[THIN] Re: Upgrade strategy question...

Thank you, Jim!  This worked perfectly!

And thank you also for your response, Ron...the reason I didn't want to
create the SQL database straight away was that I really didn't care to re-do
the licensing...

But thank you both for the suggestions!

-Dave Melczer
dmelczer@xxxxxxxx

-----Original Message-----
From: Jim Hathaway [mailto:JimH@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx] 
Sent: Thursday, April 22, 2004 11:31 AM
To: thin@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [THIN] Re: Upgrade strategy question...


Dave,
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Personally I would think it cleaner to migrate the data store for the
current farm into your SQL, update all your servers with the change.
Retire the NT server from the farm, and then add your new server in.=20

Unless there's a reason you want to create a new farm and potentially
redo the following:
        - reactivate Citrix licensing
        - recreate all published apps
        - recreate printer mappings (if assigned through the CMC)
        - re-import print servers
        - etc . . .=20

Moving from Access to SQL is easy and a few methods on doing it have
been posted to this list before, so a quick search should get you the
run down on it. Just make sure you do a "dsmaint backup" prior to
starting the process.=20

Good luck

J

-----Original Message-----
From: DMelczer@xxxxxxxx [mailto:DMelczer@xxxxxxxx]=20
Sent: Thursday, April 22, 2004 7:22 AM
To: thin@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [THIN] Upgrade strategy question...

For the gurus out there:
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We currently have a Windows 2000 SP4 / MF XP 1.0 FR1 farm of 3 servers.
We
also have 1 NT4 SP6a machine running MetaFrame XP 1.0 FR1 acting as a
data
collector with an access datastore on the machine.  No one logs into the
NT4
machine, but the three 2000 boxes are in production currently.
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I need to upgrade or replace the NT4 box to get it to Windows 2000 and
get
the other 3 machines to use this new machine as the indirect access to
the
datastore.  Also, I need to port the datastore from MS Access to SQL.
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What I plan to do is the following:
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1.  Create a new machine with Windows 2000 SP4 and MF XP 1.0 FR1 in a
NEW
farm using the existing MS Access datastore.  2.  Move the existing
production servers over to the new farm. =20
3.  Convert the datastore from MS Access to SQL.
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Is this a viable strategy, or is there a simpler way of doing things?
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I looked at citrix.com/support, but it appears like they removed just
about
all documents pre-FR3, so the old advanced concepts guide that would
walk an
admin through upgrade from NT4 to 2000 and datastore migration doesn't
appear to be available.
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Thanks in advance for any help.
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-Dave Melczer
dmelczer@xxxxxxxx <mailto:dmelczer@xxxxxxxx>=20
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