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Upgrade from v8.0.3 to v10

Good morning,

We're currently planning an upgrade from v8.0.3 to v10. I'm looking for information about what, if any, changes are made to the DB when completing the upgrade. 

Also, what changes, if any, are made to the way that the vault stores are held.

 

Thanks,

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the few things you need to

the few things you need to worry about when working with the upgrade is that if you have Mirroring enabled, you will need to disable it first, since EV puts the database in to single user mode before performing the upgrade, if it cannot do that, then the upgrade will fail to perform.

Also having said that, make sure you close your SQL Management Studio and pause any maintenance tasks as those will stoip the db from being put in to single user mode as well.

If you do upgrades of DA as well, then you should plan for the temp db to grow large and the customer database transaction logs to grow large as well (last suggestion i heard was to plan for 250% space of the customer databases)

Other than that, you will see some updates to stored procedures and views, a couple of new tables added for exchange 2010 support and index server groups and what not, but nothing out of the ordinary, and no new databases should be created so SQL Should not be a huge concern

https://www.linkedin.com/in/alex-allen-turl-07370146

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Check the PDF Upgrade

Check the PDF Upgrade Instructions on the EV DVD.

Are you planning to upgrade on the same server or migrate to a new server ?

 

Migrating to a new server (from EV 9.x to EV 10.x) can be done easily with the EV Server Settings Migration Wizard.

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We're going to have to move

We're going to have to move to a new server because v8.0.3 is currently on a Win2K3. The EV server is currently virtual on SCVMM and the SQL server is physical.

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Then I would recommend to

Then I would recommend to upgrade the current server to EV 9.x (this is an inplace upgrade) and use the EV Server Settings Migration Wizard to migrate to the new server and directly from EV9 to EV10.

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Yes you'll need to inplace

Yes you'll need to inplace upgrade actual EV 8.0.3 to EV 9.0.3.

Install Windows Server 2008 R2 (EV10 only support 64 bit OS) and migrate your EV 9.0.3 to EV 10.0.1 using Migration wizard which is compatible from EV 9.0.1.

Please follow the migration guide to use Enterprise Vault Server Settings Migration wizard: http://www.symantec.com/business/support/index?page=content&id=HOWTO42445

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Are there any DB implications

Are there any DB implications to the inplace upgrade?

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The databases will be

The databases will be updated, make sure to have a good backup before running the update.

Also check the compatability charts to make sure SQL is running on a supported version / service pack.

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Which version of SQL server

Which version of SQL server are you using? 

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SQL 2005

SQL 2005

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the few things you need to

the few things you need to worry about when working with the upgrade is that if you have Mirroring enabled, you will need to disable it first, since EV puts the database in to single user mode before performing the upgrade, if it cannot do that, then the upgrade will fail to perform.

Also having said that, make sure you close your SQL Management Studio and pause any maintenance tasks as those will stoip the db from being put in to single user mode as well.

If you do upgrades of DA as well, then you should plan for the temp db to grow large and the customer database transaction logs to grow large as well (last suggestion i heard was to plan for 250% space of the customer databases)

Other than that, you will see some updates to stored procedures and views, a couple of new tables added for exchange 2010 support and index server groups and what not, but nothing out of the ordinary, and no new databases should be created so SQL Should not be a huge concern

https://www.linkedin.com/in/alex-allen-turl-07370146

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For SQL server compatibility,

For SQL server compatibility, pay attention to the exact SQL 2005 version (x64, enterprise, standard, SP?).

From the last compatibility chart of August 24 2012, you should be at least in:

  • SQL 2005 Enterprise/Standard SP3 ou SP4
  • SQL 2005 x64 SP3 ou SP4

Any other version of SQL 2005 is not supported for EV 10.

If you're not in a supported SQL configuration, you should first start migrating your databases to a supported version of SQL. Here is a migration procedure to move EV databases from a SQL server to another: http://www.symantec.com/business/support/index?page=content&id=TECH35744

Hope it helps.