02-16-2010 06:58 AM
I would like some advice regarding an upgrade and server migration procedure.
My production server is SLX 7.2.x on Windows Server 2003 with SQL 2000. No web component and no remotes. I want to upgrade to SLX 7.5.2 on a new Windows 2003r2 server with SQL 2005. We have a few customizations that we will apply to the new installation. I want to add the web server/client, but not the web reporting. Last year we virtualized our SLX server. We are not thrilled; the IT consultant has been unable to resolve some issues and we've decided to "get physical" again. Yes, I know we are probably the only people on the planet going un-virtual.
Here's my plan.
I've already run through Step 1 on the new server several times. I'm planning to complete all of Step 1, then wait for a weekend to do Steps 2 & 3 in one weekend session. I'm using Acronis to take full disk images to several external devices for a failsafe.
I've probably over-thought this and become confused about Service pack 2 and when it should be installed. It appears that anytime a change is made using the 7.5 installer, you must reapply SP2. Does my plan seem realistic? Is there a problem with my logic? Thanks for your guidance.