CommServe Upgrade with Hardware Refresh: Overview
CommServe Hardware Refresh is the process of moving the CommServe database to a new hardware.
The following documentation provides information on how to migrate a CommServe database with SnapProtect version 9 or 10 to a new hardware, and also upgrade to SnapProtect version 11 in the process. (If both the old and new hardware are in the same CommServe version, use the steps described in CommServe Hardware Refresh.)
Scenarios to Use Hardware Refresh
CommServe Hardware Refresh can be used when you want to:
- Upgrade the CommServe software, and
- Move the CommServe database to a new hardware during the upgrade.
Steps to Perform Hardware Refresh
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. During installation, the database is upgraded to version 11.
Fine tune the new computer to match the settings from the old CommServe computer.