I would like to migrate from DA 8.12 to DA9.1.  I have been upgrading for many versions and would like to remove outdated dlls(slAPI70.dll, slAPI76.dll...) and .slp and .sld files.  I understand that the profiles are now in the SQL DB.  My question is if i install DA 9.1 on a new server and import the DA 8.12 SQL DB will that work?  will it do an upgrade on the DB schema?  In the past i would just overwrite the slscripts$ folder when i moved to a new server.

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  • I don't know on the upgrade, but when we migrated from 8 to 9, I exported the profiles (we had about 20 - remember that nested ones must be exported individually!) and started fresh, then imported them from the export files. That way I didn't have to worry about upgrades or legacy issues. Worked ok for me!
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Yes to both questions.  Below are the steps I took...

Backup your existing DAConfiguration and DAReporting databases.

Stop and disable the OpsMaster Service and the DesktopAuthority SQL Instance on the original Server. You can uninstall DA 8.12 after you are sure the upgrade completed properly.

Copy the license file (register.ini) from  C:\Program Files (x86)\ScriptLogic\Desktop Authority Manager to a temp folder on the new Server so you can import it later.

Copy the SLStart.ini file from the SLScripts$ share (C:\Program Files (x86)\ScriptLogic\Desktop Authority Manager\Scripts) on the original Server to a temp folder on the new Server. This file contains the currect Global Options values.

On the new Server, install and/or create a new SQL Instance called DesktopAuthority. Restore the backed-up Desktop Authority databases to the new instance of SQL.

Install DA9.1 and copy your saved ini files to their new locations and import your profiles. I believe I had an issue with a service not starting, but a reboot fixed it for me.

I didn't care to much for the new web interface at first, but it grew on me.  :-)

Answered 07/31/2013 by: CosmoC
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