Jaime Valencia Thu, 02/14/2008 - 20:39
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DIRT restore only works when restoring on the same version

there are always 2 options for this:

a) install 4.2, restore, then upgrade to 5

b) upgrade old server to 5, backup, restore in unity 5 new install


Robert Mueller Fri, 02/15/2008 - 07:47
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I believe the answer is NO on the DIRT from 4.2 to 5.0

BUT !! Try COBRAS from Unity Tools


-- Its pretty amazing tool and has been working well in my testing. It creates a MDB (MS Access) file of all the 4.2 information and has a great little program for importing back into a Unity 5.0 (all information)

Take a look at the training videos.

Hope that helps.

Tommer Catlin Fri, 02/15/2008 - 09:47
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yeah, Im also itchin to use that tool for a migration.

If you meet the following:

- hardware for Unity 5.0 meets cisco supported standard

- OS is Windows 2003

You can do an inplace upgrade from 4.2 to 5.x. Just DIRT backup server, pull a drive out, and run the upgrade in place.

If you have new hardware, your options have been listed. If have a small amount of subscribers, simple Call Handlers, you can build the new server, Digital Network servers, re-create the CH, system settings, templates, then migrate the subscribers using the Tools Depot. Then you can decommission the old server.

It's getting easier to migrate, but still takes time and a well thoughtout, executed plan.

Jaime Valencia Fri, 02/15/2008 - 10:35
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you're right, i heard about COBRAS just the other day but haven't tried it myself, it's going to be a good tool once they finish the testing, the only drawback is that it's still not TAC supported

ranpierce Fri, 02/15/2008 - 14:01
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I am testing COBRAS on the 24th in the LAB and will implement in Production when TAC supports it.



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