Consider an operational ACS V2.6 on NT . We want to migrate to W2000 and for this we receive a brandnew W2000 Server on which we will install ACS V3.0
Can we backup the configuration & DB from V2.6 and restore it on V3.0 ?
Or can we use DB replication ? The bottomline is that we do not want to
touch the Original NT V2.6 ACS until we are sure that we have an identical config running on the new Win2000 V3.0 ACS .
In the doc is stated that you first have to upgrade your NT system from ACS V2.6 to V3.0 while selecting 'Import the existing config' and than do a DB replication from the original NT to the new W2000 .But the customer does not want this.
I did the same operation about 2 months ago, i have about 500 user DB inside the 2.6, and i definitely don't want to manual retype all of them again, not even mention that i didn't have a hard copy. Anyway, there is a function inside the ACS, you can replicate whatever info you want from one ACS to another, you just need to set up the 3.0 and make it as slave to the 2.6, which is the master!
here is a link for all the information, the operation is quite simple!
Thanks for sharing your experience. I am a bit amazed that you can do DB replication between different ACS softw versions. In the doc Cisco states that for replication the ACS servers must run the same soft including the patch level. But if it does the job why bother !
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