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Swing Migration to new Hardware From GW8 to 2012 Sp1

Hi Everyone,

I am toying with the Idea of upgrading my Groupwise 8 system currently residing on SLES10 SP4 to a new SLES11 (x64 - yay windemere!!) and upgrading it. I am thinking of installing a brand new server and installing GW2012 to it then moving the Databases over to the server- is that feasable? anyone have any suggestions on how to have a nice clean 2012 application installtion on new hardware while upgrading from GW8?

I also thought I could just do an in place upgrade to 2012, then move the Domain and PO's etc over?

Cheers,

charlie.
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Re: Swing Migration to new Hardware From GW8 to 2012 Sp1

charliepeter wrote:

> I also thought I could just do an in place upgrade to 2012, then move the
> Domain and PO's etc over?


The two variations (upgrade/move - move/upgrade) have the same final result.
The benefit to doing an upgrade/move is that you upgrade on your "known" server,
so if there are problems there are fewer variables to worry about. But either
way is the same process.

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Re: Swing Migration to new Hardware From GW8 to 2012 Sp1

Thanks Danita, so there are no issues if I build a new SLES11 server and install GW2012, then move the Domain and DB files over to that still in the GW8 format then start Domain, POA and the upgrade will happen without issue? this is the Move/Upgrade you are referring too?

Cheers, Charlie.
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charliepeter wrote:

> Thanks Danita, so there are no issues if I build a new SLES11 server and
> install GW2012, then move the Domain and DB files over to that still in the
> GW8 format then start Domain, POA and the upgrade will happen without issue?
> this is the Move/Upgrade you are referring too?


That's exactly it.

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