Crossroad - Complex migration from 3.1.1 to 4.0.3

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Oct 30th, 2003
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We have a Unity 3.1.1 on a DELL that is on A/D with Win2K and Ex2K off-box. We need to migrate it to a new compaq server, which is linked to a new A/D domain with Win 2003 and Exchange 2003. Essentially we are facing 3 types of changes. As usual, the options are:

1) Install 3.1.1 in new server. Backup the production server and restore db on new. Upgrade the new server to 4.0.3

2) Upgrade the production to 4.0.3. Install 4.0.3 too on the new. Backup from the old and restore db to the new


1) is preferred as production is unaffected. But I think it is not feasible as 3.1.1 cannot talk to Ex2003.


In case of 2), how does the license procedure work out. Do I need to apply two licenses, one for the old server mac, the other for new server mac ?


Keith

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kechambe Thu, 10/30/2003 - 11:03
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You can upgrade the 3.1(1) server to 4.0(3) and use the demo license key.


So I would get your new 4.0(3) server running and upgrade the old one to 4.0(3) as well and then use DiRT to move the install from one to the other.


Keith

keithyam Thu, 10/30/2003 - 11:43
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I'm thinking of the 3rd option which may have the least downtime on production server. Since this customer has 44 mailboxes and 1 call handler. May I just build the new server from scratch, import A/D user in the new domain and tie the wav of recorded name and greeting captured from the old server and we are done. The only drawback is user has to change the phone password from default again. Is there any hidden trap of doing so ?

kechambe Thu, 10/30/2003 - 16:08
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You can do it that way if you like. It would have less downtime.


Keith

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