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Hi all have a question we have Unity 4.0.2 fully licensed in a lab we would like to migrate to unity connection 7.0  on new servers im new at this my understanding is we can use cobras which would require upgrade to inity 4.0.5 or it looks to me that we could do the Cisco unity 4.x to connection 2.X migration export tool .

Is the migration tool ok to use with 4.0.2 or is the preferred way to do the 4.0.5 upgrade these are both stand alone vm not unified....

Thanks in advance.

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Correct Answer by Justin Brenton about 6 years 3 months ago

Hi George,

Please review this doc on the process.

COBRAS (Cisco Objected Backup and Restore Application Suite)

Advantages of using this tool:

Exports more data than the Cisco Unity 4.x to Connection 2.x Migration Export tool. For more information, see COBRAS Help at http://www.ciscounitytools.com/Applications/COBRAS/Help/COBRAS.htm.

Does not require a server running a secure shell (SSH) server application.

Disadvantage of using this tool:

Can export data only from Cisco Unity 4.0(5) and later.

COBRAS is available at http://www.ciscounitytools.com/App_COBRAS.htm.

Cisco Unity 4.x to Connection 2.x Migration Export tool


Note Updating the Migration Export tool for Connection version 7.x was unnecessary, so although the tool name includes Connection 2.x, the tool functions correctly for a migration export to 7.x. In addition, although the tool name includes only Cisco Unity version 4.x, the tool functions correctly for an export from versions 5.x and 7.x.


Advantages of using this tool:

Can export data from Cisco Unity versions 4.0(1) through 4.0(4).

Potentially useful as a backup migration method in case you encounter problems with COBRAS (Cisco Objected Backup and Restore Application Suite).

Disadvantages of using this tool:

Exports less data than COBRAS. For detailed information on the data that is exported by the Cisco Unity 4.x to Connection 2.x Migration Export tool, see Help for the tool at http://www.ciscounitytools.com/HelpFiles/CUC/CUCMigrationExport/UnityToConnectionMigrationExport.htm.

Requires a server running a secure shell (SSH) server application to import Cisco Unity 4.x and later data and messages. Configuring an SSH server application can be a complicated and time-consuming process.

The Migration Export tool is available at http://www.ciscounitytools.com/App_CUCMigrationExport.htm.

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/docs/voice_ip_comm/connection/7x/upgrade/guide/7xcucrug022.html

HTH, Please vote if so.

Regards,

Justin

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Justin Brenton Thu, 08/19/2010 - 08:37

Hi George,

Please review this doc on the process.

COBRAS (Cisco Objected Backup and Restore Application Suite)

Advantages of using this tool:

Exports more data than the Cisco Unity 4.x to Connection 2.x Migration Export tool. For more information, see COBRAS Help at http://www.ciscounitytools.com/Applications/COBRAS/Help/COBRAS.htm.

Does not require a server running a secure shell (SSH) server application.

Disadvantage of using this tool:

Can export data only from Cisco Unity 4.0(5) and later.

COBRAS is available at http://www.ciscounitytools.com/App_COBRAS.htm.

Cisco Unity 4.x to Connection 2.x Migration Export tool


Note Updating the Migration Export tool for Connection version 7.x was unnecessary, so although the tool name includes Connection 2.x, the tool functions correctly for a migration export to 7.x. In addition, although the tool name includes only Cisco Unity version 4.x, the tool functions correctly for an export from versions 5.x and 7.x.


Advantages of using this tool:

Can export data from Cisco Unity versions 4.0(1) through 4.0(4).

Potentially useful as a backup migration method in case you encounter problems with COBRAS (Cisco Objected Backup and Restore Application Suite).

Disadvantages of using this tool:

Exports less data than COBRAS. For detailed information on the data that is exported by the Cisco Unity 4.x to Connection 2.x Migration Export tool, see Help for the tool at http://www.ciscounitytools.com/HelpFiles/CUC/CUCMigrationExport/UnityToConnectionMigrationExport.htm.

Requires a server running a secure shell (SSH) server application to import Cisco Unity 4.x and later data and messages. Configuring an SSH server application can be a complicated and time-consuming process.

The Migration Export tool is available at http://www.ciscounitytools.com/App_CUCMigrationExport.htm.

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/docs/voice_ip_comm/connection/7x/upgrade/guide/7xcucrug022.html

HTH, Please vote if so.

Regards,

Justin

lindborg Thu, 08/19/2010 - 08:44

I should probably pump that statement in the help file up a bit - "less data" is an understatement.  By way of comparison the CUC 1.2 export gets about 20 subscriber properties exported - that's about it.  COBRAS gets somewhere in the neighborhood of 1400 properties on users, handlers, interviewers, schedules, notificaiton devices, directory handlers etc...

it's not even close really...

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