we have an Unity 4.2 failover setup with domino. As this installation is using win 2000 and Unity 7 is using 2003, what would be the best way to go?
After having a look at all Unity documents, I'm still not sure, what is best practise. A fresh install and then do a DiRt restore? As I was reading at ciscounitytools.com: COBRAS is not able to import the configuration to Unity with Domino, or is this not true?
Many thanks for help and guidance in advance!
COBRAS can export the data for a Domino system but there is no import functionality so this does you little good. No support is planned for import into any version of Unity with Domino as the back end given limitations imposed by IBM on the DUC interface. As far as Unity goes in general, Domino is no longer supported as a message store beginning in version 8.0.
In your scenario, you really have 2 options based on the same concept. You can rebuild the OS on your existing servers to Win2K3 and then rebuild to the exact same version of 4.2 and go with a DiRT backup/restore. If your servers are still supported or you have no need to upgrade, that's probably the option you'd go with. Once you have the DiRT restore done, you'll be doing an in-place reinstall to get to version 7x. FYI - the words Unity and upgrade don't really fit together.
The other option would be used if you need or want to upgrade to new servers. You'd follow the same approach except your upgrade would be less impacting as far as services go. You would build the new servers with new OS and the exact same version of 4.2 and then do your DiRT backup/restore processes. From there, you'd again do an in-place reinstall to get to version 7x.
It's really the same option - just 2 different approaches.
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