Can CallManager 7.0(1) install read data from DMARelease 7.0(2)?

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Feb 24th, 2009

I did a DMA 7.0(2) export of a CallManager 4.1 box. Can the CallManager 7.0(1) bootable install media read the DMA 7.0(2) export data? Or do I have to uninstall DMA 7.0(2) and re-install DMA release 7.0(1)?

My guess is I have to re-install DMA 7.0(1) as the DMABackupInfo.inf will have TargetCCMVersion=7.0(2)

I wonder why DMA 7.0(2) doesn't have a drop down box to choose target is 7.0(1) versus 7.0(2)?

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robray_sc Tue, 02/24/2009 - 19:14

I have modified the DMABackupInfo.inf file to match the exact version I was installing. For example, my DMA file was built for 6.1(3) but ended up needing it for 6.1(2). After making the changes in the inf file in the .tar file it was able to load that DMA file with no issues. I have since upgraded the customer to 7.0(2).

thisisshanky Tue, 02/24/2009 - 21:23

yes the dMA versions have to match the version of cm you are installing. So basically you have to uninstall dma 7.02, install dm 701 and take a tar export with that version.

i guess this version check can be altered as posted above, but you never know if there are issues on the back end. Its always safe to run DMA version that match the target version you are installing

robray_sc Wed, 02/25/2009 - 06:10

I would imagine my method is not TAC supported, but hey...you do what you can to get the job done. Besides I had BARs backup if it blew up completely.

Here is another situation, When I was upgrading a customer from 4.2 to 6.x, I was running into a bug. The bug is related to a xml file for vg224 I believe. TAC wanted me to re-install Windows, re-install CM 4.2, restore from BARS, delete this one xml file from Windows, and then generate a new DMA backup. Don't know about you but I did not acount for that many hours...talk about a loss of service dollars.

I asked the TAC enginner if I could extract the DMA tar file and delete the xml file from there and just zip it back to a tar file. Of course this method is not TAC supported...blah, blah. So, like above I had a BARs backup handy so I went for it...I extracted the DMA tar file, delete that one xml referenced in the bug, restarted the DMA import process, and it finished up...no problems.

Anyways...I'm sure I'm just lucky so far, but just wanted to post some of my situations and workarounds.

Jason Aarons Tue, 02/24/2009 - 21:29

I kicked off the install with 7.0.1 bootable media telling it I wanted to apply a patch during install. when it promped for patch I pointed it to SFTP server with the ISO file I reconstructed from the cisco.com download of CallManager 7.0.2

that allowed me to restore the 7.0.2 DMA

hth -jason

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