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Migration and Upgrade Scenarios

I have a NW6.5 SP7 Server that is running GW 7.0.3 HP1. The array parity
is corrupt and I will need to move the system to a new server. I am
planning on moving to GW8 on OES2. I have thought of several scenarios
and would like some input:

1. Build a new OES2 server. Shutdown the current server, copy the gw
structure to the new server, shut down the old server, move the ip to
the new server and install GW8 for Linux.

2. Build a new OES2 server. Build a new 7.0.3 on that server. Promote to
Primary. Upgrade to 8. Migrate the users accounts. (would I have to
upgrade the old server to GW8 before the migration?

3. Build a new OES2 server. Upgrade the old server to GW8. Copy the DB
to the new OES2 server. Shutdown the old server. Move the IP address.
Install the GW8 agents on the new server.

Currently my NW 6.5 server runs. MTA, POA, GWIA, WebAccess Agent and has
several libraries.

Any suggestions would be appreciated.

Cheers,

John
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khanus Absent Member.
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Re: Migration and Upgrade Scenarios

As I understand it, you can't just copy files, NW to Linux. So I guess the difference is if you are doing OES2 NW or Linux variety.

If you are going NW to Linux, the way I would do it is to build the new OES2 server, update current hardware to 8, then use the migrate utility that Novell has available. It takes care of file name/format/case changes, and other caveats that come with changing platforms entirely.

I could not provide input on going to OES2 netware, as we are not planning that (so I have not researched).

Hope this helps!

John Jakus;1691996 wrote:
I have a NW6.5 SP7 Server that is running GW 7.0.3 HP1. The array parity
is corrupt and I will need to move the system to a new server. I am
planning on moving to GW8 on OES2. I have thought of several scenarios
and would like some input:

1. Build a new OES2 server. Shutdown the current server, copy the gw
structure to the new server, shut down the old server, move the ip to
the new server and install GW8 for Linux.

2. Build a new OES2 server. Build a new 7.0.3 on that server. Promote to
Primary. Upgrade to 8. Migrate the users accounts. (would I have to
upgrade the old server to GW8 before the migration?

3. Build a new OES2 server. Upgrade the old server to GW8. Copy the DB
to the new OES2 server. Shutdown the old server. Move the IP address.
Install the GW8 agents on the new server.

Currently my NW 6.5 server runs. MTA, POA, GWIA, WebAccess Agent and has
several libraries.

Any suggestions would be appreciated.

Cheers,

John
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Anonymous_User Absent Member.
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Re: Migration and Upgrade Scenarios

On Wed, 03 Dec 2008 05:49:48 +0000, John Jakus wrote:

> 1. Build a new OES2 server. Shutdown the current server, copy the gw
> structure to the new server, shut down the old server, move the ip to
> the new server and install GW8 for Linux.


You can't just copy the data from NW to Linux. You either have to
manually use dbcopy with the switch (can't remember which one it is) to
change the case, or use the GroupWise Server Migration Utility which does
this for you automatically.

> 2. Build a new OES2 server. Build a new 7.0.3 on that server. Promote to
> Primary. Upgrade to 8. Migrate the users accounts. (would I have to
> upgrade the old server to GW8 before the migration?


You could do this, moving users from the GW7 PO to the new GW8 PO. Just
keep in mind you can't move them back if you have a problem. In
addition, user moves in general can be somewhat problematic. I would
avoid this option unless it's absolutely necessary.

> 3. Build a new OES2 server. Upgrade the old server to GW8. Copy the DB
> to the new OES2 server. Shutdown the old server. Move the IP address.
> Install the GW8 agents on the new server.


Same as #1. You can't just copy the data. Gotta use dbcopy or the
migration utility.

> Currently my NW 6.5 server runs. MTA, POA, GWIA, WebAccess Agent and has
> several libraries.


The libraries could complicate things. I'll let others address that who
are more familiar with the subject. GWIA & WebAccess are best simply
installed from scratch.




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Joe Marton
Novell Support Forum SysOp
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