Pam Assivero 12.Mar.12 12:12 PM a Web browser Sametime Enterprise Meeting Server 7.5.1 Windows
Currently we have a server running ST 7.5.1 on LD7.0.3 on a Windows 2000 server. We've been in the process of upgrading all of our domino servers both OS and Domino and at the same time moving them all to "new" hardware. Our process has worked well. We've been installing Win2003 on the new hardware, then I've installed the Domino 8.5.2 on the mail servers and Domino 8.5.3 for the Traveler server (only because 8.5.3 wasn't out released when we did mail). So I'm now ready to move and upgrade our Sametime server.
In a previous post I had inquired and been advised which files to download from Passport Advantage for just the Community server. We don't want the extra bells and whistles, just the same setup we have now, but in the newer release. I downloaded CZYD7ML which is the 8.5.2 Community Server and I also downloaded the IFR1 as I was advised if I was giong to put it on a Domino 8.5.3 server I should install that as well.
I have two questions:
1. Should I stay on ND8.5.2 to keep the releases in sync or does it matter?
2. I know I need to backup and move over the vpuserinfo.nsf, stconf.nsf, the MeetingArchive folder if we record meetings, sametime.ini and stconfig.nsf. Would I need to upgrade the design on these dbs before bringing up the new server?
3. Is there anything I'm missing?
Since this server doesn't route mail, and technically doesn't require internet access to do what it does, do you see anyting wrong with me doing all of the steps and making it the current ST server but doing it all "off the network"? I would like to make the downtime minimal for this server. That said, I will be installing Domino using a dummy server ID file as I've done for all of the servers so far so that I can bring it up and get it running. I would then down the server, swap out ID files, edit the notes.ini and bring the server back up but off the network (ie. no network cable attached). I would like to then down the server, install Sametime (and IFR1 if using), and do anything else required. This would allow me to just have to change the IP address and Host name on the server and put it on the network, after removing the old box.
Does this sound reasonable?
Edited to add: Or, should a proceed as I've done with my previous upgrades and take it to the Domino install with a dummy server id. And then when I'm going to do the swap, change over the server ID and other info, install Sametime and then bring it all up as the new server. I'd have to do this early on the morning, as I'd not be able to take the server down during the day.