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Pinned topic Upgrade from x32 to x64 (Win7Pro)

‏2011-11-22T15:04:20Z |
Hello, I upgraded my machine from WinXP to Win7Pro 64. I downloaded a "Starter edition" of 3.1.9 (3.1.9-TIV-CDP-SE-x64_windows-FP0000.exe) but it cannot be installed (says Patch cannot be installed without previous version - freely said).

The only way is to install the 32 bit version (TivoliCDP_CDPForFiles_3.1.0.45_windows.exe) it installs to Program Files x32 and then install a 64 bit patch (3.1.9-TIV-CDP-x64_windows-FP0000.exe). It installs and seems to work but is stays in a Program Files x32, which is not good.

What am I doing wrong?

Second question: once I succees to install the 3.1.9, how to move all the settings from the former x32 version?

Thanks

Vranoch
Updated on 2011-11-23T20:59:55Z at 2011-11-23T20:59:55Z by vranoch
  • SystemAdmin
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    Re: Upgrade from x32 to x64 (Win7Pro)

    ‏2011-11-22T15:28:11Z  
    Hi,

    The installer 3.1.9-TIV-CDP-SE-x64_windows-FP0000.exe is the 64 bit PTF install, it requires that you have a version already installed on your system. You were running a 32bit XP machine and now have upgraded to a 64bit Win7 machine. The initial install you have is for 32 bit OS and did not support Win7 64bit. You need to have a true 64bit base install before installing the 64bit patch. You will need to uninstall and clean up the old directories then install a true 64 bit base install then install the 64 bit PTF.

    You need to contact your IBM representative to purchase the 64bit base install.

    Thanks,
    Erik
  • vranoch
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    Re: Upgrade from x32 to x64 (Win7Pro)

    ‏2011-11-22T20:00:31Z  
    Hi Erik,

    thanks for explanation - I supposed that the StarterEdition is the full version, not just a patch. Still two qustions:

    1) isn't the licence transferable (from my old to a new machine - i.e. am I not authorized to get the base installation free since I have bought the former one?)

    2) is there any problem when the x64 version is installed over the old x32 version?

    thanks Vranoch
  • SystemAdmin
    SystemAdmin
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    Re: Upgrade from x32 to x64 (Win7Pro)

    ‏2011-11-22T21:30:40Z  
    • vranoch
    • ‏2011-11-22T20:00:31Z
    Hi Erik,

    thanks for explanation - I supposed that the StarterEdition is the full version, not just a patch. Still two qustions:

    1) isn't the licence transferable (from my old to a new machine - i.e. am I not authorized to get the base installation free since I have bought the former one?)

    2) is there any problem when the x64 version is installed over the old x32 version?

    thanks Vranoch
    Hi,

    I can't answer your first question....you would have to check with an IBM Sales Rep.

    For you second question, we do not test that type of install senario and I would recommend removing the 32 bit version and upgrading to the 64 bit base install and then move to the latest 64 bit PTF.

    Thanks,
    Erik
  • vranoch
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    Re: Upgrade from x32 to x64 (Win7Pro)

    ‏2011-11-22T21:57:35Z  
    Hi, thanks again. And again the question from the firt post. Is it possible to transfer the settings and a "state" of synchronization (list of basked-up files and their versions, etc.). I suppose, "synchronize" command can be executed but does it preserve the history (historical versions)?

    thanks Vranoch
  • SystemAdmin
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    Re: Upgrade from x32 to x64 (Win7Pro)

    ‏2011-11-23T01:33:52Z  
    • vranoch
    • ‏2011-11-22T21:57:35Z
    Hi, thanks again. And again the question from the firt post. Is it possible to transfer the settings and a "state" of synchronization (list of basked-up files and their versions, etc.). I suppose, "synchronize" command can be executed but does it preserve the history (historical versions)?

    thanks Vranoch
    Hi,

    Yes sorry I missed that.

    During the install you can copy over the fpa.txt to you c:\Windows\System32 and the install will pull in you existing configuration. As far as the files, you can run this command to sync up your storage and the internal db. From a cmd window in the install directory run: fpa sync execute=1. Depending on the number of files you have this can take a long time and has one side effect on the purge order of files. They will be purge by the order the scan ran as opposed to how they were originally backed up. You could also just rename your original backup locations and let the new install backup to a new location.

    Hope that helps.

    Thanks,
    Erik

    Edited by: wilkinse_admin on Nov 22, 2011 8:33 PM
    Updated on 2011-11-23T01:33:52Z at 2011-11-23T01:33:52Z by SystemAdmin
  • vranoch
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    Re: Upgrade from x32 to x64 (Win7Pro)

    ‏2011-11-23T17:14:11Z  
    Hi, still something.

    1. Isn't there any possibility to copy the internal db (folder gendb and perhaps other files replication-pending.x, replication-failed.y, etc. If so, is it transferable from x32 to x64?) Would not this be sufficient? (provided that there was no further activity against the remote storage and provided that the target filepathsrv.exe will be stopped during the operation)?

    2. Do the .log files contain only "log" information or they contain also some kind of "state" information?

    thanks Vranoch
  • SystemAdmin
    SystemAdmin
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    Re: Upgrade from x32 to x64 (Win7Pro)

    ‏2011-11-23T18:53:11Z  
    • vranoch
    • ‏2011-11-23T17:14:11Z
    Hi, still something.

    1. Isn't there any possibility to copy the internal db (folder gendb and perhaps other files replication-pending.x, replication-failed.y, etc. If so, is it transferable from x32 to x64?) Would not this be sufficient? (provided that there was no further activity against the remote storage and provided that the target filepathsrv.exe will be stopped during the operation)?

    2. Do the .log files contain only "log" information or they contain also some kind of "state" information?

    thanks Vranoch
    Hi,

    It sounds like you are trying to make the 32bit to 64 bit install work as a true 64bit install.

    You can stop filepathsrv.exe and move your entire data directory but I believe the OS sets parameters in the registry when a 32bit app is installed on a 64bit machine. This is why I would recommend the 64 bit installer and we do not support the type of conversion I think you are attempting.

    Thanks,
    Erik
  • vranoch
    vranoch
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    Re: Upgrade from x32 to x64 (Win7Pro)

    ‏2011-11-23T19:07:22Z  
    I also thought of installing x64 over x32 - it actually works and the application "seems" to work. What I was asking was generally, whether moving the entire data directory bypasses the neccessity to "synchronize" the new system with mentioned side-effects. This should be valid also for changing HW without changing platform, shouldn't it? If so, what is the "sufficient minimum" to move?

    thanks Vranoch
  • SystemAdmin
    SystemAdmin
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    Re: Upgrade from x32 to x64 (Win7Pro)

    ‏2011-11-23T20:35:36Z  
    • vranoch
    • ‏2011-11-23T19:07:22Z
    I also thought of installing x64 over x32 - it actually works and the application "seems" to work. What I was asking was generally, whether moving the entire data directory bypasses the neccessity to "synchronize" the new system with mentioned side-effects. This should be valid also for changing HW without changing platform, shouldn't it? If so, what is the "sufficient minimum" to move?

    thanks Vranoch
    Hi,

    Copy the entire data directory. You will also need to ensure your new machine name is the same as your old machine name.

    Thanks,
    Erik
  • vranoch
    vranoch
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    Re: Upgrade from x32 to x64 (Win7Pro)

    ‏2011-11-23T20:59:55Z  
    thanks a lot.

    Vranoch