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Migration of ePO from 5.1.3 to 5.9.1 on a new server

Hi All

I am hoping you can help me with a question I have.

We currently have an ePO server that is 5.3.1 and running on Windows Server 2012 that has become very flaky. The products running on this server are ENS 10.5.2 VSE 8.8 P8, DLP 10 and MDE 7.1.3

The servers Database is on a SQL Server 2012

What I am looking for is a step by step guide or a clear guide that will enable me to transfer all our systems to a new Windows Server 2012 R2 and running ePO 9.1

My concerns and questions are below:

If I install the current product versions such as VSE and ENS on the new server is it only a matter of pointing the server at the old DB?

In regards MDE how can I make sure that the users can get transferred to the new ePO server without issue?

Thanks for your attention

Morello

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Re: Migration of ePO from 5.1.3 to 5.9.1 on a new server

No, you cannot point the epo servers to the other's database.  The product guide shows how to transfer systems, however, for encryption systems, please refer to PD25905 for transferring them.  You will need to ensure the same or higher versions of extensions for the products are installed on the new epo server and appropriate policies in place.

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Re: Migration of ePO from 5.1.3 to 5.9.1 on a new server

Why not use the UpgradeCompatibility Utility to migrate it?

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Re: Migration of ePO from 5.1.3 to 5.9.1 on a new server

Yes, you can do that.  By using that method, you migrate the whole server rather than transfer systems that you originally asked about.  However, I would caution to keep either the servername or IP address the same, otherwise you will most likely lose agent connectivity and have to redeploy agents.  Even just dns redirects don't often work for that.  The agent will attempt IP, NetBIOS, and fqdn for communication to the server, so the DNS records need to be updated for the server.

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