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MIGRATION PROCESS

1. current environment has an appliance SMS  R77.30 and two 4800 series R77.30 in a cluster. and one DR gateway.

-the new environment has virtual machine for SMS ( will install R80.10) and two 5800 series R80.10 one with HA...
quiz: will i have to migrate the gateways database in the 4800 series to the new 5800 which already has R80.10. and if yes which approach , they are currently in load balancing
there is a seperate event log manager in R77.30 , will i have to migrate the log database to the new enviroment


2.in management when i export the database is there a way i can be able to also send the settings like routes , clustering etc together with the dbase

3.is there an an offline way of migrating without affecting normal processes since am using the same ip address.

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I do not understand what you mean by "will i have to migrate the gateways database in the 4800 series to the new 5800 " as the SMS has the database, not the GW - GW only has interfaces and routes.

Please consult sk108902 Best Practices - Backup on Gaia OS  as it also helps with migration!

XBensemhoun
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On my point of view, you could use your target R80.10 environment in parallel of your actual R77.30 environment using other IPs. Look at the https://community.checkpoint.com/thread/7914-migration-to-new-gw-with-new-mgmt-server .

Will you have any Professional Services to help you?

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No i will not have  professional services to help, i have ran pre upgrade verification tool am in the process of correcting the errors .  i have done several labs of the migration process of which were successful but will appreciate any input . my issue was on the configurations on the two old gateways on how i transfer them to the new gateways without affecting the daily processes successfully. i will not change the ip addresses because the licences are attached to the current ip addresses. i have checked the different ways of backing up , snapshot, backup and save configurations as i was advised above ., but which one applies to the gateways since the dont store the database only  configurations.

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To answer the last question first: no one applies - all three are appliance-specific and can only be restored on the same model of appliance. So you will have to:

- take notes of the interface config (e.g. GAiA screenshots)

- use FTW on the new appliances

- use GAiA WebGUI for config

- establish SIC with the new SMS

- install policy

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there is a seperate event log manager in R77.30 , will i have to migrate the log database to the new enviroment

yes.

in management when i export the database is there a way i can be able to also send the settings like routes , clustering etc together with the dbase

export and import from R77.30 to R80.10 includes all configurations - interfaces, cluster members, policies, objects, global properties.

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thank you. i will be migrating on Tuesday , i will share the experiences .  

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1.will i retain the separate log manager after the migration or the new manager(R80.10) can handle the logs or it depends ?

2.For DR gateway which i retained the old appliance 4800 series in r77.30 , can i upgrade it to R80.10 for uniformity through CPUSE ?

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