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EV11.0.4 | 2008 R2 -----> EV12.0 | Server 2012

Level 5

Hi there,

We are currently running 11.0.1CHF4 on 2008 R2 and want to upgrade to EV12.

Ive seen the OS pre req is Server 2012, is there a decent upgrade guide to go from 11 to 12 across the 2 operating systems?

Im guessing the route is to provision a new 2012 server install and then move the data over. Sounds easy! Can anyone point me in the direciton of some guidance notes?



Level 6
Partner Accredited

Here you can find the instructions:


Enterprise Vault server Settings Migration Wizard

Level 5

Thanks for that! Can you confirm what the SQL requirements are, in terms of version? 

Cant seem to find in the Install guide the minimum SQL version.

Partner    VIP   

Hi you need atleast SQl 2012 x64!!

Check out the compatibility chart.


you could restore the complete environment (sql+ev) to win 2008 R2 and then upgrade to win 2012


Install the new server as a second EV server (move any tasks and paths to the new server) and take the old server offline. And then upgrade EV to version 12.


I would prefer solution 2.

Level 5

I like the sound of Option 2 also.

So create a new 2012 server, but install the current 11.0.1chf4 on that, move over the settings and data, then upgrade to EV12?

The problem i think with that is my current SQL version on Live is 2008 R2 so how would i cater for this, where would that step be in the plan?


Level 5

Not sure if i should start a new thread for this, the migration Wizard craetes the settings package to import on the target server.


How do i move the actual VSG & Indexes? Is there a wizard for that or is it a case of doing a basic file copy over, ensuring the direcotrs structuers are the same?


Im installing EV12 on a new 2012 server with a new SQL2013 x64 install. Do i move the data over after the i run the import from the Migration wizard? SOmrthign just doesnt seem to add up, how do i populate the SQL side of things?