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Joe_Kanaszka
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Need to migrate old Smart Event server to a new Smart-1 600-S appliance.

Good afternoon.  I have found another article on here from 2019 migration to new hardware  - but it's a bit old and not applicable to r80.40 and above.

 

Basically, our existing Smart Event appliance has reached EOL and we would like to simply migrate the configuration (hostname, ip, database, rules) from our old appliance to our new 600-S appliance but I cannot find any articles on the subject.

 

Can anyone assist?

Thank you again!

BR,

Joe

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PhoneBoy
Admin
Admin

What is the source version on your existing appliance?
What version is (or will be) on the 600-S?
Generally, this is done using an Advanced Migration, which is documented in the Installation and Upgrade Guide for the relevant target version. 

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G_W_Albrecht
Legend
Legend

This is explained a lot of times. Why not use e.g. the Installation and Upgrade Guide R81.10 ? https://sc1.checkpoint.com/documents/R81.10/WebAdminGuides/EN/CP_R81.10_Installation_and_Upgrade_Gui...

These instructions equally apply to:

Dedicated SmartEvent Server

For additional information related to this upgrade, see sk163814.

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Blason_R
Leader
Leader

If the hardware changes then you need to follow up the procedure to format the new device and restore the backup using migrate export and import command from old appliance.

It should be straight forward solution.

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G_W_Albrecht
Legend
Legend

Why format a new appliance ? Install GAiA and CP SW for SMS, then perform FTW and migrate_server import.

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Blason_R
Leader
Leader

That's true - really. However if his current version is something else and if appliance is shipped with latest one then backing up with ngm_upgrade package would be too complex and need thorough competency. 

But I agree its not always advisable to format the appliance.

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G_W_Albrecht
Legend
Legend

I never do format it - when performing fresh install, the CP installer will format and partition it for me 😎

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