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    SLES10SP4/OES2SP3 to SLES11SP3/OES11SP3 upgrade or mig?

    Hello. I am wondering if I can get some suggestions on an upgrade I am about to perform. I am planning on either migrating to new server or upgrade current server from SLES10SP4/OES2SP3 w/GW8 to SLES11SP3/OES11SP3 w/GW2012. Our current environment is SLES10 SP4 with OES2 SP3 running GW 8 SP3. We also run an NSS volume for user files using EVMS. I run a 3rd party product to backup our volume files so that is already set. I also ran an eDirectory backup using DSBK, and I have ran a DBCOPY to backup up my GW Domain and POA databases both which have been backed up by the 3rd party software. We receive DHCP and DNS from our client, so any configuration for these is not needed. My questions are as follow, what exactly am I going to need to backup or what else would I need to backup? Would it be better to Migrate to my new server or Upgrade my current server then migrate?

    I am leaning towards build out the new server then migrate all the services using the migration tool. I just feel like I might be missing something. Thanks for any suggestions or guidance in advance.

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    Re: SLES10SP4/OES2SP3 to SLES11SP3/OES11SP3 upgrade or mig?

    On 25/10/16 03:06, rgkern915 wrote:

    > Hello. I am wondering if I can get some suggestions on an upgrade I am
    > about to perform. I am planning on either migrating to new server or
    > upgrade current server from SLES10SP4/OES2SP3 w/GW8 to
    > SLES11SP3/OES11SP3 w/GW2012. Our current environment is SLES10 SP4 with
    > OES2 SP3 running GW 8 SP3. We also run an NSS volume for user files
    > using EVMS. I run a 3rd party product to backup our volume files so that
    > is already set. I also ran an eDirectory backup using DSBK, and I have
    > ran a DBCOPY to backup up my GW Domain and POA databases both which have
    > been backed up by the 3rd party software. We receive DHCP and DNS from
    > our client, so any configuration for these is not needed. My questions
    > are as follow, what exactly am I going to need to backup or what else
    > would I need to backup? Would it be better to Migrate to my new server
    > or Upgrade my current server then migrate?


    Is your OES2 SP3 server 32- or 64-bit? If 32-bit then you will have to
    migrate as there is no 32-bit version of OES11.

    Please also note that OES11 SP3 is an add-on for SLES11 SP4, not SLES11 SP3.

    > I am leaning towards build out the new server then migrate all the
    > services using the migration tool. I just feel like I might be missing
    > something. Thanks for any suggestions or guidance in advance.


    I was going to suggest that given GroupWise is in the mix you might want
    to ask in the GroupWise 2012 Install/Setup/Admin forum but I see you
    already have -
    https://forums.novell.com/showthread...S11-OES11-GW12

    HTH.
    --
    Simon
    Micro Focus Knowledge Partner

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