you can backup data in CM 3.1 and restore to CM 3.3 using a version of the MCS backup utility that is compatible to both versions (3.5.6 and above). You can download it from CCO. But you certainly need the upgrade kit for the upgrade...
If you are running a supported version then you can do the upgrade. The upgrade is done by taking a backup of the existing data, installing the 3.3 version and then importing the data back into the CCM. The backup utility that needs to be used needs to be at least 3.5.18 but can be 3.5.6. More info on the upgrade to eg 3.2 can be found at
I will Upgrade the CM from 3.1(4b) to 3.3(2). My hardware is MCS-7835-1266. The harddisk performance is Mirror function. I want to save the old data to forback if the Upgrade is unsccessful. May I take a harddisk out from sdlot 1 and then upgrade ????
Are you getting this error “Installer User Interface Mode Not Supported. The installer cannot run in this UI mode. To specify the interface mode, use the -i command-line option, followed by the UI mode identifier. The value UI mode identifiers...
The below trick might come handy when you have to add a new node to a cluster but you don't have or is unsure of the security password for the publisher. This procedure has been around for ages.
1) Login into the CLI of the Publisher.