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Upgrading/Migrating to IMF Tune v5.5
The IMF Tune v5.5 installation is made up of two components:
Version 5.5 is the first release introducing the Web interface component. This is an optional component. In fact IMF Tune can be run without it ever being installed, but of course we would be missing all the functionality this interface delivers.
Rendering the web component optional gives us a lot of flexibility at installation time, especially when performing an upgrade or migration. Here we can simply focus on upgrading/migrating the IMF Tune server. Completing this step, we have a fully functional IMF Tune delivering all the features included in earlier releases. The Web component installation can be completed later, without causing any disruption.
If running an earlier IMF Tune release, a complete upgrade would involve:
In this document we cover the first step. For details on installing the Web component please refer to Installing IMF Tune v5.5 Moderator/Reporting.
Upgrade/Migrate the IMF Tune Server
Upgrading to IMF Tune server v5.5 may involve an in-place upgrade or a move to new server hardware. This is especially true because IMF Tune v5.5 supports all of Exchange 2003, 2007 and 2010. Since Exchange version upgrades require migration to new hardware, IMF Tune would also need to move along.
This document considers different upgrade scenarios and describes how to upgrade whilst retaining the configuration settings of earlier IMF Tune installations. In all, the following scenarios are considered:
When installing IMF Tune v5.5 on a machine where IMF Tune v2.x/v3.x is already installed, follow these steps in order to retain your current configuration settings.
When upgrading from earlier IMF Tune v4/v5 builds, start by downloading the latest IMF Tune v5.5 build from the WinDeveloper Software site. Run the installation on the machine where IMF Tune v4/v5 is currently installed. The setup will automatically detect the installed build and guide you through the upgrade procedure.
When moving IMF Tune to a new machine we have two options for preserving the configuration settings. The first option is that of moving the configuration files manually and then let the installation do any upgrading. The second involves performing a configuration backup on the current server and a restore on the new machine.
Manually Moving Settings
This method is very useful since it only requires the availability of the IMF Tune configuration files from the old IMF Tune server machine. In case of disaster recovery, all we need is access to the HDD of the machine being replaced.
IMF Tune v5.5 will automatically upgrade the configuration settings of earlier releases when found on the local machine at installation time. To benefit from this automatic upgrade we need to first move the configuration of earlier IMF Tune versions to the new machine as follows:
Moving Settings with a Backup-Restore Cycle
This method can be employed if the old IMF Tune server is still up and running. In this case we rely on the Backup/Restore Wizard included with IMF Tune v5.5. Here are the steps:
Note: The Backup/Restore Wizard can only be used when moving configurations across IMF Tune installations running the same version.