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Upgrading OMW 8.0 to OMW 8.1

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Upgrading OMW 8.0 to OMW 8.1

Getting ready to test the upgrade of my lab installation of OMW 8.0 to OMW 8.1. Past posting of this upgrade failed miserably for most that tried (including myself). Has anyone documented the proper steps to perform a successful upgrade?

Thanks,
JON
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Re: Upgrading OMW 8.0 to OMW 8.1

I ended up doing the side-side migration, and got the migration files moved off to a safe place, then re-imaged the system, and installed clean. The direct migration failed 6 times (at different places) on me before I simply gave up.
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Re: Upgrading OMW 8.0 to OMW 8.1

My goal is to NOT need the DBA assistance, they are really busy right now with other projects. Once I get my migration data, can I uninstall 8.0 leaving the SQL intact and then install 8.1 choosing the existing database? Or will the uninstall of 8.0 drop the SQL database also?
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Re: Upgrading OMW 8.0 to OMW 8.1

Jon, it drops the database. I don't think you can get away without SQL DBA assistance if you don't have the rights to recreate the DB.
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Re: Upgrading OMW 8.0 to OMW 8.1

Hi Jon,

you should make sure you use the latest installation patch for your migration. This mitigates quite some risks we had in the original OMW 8.10 release.

You can reuse the database instance, but not the database: The un-installation of OMW 8.0 will remove the database, but leave the instance. The following OMW 8.10 installation can then be pointed to the same instance and will create a new database. If your installing user has privileges to create and remove databases, then you can install without DB Admin support.

Regards,

Tobias
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Re: Upgrading OMW 8.0 to OMW 8.1

We attempted multiple time doing a OMW8.0 to 8.1 in place and never was successful. I think with Patch OMW_00019 a inplace is not even a option. I just had my DBA's give one user sysadmin rights and used that account to install the new load, they took the rights away after the install a patch 20 was on. I hope this helps.

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Re: Upgrading OMW 8.0 to OMW 8.1

Hi All,

I'm working on building an OMW Administrator's Networking / Contact List.

HP Support can be SLOW at times and not everyone looks at the ITRC everyday.

If you would like to participate in an OMW Administrators Distribution List, please let me know and I'll be sure to add your email address. We may be able to help each other out on common issues :)

Once the group is large enough, I'd like to work on a bi-weekly phone conference or live meeting.

Listed below is information about my environment:

Running OMW 7.5 and OMW 8.1 - we are working on cutting everything over to OMW 8.1

DBSPI SQL

DBSPI Oracle

Unix SPI

VMS SPI

Monitoring W2k, W2k3, and W2k8

Exchange SPI - Active Directory SPI

Thanks,
Brandy

brandy.reid@bmhcc.org
http://www.linkedin.com/in/brandyreid
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