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how to migrate Business Object Enterprise XI to latest version


Newbie here. There is a plan to decommission our existing reporting server so I was tasked to migrate this to a new server.

Currently we are using Business Object Enterprise 11.5.10. I was looking what the latest version for this but it seems this has been repackage to a new name. I downloaded Crystal Server 2016. Is this the correct package?

If this is the correct one, what do I need to consider for this migration. I will be using the same CMS database.

Is there a guide on how to properly migrate to the latest version?

I have tried installing Crystal 2016 and used the CMS database but I am not able to list the our Crystal reports. Not sure if I just missed something or if there are other steps that needs to done or if there is a different package that I need.

Appreciate any help on this.


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  • Feb 01, 2018 at 12:38 AM

    BusinessObjects 11.5 is version XIr2. That's really old. The newest version of that product is BusinessObjects BI Platform 4.2, or BI4.2 for short. (Crystal Server is a stripped-down version of BI Platform).

    You can upgrade from XIr2 to BI4.2, provided you are on at least Service Pack 2. See here for more info.


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  • Feb 01, 2018 at 01:45 AM


    You will need to migrate the content to BOE XI 3.1.7 SP4 or better and then finally to BI 4.2, see below



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