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Anywhere 11 - moving from a Windows 2003 server to Windows 2008 server

Mar 01 at 07:26 PM

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I am new tech asked to move Anywhere 11 from our Windows 2003 server to a new Windows 2008 server.

What are our options ?

I think they want to keep anything to same if possible.

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Volker Barth Mar 09 at 01:22 PM
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You can simply install SQL Anywhere 11 on the new Windows 2008 Server and move the database files from the old Windows 2003 Server to the new one, and the database should run there as well. (Of course you should do backups before and after the move etc.)

Note that SQL Anywhere 11 is long EOL'ed but Windows 2008 and 2008 R2 are supported platforms, as can be seen here:

https://wiki.scn.sap.com/wiki/display/SQLANY/SAP+SQL+Anywhere+Supported+Platforms+and+Engineering+Support+Status.

(The crappy editor does not like that URL...)

Depending on the client configuration, you might need to adapt their connection strings, which might be stored in ODBC DSNs or other configuration files. A modification will usually be necessary if the new server machine has a different IP address or host name as the old one and on of those is specified within the connection strings. In contrast, if you just use the ENGINE name as connection parameter and the new machine uses the same database server name as the old one, no modification might be necessary.

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