Upgrading Centerprise 7.1 to 7.3/7.4

Step by Step Instructions

Prior to any upgrade, we strongly recommend that you take a full backup of your repository database.  Also, upgrading a lower level environment first (such as QA, UAT, etc) is recommended prior to upgrading the Production environment.  This will make it possible to sort out/resolve any issues before upgrading Production.

Steps to Upgrade:

  1. Using 7.1 Centerprise client, run the following dataflow to export existing schedules into a comma delimited file.

Note:  Prior to running the dataflow, you will need to update the database source object to point to the database where Centerprise repository resides.

*Please download attached example dataflow: Dataflow_ScheduleExport71 

  1. Take a note of any existing Cluster Settings. These are available by right-clicking the cluster in Server Explorer. These settings will need to be re-configured manually after the upgrade.   It may be helpful to take screenshots of those settings for later reference.  The settings include:  Staging Directory, Purge Job Frequency Options, Email Notification Setup, and also optionally, Server Profiles if a non-default profile was used prior to the upgrade.
  2. Run the Client installer and then the Server Installer to upgrade Centerprise to 7.3 or 7.4.
  3. Using Centerprise client, go to Server menu and select ‘Build Cluster Database…’. Point it to the database hosting Centerprise repository.

Important Note:  This will reset the repository.

  1. Use the dataflow below to re-import the schedules you have exported in Step 1.

Note:  Prior to running the dataflow, you will need to change the database destination object to point to the database where Centerprise repository resides.

*Please download attached example dataflow: Dataflow_ScheduleImport74

  1. Open Server Explorer, right-click your cluster and select ‘Cluster Settings’. Manually re-configure the relevant settings from Step 2.   Optionally, manually reconfigure the Server Profiles setting if a non-default profile was used prior to the upgrade.
  2. Restart Centerprise server.

 This completes the upgrade.

 

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