I have a project assigned which involves migrating from our current EPO 4.5 Server to EPO 5.1.
The 4.5 Server is running on Windows 2008 R2 and has SQL 2008 installed.
I have a seperate dedicated Server for EPO 5.1 with a different host name and a different IP and would like to install EPO 5.1 on it and then transfer my systems and policies accross to the new Server.
Once everything is transferred over to the new EPO 5.1 Server, the old 4.5 Server will be decommissioned.
Just think of this as two parts 1. Upgrade 2. Backup and restore to a new location.
You can either upgrade then backup-restore or backup-restore then upgrade. The transfer systems functionality only addresses moving agents to another ePO not policies. I don't think there is a direct upgrade path from 4.5, so if running 4.5, you'd have to upgrade it to 4.6, then to 5.1.
So in a nutshell:
1. Backup a copy of your database & ePO IAW the backup/restore KB
2. Perform inplace upgrade
3. Restore the database to the new server (if necessary)
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