell documentation, see point 31.5 which you can find here Novell Documentation - 31.5 Moving the Data from an Embedded Sybase Database to an External Sybase Database

Do note that if you plan to retire your Windows server and this is the first primary, you'll also need to run extra procedures to do this correctly. I'd recommend to start reading up on it first, which starts here : Novell Documentation - 9.7 Deleting a ZENworks Primary Server , and also do take into consideration the CA (have you installed ZCM using the internal or external CA option?)

If you have maintenance you could also open a SR asking for some extra advice on how to best proceed.

I'm also curious if this is a test or production system you are wanting to move?

Cheers,
Willem
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Re: Migrate the Zen Database

Hi Willem,

I have a Windows 2008 production server with ZCM loaded. We mostly just use
the Zen for the Remote Control of user PCs and a little bit of Inventory. I
hate giving Bill Gates any license money so I want to run ZCM on a Suse 11
server. If I create a new ZCM on a SLES11 server with the same IP address
and Server Name, will I still see all my user PCs or will I need to move
some data from the old to the new server.

Regards
John






>>> On 18 August 2011 at 08:17, in message

<4E4CCB0B.F60F.004E.0@corobrik.co.za>, John Gill<John.Gill@corobrik.co.za>
wrote:
> Hi,
>
> Currently running ZCM 11 on a Windows 2008 server. I want to move the
> database to a new SLES11 server so I can retire the Windoze box.
>
> Regards
> John

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Re: Migrate the Zen Database

John_Gill;2129967 wrote:
Hi Willem,

I have a Windows 2008 production server with ZCM loaded. We mostly just use
the Zen for the Remote Control of user PCs and a little bit of Inventory. I
hate giving Bill Gates any license money so I want to run ZCM on a Suse 11
server. If I create a new ZCM on a SLES11 server with the same IP address
and Server Name, will I still see all my user PCs or will I need to move
some data from the old to the new server.

Regards
John


If it's a new install, regardless of keeping same zonename, ip and all that... you'll still have to re-register the devices to that new system. Trying to 'rip and replace' the server (as the clients will see it without first unregistering) would get messy to say the least.

In what you are describing it might be easier (vs migrating DB and primary server functions) to install a new fresh ZCM server/zone next to this existing one, then use a script to have the agents un-register from the current zone and re-register into the new zone.

These are not scenarios that I have come across in real life, so it's merely a suggestion and thinking out loud. I have seen threads doing something along these lines (or wanting too), but don't know how those ventures coursed in the end (either no forum feedback or I simply missed it).

Someone else might chime in with more concrete/better ideas, and if an SR is an option maybe also use that route.

In any case, would be good to know how you go!

-Willem
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Re: Migrate the Zen Database

Hi,

Thanks for all the info, Willem. Running a script to point the clients to
the new server is the best solution. mmmh, Anyone out there know how to
write a script for me to do this job ......

Regards
John




>>> On 19 August 2011 at 19:26, in message

<magic31.4yq9hf@no-mx.forums.novell.com>,
magic31<magic31@no-mx.forums.novell.com> wrote:

> John_Gill;2129967 Wrote:
>> Hi Willem,
>>
>> I have a Windows 2008 production server with ZCM loaded. We mostly
>> just use
>> the Zen for the Remote Control of user PCs and a little bit of
>> Inventory. I
>> hate giving Bill Gates any license money so I want to run ZCM on a Suse
>> 11
>> server. If I create a new ZCM on a SLES11 server with the same IP
>> address
>> and Server Name, will I still see all my user PCs or will I need to
>> move
>> some data from the old to the new server.
>>
>> Regards
>> John
>>

>
> If it's a new install, regardless of keeping same zonename, ip and all
> that... you'll still have to re-register the devices to that new system.
> Trying to 'rip and replace' the server (as the clients will see it
> without first unregistering) would get messy to say the least.
>
> In what you are describing it might be easier (vs migrating DB and
> primary server functions) to install a new fresh ZCM server/zone next to
> this existing one, then use a script to have the agents un-register from
> the current zone and re-register into the new zone.
>
> These are not scenarios that I have come across in real life, so it's
> merely a suggestion and thinking out loud. I have seen threads doing
> something along these lines (or wanting too), but don't know how those
> ventures coursed in the end (either no forum feedback or I simply missed
> it).
>
> Someone else might chime in with more concrete/better ideas, and if an
> SR is an option maybe also use that route.
>
> In any case, would be good to know how you go!
>
> -Willem

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