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LH Pro Migration

Ng Jomon
Occasional Advisor

LH Pro Migration

Recently our company just purchase two new LH4 server to replacing those old
server.

Old Server: LH Pro 200MHz & NETRAID 3SI
OS: NT & SP4

Question: Is that an ease way that I can migrat a LH Pro Server to LH4? Because
if I use the restore matter, the server will not able to boot up due to the
different version of NetRaid drive.

Is that any other thing that I should consider on it?


Rgds
Jomon
4 REPLIES

Re: LH Pro Migration

I think that the best way to migrate the old server to the new one is to
isntall the new one from fresh, and then migrate the data.

Doing so will (1) remove old and unused file and utilities (2) ensure that the
new server is up to date and "clean".

you may need to re-install s/w that was on the old server, but you will gain
more from a fresh install.
Ng Jomon
Occasional Advisor

Re: LH Pro Migration

Well! It will be more difficult, becuase the whole old server contain more that
33GB (External Storage will SS/6), which was having 567 Users Hidden Share,
around 200 over Print Server. Which causing me not to go for new installation.

The main recent I facing is if I restore the whole registry back, is the LH4
perfromance will drop? Becasue maybe some registry setting for the system /
NetRaid parameter is not being set correctly.

Ano other ways???

Re: LH Pro Migration

There a few tools out there that will help you copy shares and thier
permissions between servers. In the NT res kit you can find permcopy.exe, scopy
and xcopy. there are also 3rd party tools like Secure Copy. Look also at
www.tools4nt.com, they have a tool called UserManagemeNT Prof that can do the
job for you.

As for registry settings etc - my preffered way is to have a clean install for
new servers, and spend the time to migrate from the old one (we are doing this
right now, even though we have less data then you have).
Ng Jomon
Occasional Advisor

Re: LH Pro Migration

look like didn't have easy way to upgrade this netserver due to the netraid
card.

T.Q for your info,

Rgds
Jomon