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EP5 > NW04/EP6 Migration Path Options


We are planning an EP6 migration. We will be going from EP5 (EP5.0, SP6, Patch1, HF5) to NW04, EP6, SP9.

We'd like to clean up our dev environment by taking our current production environment to the new EP6.0 dev. This would give us a nice clean dev environment without all the baggage accumulated over the years. Of course we'd have to either freeze development or otherwise provide a way to get a few bits of wanted content, currently under development, over to the new dev when we are done.

If we'd go in this direction it seems natural to take that new EP6 dev box and simply do a content turnover to the new EP6 QA and prod.

From what we've seen, it is assumed that we follow a...

EP5 Dev > EP6 Dev (Migration)

EP5 QA > EP6 QA (Migration)

EP5 Prod > EP6 Prod (Migration)

... migration path.

Does anyone see any problems with a...

EP5 Dev > EP6 Dev (Migration)

EP6 Dev > EP6 QA (Export/Import)

EP6 QA > EP6 Prod (Export/Import)

We are also currently using MSS 50.4 which may effect our decision.

- Has anyone tried a single EP5 > EP6 Migration with subsequent EP6>EP6 export/imports?

- What about MSS. Will our need to take MSS along limit our options?

All advice is appreciated.


Doug Steckel

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  • Posted on Aug 05, 2005 at 09:39 PM

    Hi Doug,

    There is no problem with your method of migrating and then export/import. As long as everything you want to migrate can be exported and imported. You may want to check out note 827768 which talks differences between transport and migration

    I know several companies who are planning this method but I have not heard of any successes at this time. Maybe some one will respond.

    I do want to point out that if you are running KM you will need to migrate from each system individually since most KM content isn't exportable.

    Hope this helps


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      Hi Doug,

      Hope by this time you would have found out the migration strategy that works out perfectly. Can you please share your experiences with us, either as a reply to this thread or as a seperate blog? If you are blogging it please specify the url in this thread.

      Thanks in advance.

      best regds,


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