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Management Server database migration from R71.50 to R75.47


In order to export Management Server database from R71.50 and then import it to R75.47, a number of special steps must be performed - both during export and during import. Those steps are described below.

Instructions for export:

  • Export of Multi-Domain Server (for Gaia / SecurePlatform / Linux OS):

    1. Mount CD for R75.47 (either CD for Gaia or for Smart-1).

    2. Execute utility mds_setup and follow instructions on the screen.
      • If CD is mounted on /mnt/cdrom, then for Gaia CD, the utility is located in /mnt/cdrom/linux/p1_install/mds_setup.
      • For Smart-1 CD, the utility is located in /mnt/cdrom/PV1/linux/p1_install/mds_setup

  • Export of Multi-Domain Server (for Solaris OS):

    1. Download and copy the Management Server migration tool mds_migrate_tools_solaris.tgz to a temporary directory on the source machine (where R71.50 is installed).

    2. Change current directory to the directory where the mds_migrate_tools_solaris.tgz is located

    3. To extract the archive, run: gzip -dc mds_migrate_tools_solaris.tgz | tar xvf -

    4. To perform export, run:


      and follow instructions on the screen.

    Notes for export of Multi-Domain Server:

    • Only the choice 'Export current Multi-Domain Server' will work.
    • In various places installation wizard will say that actions are performed for version R75.40 and not R75.47. In all those places you should behave as though installation wizard said 'R75.47' instead of 'R75.40'.

  • Export for all other cases (Security Management Server, Domain Server & Global Policy databases):

    Perform database export as usual (remember to use migration tools from R75.47).


Instructions for import:

  1. Copy archive with the exported database to R75.47 machine.

  2. Download and copy the Management Server migration tools - and to some temporary directory on R75.47 machine.

  3. Back up the following files:


    On Windows OS those files are located in:


  4. Copy files from Step 2 as follows (assuming that files are located in the current directory):

    cp /opt/CPPICPmgmtrfes-R75.40/conf/plugin_upgrade.conf
    cp /opt/CPPIsfwR75-R75.40/conf/plugin_upgrade.conf

    On Windows OS:

    copy /Y %CPDIR%\..\..\CPMgmtrfes\conf\plugin_upgrade.conf
    copy /Y %CPDIR%\..\..\PIsfwr75\R75.40\conf\plugin_upgrade.conf

  5. Perform import as usual. Do not start services after import is complete.

  6. Remove the $FWDIR/conf/db_last_update_times.C file.

    On Windows OS: %FWDIR%\conf\db_last_update_times.C.

    Note: In case of Multi-Domain Server import, remove the file from each Domain and from Global Database.

  7. Start services (run cpstart / mdsstart).
This solution has been verified for the specific scenario, described by the combination of Product, Version and Symptoms. It may not work in other scenarios.

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