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Upgrading EPO and want to change install Drive

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We're planing to upgrade EPO from 5.9 to 5.10 in a week or 2.  One of the things I'd like do while upgrading is to change the installation of EPO from C:\ to D:\.  C drive is limited and I now have a large D drive available for expansion, etc.

 

I'd don't necessarily need to do this during the install, but would would like to know if anyone has done this and/or if this should be done during the install

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Re: Upgrading EPO and want to change install Drive

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Hello @robg3381 

As per your query changing the drive at the time of upgrade is not possible as it will verify already installed product and then try to upgrade the EPO.

This check’s will be performed in Installed folders, registries and database.

In your scenario I would recommend to first upgrade the EPO, once done you can then move the install directory of EPO to D drive with below options.

  1. Manual Task.
  2. Automatic Task.

Manual Task you need to take backup of EPO installation files and folder and make changes to registries, regenerating certificates, modifying files etc.

With Automatic Task:

  1. Take server snapshot following Automatic Task.:
  2. Please do make a note for passwords EPO login, database and KeyStore passphrase, which will be required for server snapshot restoration. 
  3. Uninstall just EPO and not database from the system.
  4. Run the same version of EPO installer again, select restore from database option then change the installation drive.
  5. Once done, verify if the epo is working fine.

Both the cases please do take complete backup from KB66616 .

I sincerely hope this helps!

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I would suggest first backing everything up per kb66616 after running a successful snapshot recovery task in epo and ensuring you know the disaster recovery password.  If you are not sure of it, you can reset it first in epo server settings, then run the snapshot recovery task, then take your backups.  You can then uninstall epo and then reinstall it via recovery snapshot method to your other drive.  After that is done, you can then proceed to upgrade.

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When you create a deployment task you have the option to choose a install path via command line.

 

INSTALLDIR="install_path"

Specifies where to install the product files on the system.

The installation wizard creates an Endpoint folder at the specified location and installs the product to this folder.

Example:

INSTALLDIR="D:\Installed Programs"

Installs the product modules under D:\Installed Programs\Mcafee\Endpoint Security.

By default, product files are installed in the folder C:\Program Files\McAfee\Endpoint Security.

 

https://docs.mcafee.com/bundle/endpoint-security-10.6.0-installation-guide-unmanaged-windows/page/GU...

https://docs.mcafee.com/bundle/endpoint-security-10.6.0-installation-guide-unmanaged-windows/page/GU...

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Re: Upgrading EPO and want to change install Drive

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Thanks. But this seems focused on ENS and endpoint install, which is not what I was asking about. I was asking about EPO installation. On the EPO server.

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Good idea is to setup sql to d:\, where is stored all info from events, software packages and etc.

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Hi @robg3381 

Thank you for your post. Can you please review this KBA and check if it helps your query?

Hope this resolved your query.

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Hello @robg3381 

As per your query changing the drive at the time of upgrade is not possible as it will verify already installed product and then try to upgrade the EPO.

This check’s will be performed in Installed folders, registries and database.

In your scenario I would recommend to first upgrade the EPO, once done you can then move the install directory of EPO to D drive with below options.

  1. Manual Task.
  2. Automatic Task.

Manual Task you need to take backup of EPO installation files and folder and make changes to registries, regenerating certificates, modifying files etc.

With Automatic Task:

  1. Take server snapshot following Automatic Task.:
  2. Please do make a note for passwords EPO login, database and KeyStore passphrase, which will be required for server snapshot restoration. 
  3. Uninstall just EPO and not database from the system.
  4. Run the same version of EPO installer again, select restore from database option then change the installation drive.
  5. Once done, verify if the epo is working fine.

Both the cases please do take complete backup from KB66616 .

I sincerely hope this helps!

Was my reply helpful?
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Yash T
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I would suggest first backing everything up per kb66616 after running a successful snapshot recovery task in epo and ensuring you know the disaster recovery password.  If you are not sure of it, you can reset it first in epo server settings, then run the snapshot recovery task, then take your backups.  You can then uninstall epo and then reinstall it via recovery snapshot method to your other drive.  After that is done, you can then proceed to upgrade.

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