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Upgrade Scenario: Live to Live vs BIAR to Live

Hi all,

We are planning an upgrade from BOE XI 3.1 SP2 to BO 4.1 SP02

We have read on the upgrade guide (Business Intelligence Platform Upgrade Guide - SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence platform 4.1 Support Package 2) that there are two possible scenarios: "Live to Live" and "BIAR to Live".

Besides, We have read in another upgrade guide (SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence platform Document Version: 4.1 Support Package 7 – Business Intelligence Platform Upgrade Guide): "If you want to convert your legacy MyInfoView and InfoView objects to their 4.1 equivalents, do not use the BIAR to Live upgrade scenario; instead, use the Live to Live upgrade scenario".

Our first option scenario was: BIAR to Live, but now we have doubts. If we chose this scenario (BIAR to Live), does the security over the folders and web intelligence documents in the source deployment upgrade in the destination deployment?

Somebody could explain us more about the upgrade results if we choose BIAR to Live Scenario?

Thanks

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  • Jan 25, 2017 at 08:45 PM

    both scenarios are equal in terms of content migrated.

    The only difference is when BIAR is involved you're going thru 2 phases, first you use Import Wizard of Xi3.1 to export content to BIAR file, then you're using UMT to import BIAR into 4.x system.

    Given "proven" track of Import Wizard, you should use UMT live-to-live scenario, which is faster and more reliable.

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  • Jan 25, 2017 at 12:29 PM

    Why don't you go with incremental option in Live to Live scenario. Ideally Live to Biar and then Biar to Live is still give you the same result. You can do Live to Live. Refer to this blog

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    Jan 26, 2017 at 11:52 AM

    Thanks all,

    But I´m contiue not undertanding what means this: "If you want to convert your legacy MyInfoView and InfoView objects to their 4.1 equivalents, do not use the BIAR to Live upgrade scenario; instead, use the Live to Live upgrade scenario"

    We need the security over the folders and web intelligence documents that exits in InfoView (BOE XI 3.1 SP2) were migrated to BO 4.1 SP02 too. Is it possible in the scenario BIAR to Live?

    Thanks again

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  • Jan 26, 2017 at 02:07 PM

    Difference between these two options are already highlighted by Denis in previous post. usually BIAR to Live will do when you can not connect both the system.e.g ports are not opened between the servers,in that case only option you have to go with BIAR to Live.

    But if Live to Live is possible then there no benefit of going BIAR to Live.

    Yes BO security migration is same in both the options.

    https://archive.sap.com/discussions/thread/3605510

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