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Hi!

I have DP 9.09 cell manager running on a Windows Server 2012. I need to upgrade both OS to Windows Server 2019 and DP to 10.08. What sequence would you recommend?

I thought:

1) Migrate DP 9.09 to 10.08 on a Windows Server 2012.
2) Export IDB to files.
3) Install DP 10.08 on a Windows Server 2019.
4) Import IDB in the Windows Server 2019.

Thanks in advance.

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I have used this in a recent project and worked:

This is for same hostname and ip adress:

 

1.Create a folder called IDB_Dump on C

2.Create a folder called IDB_writedb on IDB_Dump

3.Run the next command: omnidbutil -writedb C:\IDB_dump\IDB_writedb

4.Stop the DP services(omnisv -stop)

5.Copy the folder called depot (ProgramData\Omniback\depot) and copy it on C:\IDB_dump

6.Copy the folders of the output from the Writedb command on C:\IDB_dumpa.(DCBF0-5, meta, msg)

7.Copy the folder called “Server”fromProgramData\OmniBack\Configinto C:\IDB_dump

8.Uninstall Data Protectorand delete all the folders relatedwith DP (Omniback)

9.Install Data Protector (Same version as the original)

10.Create a folder called “New_IDB”on C(C:\New_IDB) and run a WriteDB againto this folder. omnidbutil -writedb C:\New_IDB

11.Run omnidbutil -readdb C:\IDB_dump\IDB_writedb

12.Copy the foldersfrom the output of thefirst WriteDB.

13.Rename the folder “Server”(ProgramData\OmniBack\Config)to “Server_New” andcopy the one from the originalinstallation(Step 7)

14.Go into “Server”and rename the next files:a.AppServer-> AppServer_oldb.Certificates-> Certificates_oldc.Idb -> idb_old.Users -> Users_olf

15.Copy from the folder“Server_New”and copy the folders AppServer, Certificates, idb and Users and copy them on “Server”

16.Start the services(omnisv-start)

 

That should be enough and you will have all the info. After that, you can add the missing and needed users.

 

Hope this will be helpful

 

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Hello @jcorrea,

No, this is not going to work. Please refer to the documentation attached. Replace the CM first and run the upgrade later OR deploy a new Cell Manager on Windows 2019 and move clients and backup specs over.

Regards,
Sebastian Koehler

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I have used this in a recent project and worked:

This is for same hostname and ip adress:

 

1.Create a folder called IDB_Dump on C

2.Create a folder called IDB_writedb on IDB_Dump

3.Run the next command: omnidbutil -writedb C:\IDB_dump\IDB_writedb

4.Stop the DP services(omnisv -stop)

5.Copy the folder called depot (ProgramData\Omniback\depot) and copy it on C:\IDB_dump

6.Copy the folders of the output from the Writedb command on C:\IDB_dumpa.(DCBF0-5, meta, msg)

7.Copy the folder called “Server”fromProgramData\OmniBack\Configinto C:\IDB_dump

8.Uninstall Data Protectorand delete all the folders relatedwith DP (Omniback)

9.Install Data Protector (Same version as the original)

10.Create a folder called “New_IDB”on C(C:\New_IDB) and run a WriteDB againto this folder. omnidbutil -writedb C:\New_IDB

11.Run omnidbutil -readdb C:\IDB_dump\IDB_writedb

12.Copy the foldersfrom the output of thefirst WriteDB.

13.Rename the folder “Server”(ProgramData\OmniBack\Config)to “Server_New” andcopy the one from the originalinstallation(Step 7)

14.Go into “Server”and rename the next files:a.AppServer-> AppServer_oldb.Certificates-> Certificates_oldc.Idb -> idb_old.Users -> Users_olf

15.Copy from the folder“Server_New”and copy the folders AppServer, Certificates, idb and Users and copy them on “Server”

16.Start the services(omnisv-start)

 

That should be enough and you will have all the info. After that, you can add the missing and needed users.

 

Hope this will be helpful

 

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The only way it works is take IDB DUMP and copy config files from Server A ( DP 9.09)

Install in new fresh server DP 9.09 and run readdb and procedure i left.

Verify everything works fine and then proceed with DP 10.80 upgrade following procedure in https://docs.microfocus.com/itom/Data_Protector:2020.08/Upgrade

then have to import all clients from original cell updating to DP 10.80 locally each host and generating certificates two way ( Host-CM  and CM-Host)

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