I have DP 6.11 Cell Manger on an old compaq on Windows server 2003 (32-bit) and a Media Agent on a new Dell Server (64-bit). I need to replace this Cell Manager Server and install DP7.0. The new server will be DP 7.0, Windows Server 2008 R2 (64-bit). I was told I cannot export the IDB since it is a different OS. Can someone guide me to the safest quickest way to accomplish this task. The new server will be named the same with the same IP. Some questions are...
Do I remove DP6.11 first from all Clients and Media Agent?
Is there any way to get the information moved over like tapes/backups/custom reports/my last 5 weeks of internal database info? My environament is simple - Two full backups once a week and incremental during the week and about 15 Clients.
Thanks in advnace for any tips on the best way to proceed. I am not a DP expert but have been working with it for a while.
Normally speaking, I woudl recommend that you install DP 7 on your existing cell manager, and do your upgrade. However, a check of the DP 7 support matrix shows no support for W2003 32-bit (only 64-bit)
However, DP 6.2 is supported on 32-bit, Therefore, this should be a multi-step operation. Get teh 6.2 Installatio bits
Bob_Clark - Thank you for the detailed response. It helps give me a good path and some safety precautions. Since I am using a whole new server the original would stay in tact if for some reason I had issues. But good to have backups also. Thanks again - I will be trying it in a few days!