CommServe® Hardware Refresh - Overview
What is CommServe Hardware Refresh?
CommServe Hardware Refresh is the process of moving an existing CommServe database to new hardware.
The following documentation provides information on upgrading the hardware when both the old and new hardware have the same version of CommServe software. (If you want to upgrade the CommServe software as well as replace your old hardware, see CommServe® Upgrade with Hardware Refresh.)
When Should It Be Used?
CommServe Hardware Refresh can be used in many situations, including the following:
- Upgrade the Operating System, to take advantage of the features in the latest Operating System.
- Upgrade the Hardware, to provide more disk space and faster processors to optimize the CommServe performance.
How Should It Be Done?
This process involves the following steps:
Set up and configure the new computer to be ready for migrating the CommServe database.
Migrating the CommServe to the New Hardware
Perform a disaster recovery backup and other important operations before decommissioning the old hardware.
Install and set up the CommServe software using the disaster recovery backup from the old CommServe computer.
Fine tune the new computer to match the settings from the old CommServe computer.