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ddrive
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epo 4.6 migration info

Hi everyone ,

I am planning a migration from server 2003 to server 2008 r2 .

I've read all the mcafee migration / disaster recovery articals and it doesn't seem that hard .

My question is : Can i setup the new server while the old is still online ?

And when everything is ready i just export the recent database of the old and import it into the new.

Take the old one offline and give the new one the  ip adress of the old server.

Where the agent should update when it makes contact with the new server thru ip .

All advise is welcome

Regards ,

Donovan

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Re: epo 4.6 migration info

Hello Donovan,

The simplest thing is to install latest version of McAfee ePO on the new server.

When everything is set:

. you do not need even to migrate the database or giving the same ip to the new server.

What you can do simply is to transfer all the system, which is done with a simple click.  I personnally tried it and its far more better and saves time and effort compared to the migration which could cause some unexpected problems or incompatibility of database especially if you are migrating from a sql express 2005 to 2008.

here is the KB : https://kc.mcafee.com/corporate/index?page=content&id=KB79283

go through it and you will see within some click everything gonna be done.

PS : please take note that using transfer system will not move along logs of the servers. what you can do is to keep a backup of the old database just in case.

Remaining at your disposal for further help

thanks and best regards,

Azhar

ddrive
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Re: epo 4.6 migration info

Thank u for the info . But what about installed extension ? do i need to install the manually again ?

FYI

I'm  at the last step of the migration and have come to an issue where i need to generate a certificate.

When i run the command

Rundll32.exe ahsetup.dll RunDllGenCerts eposervername 8443 administrator password "C:\Program Files (x86)\McAfee\ePolicy Orchestrator\Apache2\conf\ssl.crt"

i get in the ahsetup log :

The agent handler failed to connect to the epo server.

what could i be doing wrong ?

Regards ,

Donovan

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Re: epo 4.6 migration info

Hi ddrive, why not install a new fresh ePO server on the W2008 box and then export system tree, policies, etc... and use the Transfer System option?

I think it would be easier than all the work you're doing

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Re: epo 4.6 migration info

Hi Laszlo G ,

Will this also transfer my installed extensions ?

regards ,

Donovan

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Re: epo 4.6 migration info

Hi

Will this also transfer my installed extensions ?

regards ,

Donovan

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Re: epo 4.6 migration info

No it won't.

What you'll have to do is first install all needed extensions under the new ePO server and then you'll be able to export policies, tasks and assignments.

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Re: epo 4.6 migration info

this will be a problem because i have Endpoint Encryption for PC extension .

And this extension was installed by an admin years before me.

I cannot find the extension installation. It doesn't appear in the Grantnumber list .

Thats why i need the migration to work.

Regards ,

Donovan

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Re: epo 4.6 migration info

ddrive then you should consider upgrading EEPC to DE before migrating to a new server as the EEPC software has been discontinued for a long time (except the Safeboot version).

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Re: epo 4.6 migration info

thats why i cant find the product in my grantnumber list. And it seems that the Drive Encryption is not a free upgrade extension.

As this will take some time buying.

which kb article?