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We are currently using Serena PVCS version manager version: 8.5.0.0 en_US (Build 055) in Windows 2003 server. we are planning to migrate the entire PVCS repositories from Windows 2003 to Windows 2007 server. Please let me know your valuable inputs to perform the same.
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    Drewster
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    Wednesday, November 01 2017, 08:50 AM - #Permalink
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    Are you upgrading PVCS/VM as part of the move? (8.6+?)
    Are you doing (or thinking of doing) any Housekeeping on your repositories? (Possibly not as per question) but do you need to sort out any legacy archives etc
    Are there any limitations (up front) on the two servers... Different domains/firewalls between them etc etc
    Are you looking to migrate "everything" - LicenceManager on same server that sort of thing?
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    Wednesday, November 01 2017, 12:37 PM - #Permalink
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    Thanks Drewster for reply on my Query. Please find my responses below,
    Are you upgrading PVCS/VM as part of the move? (8.6+?) No We aren't goint to upgrade the PVCS version
    Are you doing (or thinking of doing) any Housekeeping on your repositories? (Possibly not as per question) but do you need to sort out any legacy archives etc - No all the repositories are being used and we need to move everything as per the exisiting structure
    Are there any limitations (up front) on the two servers... Different domains/firewalls between them etc etc - Domains/firewalls are similar, OS version slone will be different
    Are you looking to migrate "everything" - LicenceManager on same server that sort of thing? - Yes, Windows 2003 server is going to be decommissioned so we are planning to migrate everything related to PVCS including LicenseManager to new Windows 2007 server
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    Monday, November 13 2017, 05:59 PM - #Permalink
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    Hello John,

    Assuming you are going to run Windows 2008 (R2), you can install the same VM release on the server, though I recommend you don't stay with VM 8.5.0.0. At minimum consider upgrading to VM 8.5.3 by applying the appropriate patches (including VM 8.5.3 Patch 004), but since you need to install VM from scratch on the new server I strongly recommend you upgrade to VM 8.6 instead. That way you get to run a 64-bit server on a 64-bit OS, and run a VM release that is under development support.

    If you are using the VM File Server, moving the repositories only requires you to replicate the Path Map entries on the new PVCS VM Web Application Server and that you copied the Project DB path and Revision path directories for each. If the locations on the server remain unchanged, or if you want to initially copy all Path Map entries as-is and tweak the paths as needed, copying following the Preserving File Server Settings section in Backup and Restore Configuration Settings part of the PVCS Version Manager Installation Guide.

    For the Serena License Manager, just install SLM 2.2.0 and rehost your licenses to the new server.

    Kind regards,

    - Richard.
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