5 Replies Latest reply on May 5, 2017 1:48 PM by tao

    Upgrade Server from 2008 R2 to 2012 R2 for ePO 5.3.2




      Does anyone have any steps for "migrating/upgrading" to Windows Server 2012 R2 server when the SQL database is hosted on another server? After I am done migrating to the new server, I will update to ePO 5.9.


      What's the easiest way? Does this work?

      1. Build new Server 2012 R2 VM, name it "mcafee2"
      2. Install ePO 5.3.2, allow it to create a local database.
      3. On new "mcafee2" server, re-create any drives/folder/shares that exist on old "mcafee1" server.
      4. Backup active production mcafee database
      5. Shutdown old "mcafee1" server
      6. Give new "mcafee2" server same IP address as old "mcafee1" server.
      7. Rename new "mcafee2" server to "mcafee1"
      8. Connect new server to active production mcafee database