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From: James Shanks <jshanks@us.ibm.com>
Date: Wed, 17 Jan 2007 12:55:55 -0500
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Are you going to migrate to 7.1.5 or install fresh? A fresh install will always work, but if you want to migrate to 7.1.5 and preserve your 7.1.4 customizations, then I'd restore 7.1.4 first, as I am not sure how much the migration to the next level will rely on reading your registry entries. Reliance on the registry is both a strength and a weakness of Windows.

I like Glen Warn's idea of saving off the contents of your D drive, then installing base-level 7.1.4 there, and then copying your saved contents on top of that. I had not thought of that idea, but it sounds to me like it just might work better than what I suggested, because once again, I am not sure how much the upgrade install requires the registry to be correct.

James Shanks
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Re: [NV-L] Netview Reinstallation


Thanks for that information.  I suspected that some kind of rebuild might
be necessary.  It's actually simpler than I suspected.  I had visions of
having to use regedit.

Would it be a good opportunity to upgrade to 7.1.5?  Can I  just move
straight there instead or should I first reconstitute 7.1.4?


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You're kidding right? No? Well, what you have done is not a supported
migration procedure and now you will have to do some rebuilding. You see,
the building of systems settings and registry settings is done by
Installshield so there is no manual recovery for what you have done.

Copy the contents of your NetView drive somewhere to be safe. They should
be preserved, but there is no sense in taken foolish chances. Insert the
NetView 7.1.4 CD in the slot and re-install. That's the only way to get
Installshield to do what he has to do. It should notice that there is a
prior NetView installed and ask you if you want to do a migration (upgrade)
or a fresh install. Choose the migration option. When the installation
finishes you should have a 7.1.4 base level version on your new box but
with all your customization preserved. Now you must obtain the latest
FixPack for 7.1.4, and install that, and then you will be current.

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Network Management - Development
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Hi listers,

I have just had my Tivoli Netview (7.1.4) hardware replaced as it came to
end of lease.  It was on Windows 2000 Server and the new hardware is
running 2003 Server.

They have copied my D: drive from the old machine to the new one (there is
only the USR directory on this drive).  This is where the software was
installed on the old machine in the first place.

Of course, on the new machine, there are no PATH settings, no service is
installed, no NETVIEW userid exists and probably some other things that I
can't think of.

I have looked in the manuals and I cannot find anything that helps me in
this area.  Is there a list of things that will tell me all the
steps I need to go through to get Netview up and running again as it was
before?  The IP address and machine name of the new machine are exactly the
same as the old one so there 'should' be no configuration changes



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