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Crystal Server 2013

New installaion of Crystal Server 2013 box and move the existing Crystal Server 2008 data and all contents to a new server in CR 2013. What are the challenges and issues? Is this possible? Can we just do a new installation of 2013 server and import everything from 2008 server. Is everything moved over seamlessly, like the Scheduler jobs, users and groups, security etc are there any things which can't be moved over and needs to be manually created from scratch. Please share your experience.

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    Posted on Feb 27, 2015 at 02:54 PM

    When you install CRS 2013, you'll get a new tool called Upgrade Management Tool (it's only available in a server install - it's NOT part of the Client Tools!). You will use this to migrate everything over from your CRS 2008 system.

    There are a couple options when you do this -

    Complete Upgrade moves everything in one process. If you don't have a lot of reports or instances, then this will work for you.

    With and Incremental Upgrade, you get to choose what gets migrated so you can break it down into multiple chunks.

    Also, best practice is to remove old instances and unused reports from your 2008 system before migrating.

    If you have any additional questions about this, you should post them here: BI Platform. CRS is a subset of the full BI Platform software and you'll get better responses there. The Crystal Reports space that you've posted in is really for the Crystal Reports design tool.


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