[ngw] Migrate and upgrade at once

James Taylor James.Taylor at eastcobbgroup.com
Thu Apr 15 03:22:18 UTC 2010

That's what I've done on a number of migration/upgrades.  If the you run the 8.x agents against the database, it will upgrade tit the same as if you had upgraded in place.

James Taylor
The East Cobb Group, Inc.
james.taylor at eastcobbgroup.com

>>> Dan Sadaka <dan at web-site1.com> 4/14/2010  10:59 PM >>> 

We were early adopters of Linux, having been an SCO Unix shop mostly back then.  We even had that Nterprise product running for  a while (at least we tried).  

I did my first NW to Linux GW about 3 years ago.  We only have two NW installations left (one after this mig).  We're very comfortable on Linux.

What I wanted to do was avoid installing something I was just going to move or immediately upgrade anyway.  Maybe I can't use the mig wiz, maybe I'd have to go with your dbcopy (manual) route as I did a while back, but I don't see why I can't dbcopy the gw data store (with proper switches of course) over to the Linux box and then install GW8 and upgrade the data store then.  That is, never install GW7 on Linux and never install GW8 on NW.

I haven't read your latest guide--though I bought all the previous.  Do you address this scenario in it?


On 4/14/2010 10:01 AM, Danita Zanre wrote:This has always been my #1 piece of advice.  Do the upgrade where you are "comfortable".  If you already know Linux, then fine, otherwise, get the upgrade done on NetWare first where you won't be likely to panic.  That said, having to install once as GW7 and then doing the upgrade on Linux gives you more "hands on time" on the Linux server to hone your skills :-) 

On Wed, Apr 14, 2010 at 4:58 AM, Simon Shilton <Simon.Shilton at acustica.co.uk>wrote:

If you are more familiar with NW, it is probably also easier to upgrade on NW before the move.
Best of luck


Danita Zanr
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