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Migration from Unix to Windows

Hey guys,

Does anyone seem to know if the standard way of archiving a repository and unarchiving it would work if i archive in Unix and unarchive in Windows?

We are at a stage where we have created all our repositories in Unix environment and are now planning to move to Windows (some unavoidable circumstances). Not sure how the a2a files would work out when the process of archiving/unarchiving happens across platforms 😔

Any help is greatly appreciated.

Thanks

Anshuman

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    Posted on Sep 20, 2007 at 11:37 PM

    Hi Anshuman,

    MDM archive files are platform-independent.

    Hope this helps,

    Simon

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    Posted on Sep 21, 2007 at 04:39 AM

    Hello Anshuman,

    I have already used Archived repository on Solaris and Windows platform both.

    It will definitely work. Just take archive and unarchive on differnet platform..

    You will not face issue.

    Regards

    Himanshu Nijhawan

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  • Posted on Dec 02, 2007 at 09:33 AM

    Hi Anshuman,

    "move to Windows" may have two scenarios: just loading the existing repository on different MDM machine or changing both DBMS and MDM servers.

    In the first scenario the easiest way will be just unload->unmount the repository on the Unix box and the mount->load it on the Windows machine (using the same DBMS). In the second scenario you can duplicate the repository from on DBMS to other (using MDM Console or CLIX) and then act as in the 1st scenario. Archive/unarchive will definitely work for the second scenario (not needed at all for the 1st scenario), but will need a liitle bit more actions.

    Best regards,

    Lev

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