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Business Objects 4.2 Server Migration and Update

former_member816735
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Hello,

we are currently using Business Objects 4.2 SP7 on a Windows 2012 Server. We want to migrate to a Windows 2019 server and perform an update to Business Objects 4.2 SP9. We want to continue using our existing CMS DB and keep all reports, users, universes etc.

How do we approach it?

1.Turn off old server

2.Install latest 4.2 SP9 version on new server with Windows Server 2019 as OS

3.Point the new BO install to the existing CMS DB and File repositiories (Input/Output).

Would this work or are there other necessary steps?

Cheers, Thomas

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omkarsambare
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You cannot use different version CMS DB and Filestore on another version.

There are two ways to do it.

1. Promotion : Install 4.2 SP 9 on WS 2019 and use PMW tool to migrate all the content.

2. Backup & Restore : Install 4.2 SP 7 on WS 2019. Take cold backup of CMS DB and File store and restore it on new system. Verify the content and then update to SP9.

former_member816735
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Thank you for the quick response!

How exactly do we "restore" the CMS DB in the second option?

1. Turn off old server

2. Take backup of CMS DB and File Store

3. Install 4.2 SP7 on new server --> During installation one has to choose a CMS DB. Do we choose our CMS DB in this step or after the installation?

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Hello,

We are currently using Business Objects 4.2 SP7 on a Windows 2012 Server. We want to migrate to a Windows 2019 server and perform an update to Business Objects 4.2 SP9 patch 11. we could complete installation of Web and Application servers on two 2019 servers. But we Database is restored successfully but running into issue to have Windows AD authentication issues from new Web server to connect to Application server. Any help is greatly appcricated,

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Is there any update on this post? we are also moving our servers from ws 2012 R2 to ws 2019...as our sql server is also moving to 2019, we only have SP09+ option to go with for WS2019 server as per PAM. we are currently on BO4.2 SP05 Patch 3. is it safe to move to SP09 patch ? with WS2019 server.