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Mirgration SAP BI paltform server 4.1 to another server via UMT

Hi,

I need to migrate SAP BI platform server 4.1 SP2 to another server (OS, DB, BI versions the same (not upgrade)).

As I know to migrate SAP BI platform system from one to another server there are 3 methods:

1. Backup repository DB and filestore, then restore on new server.

2. Using Promotion management tool (live-live)

3. Using Upgrade management tool (UMT) via biar file.

In my case source and target servers are in different networks, also I cannot use 2 method(Live-to-Live).

Third (3) method (UMT) is more convenient for us (SourceSrv-->BiarFile-->TargetSrv).

I read Upgrage guide, and there some lines:

You cannot export a BIAR file generated using the BI platform 4.x upgrade management tool into another 4.x deployment. Use the promotion management application in the Central Management Console (CMC) to promote content between two 4.x deployments.

Can we use UMT via biar file to migrate content in my case? (may be that lines only for upgrade?)

Thanks in advance.

SAP BI platform server 4.1 sp 2, Linux, Oracle db.

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    Apr 14, 2017 at 06:18 PM

    method 2 works just fine, just use LCMBIAR files, instead of UMT/BIAR. UMT usage as explained is not supported in such workflows.

    However, more reliable method would be to make backup of your CMS DB and FRS, move them to the new location.
    Install same version of BOE there using temp CMS DB, then when functionality confirmed - connect this new install to CMS DB and FRS that were restored from old system. Much more reliable and faster process.

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  • Apr 14, 2017 at 12:53 PM

    You can do it, but it's unsupported and will not work in BI4.2. See here for info: http://www.forumtopics.com/busobj/viewtopic.php?p=1033979

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  • Apr 14, 2017 at 06:22 PM

    Also, check the brand new Promotion management Pattern book here :

    https://wiki.scn.sap.com/wiki/display/BOBJ/Business+Intelligence+Platform+-+Pattern+Books+Index

    It covers your scenario as well.
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