Hello, im confused about unity upgrade, i have Cisco Unity 4.2 with UM and Exchange 2003 as Partner message Store, now im going to migrate to Cisco Unity 7 in a new server separately from Cisco unity 4.2, the question is, how can import in unity 7, the information configured in 4.2 ?
|Windows 2003 (Unity 7)|
|integridad de la base (Unity 4)|
|DIRT (Unity 4)|
|Update the Active Directory schema Extending the Active Directory Schema for Cisco Unity(Unity 7)|
|new Active Directory accounts for Cisco Unity installation and services. (Opcional)|
|Permissions wizard (Unity 7) (Se haya cumplido o no el paso anterior)|
|Cuspa (Unity 7)|
|Cuica (upgrade) (Unity 7)|
In wich phase of the fresh install can I upgrade my Cisco Unity 4.2 Backup ?
Ok. To address your questions:
Do you know if COBRAS app is approved by TAC? YES, COBRAS is an approved and supported tool. It is available at www.ciscounitytools.com. There are 3 tools - Export, Import, and Data Viewer. All are supported.
I know that there is another plan to migrate:
-Backup 4.2 with Dirt
-Install 4.2 in new server and Restore with Dirt
-Then Install 7.0 and select the upgrade Option in CUICA.
You could go this route; however, it will take you MUCH longer than the COBRAS route. I've done both. I stick with COBRAS almost exclusively and particularly for off-box migrations (i.e., new servers were purchased for the upgrade). You will have to install Unity on the new servers to the exact same version and ES as the current installation. Otherwise, you cannot restore via DiRT. I do not like this approach. For most customers, it is better to start clean with a fresh Unity install on the new servers and then import via COBRAS. I highly recommend the COBRAS approach...but yes, you can take the route noted above.
I've got Exchange and AD Off Box(corporate) - do you know if I have to create new accounts and run Permissions Wizard? This depends on a few factors. In your case, if you are currently set up as Unified Messaging (Corporate AD and Exchange are leveraged by Unity) then the accounts already exist. This is where GSM comes into play. You would use GSM to clean up the old Unity server association in AD and "move" the accounts to the new Unity 7 server. If you are voicemail-only, then it depends on the version of Exchange. I believe you are running Exchange 2003. In that case, you would import the corporate users and then use the Data Viewer tool to re-map old aliases to new aliases prior to COBRAS import. As for Permissions Wizard, YES - you will run it again in either scenario. Unity will not install unless it detects that Permissions Wizard has been run locally on the box which you are installing to.
For more info on COBRAS, you can take a look at this http://www.netcraftsmen.net/user-group/c-mug-archive/824-cisco-unity-con... in addition to reading the Help file for the tool (this is a mandatory task - read the Help file).
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