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Re: help: Moving Netview from one box to another

2000-05-25 22:25:41
Subject: Re: help: Moving Netview from one box to another
From: lclark AT us.ibm DOT com
To: nv-l AT lists.tivoli DOT com
Date: Thu, 25 May 2000 22:25:41 -0400
As for the Nways, you will have to install it from scratch on the new
system, so you have a choice: de-install it from the old system before
making the migration backup, or not. De-installing (use the de-install
option under smitty CML) is a lengthy process. But your version is
pretty old, and probably not supported on 4.3.3, let alone 6.0. So
get a new one, deinstall before migrating, and re-install on the new
box.

Cordially,

Leslie A. Clark
IBM Global Services - Systems Mgmt & Networking
Detroit


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"Dean Grant" <dgrant AT aholdusa DOT com>@tkg.com on 05/25/2000 10:57:45 AM

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One way to go abouit it is to perform a migration backup on box A. The
instructions for this are in the installation and configuration manual, and
it
will create a file system named /usr/OV.back.v5r1. Tar this filesystem, and
move
it to box B.

On box B, untar the filesystem, and make sure it retains the name
/usr/OV.back.v5r1. Then install NetView. The installation process looks for
this
file system, and if it exists will use it to configure the new system being
installed. Your customizations for maps, mibs, traps, symbols, etc. will be
preserved and duplicated on the new system.

Any customizations for daemons, like trapd log size and ovwdb cache, may
not get
propagated over so you might want to double check those. User
customizations
will like the .Xdefaults file will need to get copied seperately.

One thing to watch for. This process will register anything it finds in
/usr/OV/lrf, so if you have any .lrf files in that directory no longer in
use it
will pull them in.

I am afraid I have no familiarity with Nways so I cannot help you there.

HTH. I have done this several times and it is pretty painless.

Dean Grant
Ahold Information Systems






"Matt Ashfield" <mda AT unb DOT ca> on 05/25/2000 09:37:55 AM

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HI all,

I am running AIX 4.3.3 and Netview 5.1.2 and Nways 1.2.3. They all reside
on
one box, call it box A. We are getting rid of box A, and replacing it with
box B. I'm wondering what would be my best approach to doing this? Should I
simply re-install all of my Netview and such on box B or can I simply copy
this?

Any help/advice would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks

Matt
mda AT unb DOT ca


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