1 Reply Latest reply on Jun 18, 2014 7:40 AM by cwinning

    Help upgrading to 9.1 from 8.1



      My company is currently running Shavlik 8.1 on a Window 2003 server with SQL 2008 R2.  It no longer will download definitions and we can not even patch with the patches that it currently knows about.  I know that I have to install a new OS.  When I install Windows 2008, do I just install Shavlik 9.1 and then install the Database in SQL 2008 (on the new server) and run the Setup database tool and it will migrate it to the 9.1 SQL database structure?   The only thing that is in there that I can't lose is the patch groups.



      Any help would be greatly appreciated.

        • 1. Re: Help upgrading to 9.1 from 8.1
          cwinning CommunityTeam



          We created a Migration Tool for this very situation.


          The manual method can be easy or complicated depending on how you are using Protect.  If you are only concerned about the Patch Groups, Machine Groups, Templates etc, then all you really need is the database.  Install the new OS and patch it.  You will be offered SQL Express when you install Protect 9.1 on the new server.  You will need to install SQL on the server before Protect 9.1 if you choose not to use SQL Express.  If installing SQL yourself, I would suggest restoring a backup of your current SQL database and restore it to the new install of SQL.  This will allow you to choose the database during the install process.


          Please let me know if you have any questions.