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tictoc
06-19-2007, 11:30 AM
Any tips hints on the upgrade process? The documentation is pretty thin on the upgrade side.

Does the new install/upgrade put everything on one server now? We use two seperate servers WFM and AES.

Cary R
06-19-2007, 12:46 PM
This is a somewhat complex question. It's true in WFM 4/AES 8.0 that the managed catalog is the same database as the WFM database.

Here's what I would recommend trying:

1. Backup all of your databases (including the AES 7.5 'db' folder)
2. Run the WFM 4.0 installer to upgrade 3.5 -> 4.0. The will upgrade the database as well to the new schema.
3. Connect to your AS 7.5 database using the AdminStudio 8.0 IDE. This will prompt for upgrade as well.
4. Using SQL Server DTS, merge everything into one database.

For using the WFM Database as the managed catalog:

--Merge everything but the AMS_* tables from the AS 8 database into the WFM database.

For using the AS 8 database as the managed catalog:

--Merge the AMS_* tables into the AS database
--Change the 2 entries in WFM 4's web.config file to point to the AS database

5. Lastly, use the AES7Migrator utility that gets installed with WFM 4 to migrate all your existing roles and such from AES 7.5. This actually has some documentation here:

HOWTO: Migrate Custom Users and Roles in AES 7.x to AdminStudio 8:
http://support.installshield.com/kb/view.asp?articleid=Q112624

tictoc
06-19-2007, 01:25 PM
Thanks for the info!! Do you have any recomendations on a straight upgrade as well?

tictoc
06-19-2007, 01:25 PM
Thanks for the info!! Do you have any recomendations on a straight upgrade as well? I see how you split the databases but we are thinking of using one server if possible.

Cary R
06-19-2007, 01:38 PM
Well, if you'd like to use just a single server, you would use the DTS approach to merge two databases into one. That is the overall end result of the above steps--to result in a single Managed catalog for use in AS 8.0.