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RE: [nv-l] Migration Document

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Subject: RE: [nv-l] Migration Document
From: James Shanks <jshanks@us.ibm.com>
Date: Mon, 27 Mar 2006 09:08:56 -0500
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There is no supported manual procedure for moving the customization from a
7.1.3 server to an existing  7.1.4 server.    And there is no document
which would outline all of the things you would have to change.  The only
migration procedure  is the one Bill outlined, which allows the migration
utilities shipped as part of the product install scripts to merge what you
have with the new stuff for that release.  If you were to simply move files
and databases from the old machine to the new one, which is already
installed and running, you would overlay all the new stuff for 7.14 with
outdated stuff from 7.1.3 -- there would not be any new additions.  You
might be able to run that way, but neither the process nor the result would
be technically supported.

So unless you want to de-install NetView on your new machine and follow the
procedure Bill outlined you are very much on your own with this.  You could
do it anyway, moving all the files in /usr/OV/conf and it's subdirectories,
and tar up /usr/OV/databases and lay that down too, but you'd have to run
reset_ci to change them to be owned by the new machine afterward.   And
then I think you would have to check all the conf files you moved against
those in /usr/OV/newconfig, and make any additions you find there yourself.
It's a lot of work, with no guarantee of success.

James Shanks
Level 3 Support  for Tivoli NetView for UNIX and Windows
Tivoli Software / IBM Software Group

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Thanx for the info.  to add to this, the 7.1.4 server already exists..  How
different does this change the steps in the process..?  My initial thoughts
revolved around the maps, the seed file, any customizable files and moving
them over to the new server..

Thanx in advance..


 -------------- Original message --------------
 From: "Evans, Bill" <Bill.Evans@hq.doe.gov>

 > That's a simple one Mike. I'll presume you're on Unix or Linux. Windows
 > may be a little different and I've not been there is a couple years.
 > The principle is the same though.
 > 1. Use the backup facility on the Server Setup to do a backup of your
 > existing machine and copy the resulting directory to your new machine.
 > The directory should be something like "/usr/OV.back.v7r1".
 > 2. Then install on the new machine and tell it you want an upgrade:
 > "instalnv -u -k SERVER".
 > Unless you are doing something which is "not supported" that's all there

 > is to it. Someone will correct me tomorrow if I'm oversimplifying.
 > Bill Evans
 &! gt; -----Original Message-----
 > From: owner-nv-l@lists.us.ibm.com [mailto:owner-nv-l@lists.us.ibm.com]
 > On Behalf Of mikemillion2000@comcast.net
 > Sent: Sunday, March 26, 2006 8:01 AM
 > To: nv-l@lists.tivoli.com
 > Subject: [nv-l] Migration Document
 > Good morning-
 > Does anyone have access or can point me to a document that can give me
 > detailed information on a migration of a 7.1.3 server to a 7.1.4 server
 > (new machine)..?
 > Thanx.
 > Mike

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