pmccubbin Thu, 09/06/2007 - 11:03
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This is an excellent question!

You can migrate devices by using a seed file, though I believe the archived data couldn't migrate because the 110R runs a different version of software, that is, the 5.x train.

I checked the documentation and there were no clear cut explanations, except for this:

The version of MARS software running on the appliance to be restored must match the version recorded in the archive. For example, if the data archive is for version 4.1.4, you must reimage the MARS Appliance to version 4.1.4, not older or newer, before using the pnrestore command to recover the system configuration and events.

Since the newer MARS box you want to migrate to runs a different train of software my opinion is that you can't fully migrate from a 50 to a 110R.

Hope this helps.

pmccubbin Thu, 09/06/2007 - 12:57
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I just spoke with Cisco and they are working on a tool to migrate data from 4.x to 5.x

No word on when this will be available.

Hope this helps.

r.spiandorello Wed, 09/19/2007 - 05:52
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Hi, do you have update about that ?

thank you in advance



pmccubbin Wed, 09/19/2007 - 16:19
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Nothing to date.

I will keep the forum updated.


pmccubbin Thu, 10/04/2007 - 09:21
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This is been posted before but I'd like to hear any firsthand accounts from people who have done the migration. Thanks!

From the MARS 5.3.1 Release notes:

"Beginning with this release, you can migrate configuration and event data from a MARS Appliance running 4.x to a newer model running 5.x. For detailed instruction on how to perform this operation, see Migrating Data from Cisco Security MARS 4.x to 5.3.x. at the following URL:

Thanks in advance!


r.spiandorello Mon, 10/08/2007 - 04:16
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The export data process fails with the following error:

OOct 8 11:37:10.605 2007@[email protected] 1024:START DATA EXPORTING...

Oct 8 11:37:10.605 2007@[email protected] 1024:Parameter: nfs_path =


Oct 8 11:37:10.605 2007@[email protected] 1024:Parameter: event_start_time = 01/01/01:00

Oct 8 11:37:10.683 2007@[email protected] 1024:Trying to mount /mnt/pnarchive

Oct 8 11:37:12.127 2007@[email protected] 1024:EXPORTING REPORT RESULTS ...

Oct 8 11:37:12.127 2007@[email protected] 1024:Retrieving statistics of pn_report_result table...

Oct 8 11:37:12.141 2007@[email protected] 1026:Entering data mover thread

Oct 8 11:39:58.980 2007@[email protected] 1024:SQL exception caught while exporting report result data: ORA-01652: unable to

extend temp segment by 64 in tablespace TEMP

Oct 8 11:39:58.980 2007@[email protected] statement executed: select /*+ INDEX_DESC (pn_report_result_ie2) */ REPORT_ID, RUN_T


IME <= :2 order by run_time desc

Oct 8 11:39:58.980 2007@[email protected] 1024:Total number of report result entries exported: 0

Oct 8 11:39:58.980 2007@[email protected] 1024:EXPORTING REPORT RESULTS FAILED!

Oct 8 11:39:58.980 2007@[email protected] 1024:PROGRAM ABORTS BECAUSE OF ERROR!

Now I don't know how to do !

pmccubbin Mon, 10/08/2007 - 05:11
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Hi Renato,

Are you exporting from 4.3 to 5.3?

I mention this because the error:

"exception caught while exporting report result data: ORA-01652: unable to

extend temp segment by 64 in tablespace TEMP"

seems to indicate a mismatch in the database tables.

If you are expecting from 4.2 to 5.3 then this is the sort of error I would expect. The tables are changed when you go from one version to the next higher one.

I would recommend being at the parallel version of software 4.3 before you try to export to 5.3.

Let us know how you it turns out.

Hope this helps.


pmccubbin Mon, 10/08/2007 - 08:58
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r.spiandorello Tue, 10/09/2007 - 05:24
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Hi, today the export finished successfully !

I think you cannot execute the pnexp the same day of the 4.3.1 upgrade.

During the night the system obtains the requirewd space


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