Before implementing Lotus® Quickr in a production environment, you should consider setting up a staging environment that enables you to perform a side-by-side upgrade to test how well the upgrade process handles any custom themes and placetypes from your Lotus Quickr 8.2 implementation.
You should perform a side-by-side upgrade and migration for a Microsoft® Windows® 2008 environment. You can run a side-by-side upgrade as follows:
Copy a representative subset of places that use a standard theme or custom themes, forms, and placetypes onto the staging server.Run the upgrade command for all places as follows:
- Be sure you have backed up all places as described.
- Set up or designate a separate staging server running Lotus Domino® 8.5.1, Fix Pack 3, and Lotus Quickr 8.5 for Domino. Upgrade an existing Lotus Quickr 8.2 server as described or run the qptool upgrade server command as follows:
Review and test the migrated places to ensure that they have upgraded properly and work as expected before completing upgrade for all Lotus Quickr 8.2 servers and places.
Parent topic: Preparing to upgrade: qd85