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rt3d01
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the use of this flag '-change_ips_file' is obsolete

Hi Checkmates,

Has anyone successfully performed an MDS migration and also changed the ip addess of MDS?

if so do you knows how to import the mdss.json file for changing the ip address of a Multi-Domain Servers to be imported into R80.40

reading the checkpoint documentation, the following parameter should be used to change the ip addess 

./migrate_server import -v R80.40 -skip_upgrade_tools_check -change_ips_file /var/log/mdss.json /<Full Path>/Primary_<Name of Exported File>.tgz

 

however when this parameter is entered the following appears

The flag '-change_ips_file' is obsolete. Create the required file /var/log/mdss.json with the new IP address(es) and run the import again.

 

the question is how do we proceed to change the ip addess before importing the database, is there a workaround?

Thanks

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G_W_Albrecht
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Legend

Just contact TAC to get this resolved asap !

reading the checkpoint documentation, the following parameter should be used to change the ip addess

Where did you find that ? In sk156072 and sk163814 i read very different commands...

CCSE CCTE SMB Specialist
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rt3d01
Explorer

in step 10 on this link


https://sc1.checkpoint.com/documents/R80.40/WebAdminGuides/EN/CP_R80.40_Installation_and_Upgrade_Gui...

10. Required JSON configuration file

On the Primary R80.40 Multi-Domain Server, import the databases

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G_W_Albrecht
Legend
Legend

You did not mention that you have MDS configured in Management HA - this legacy option usually creates a lot of headaches... This is a situation when TAC is needed very badly !

CCSE CCTE SMB Specialist
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rt3d01
Explorer

The CP documentations for HA MDS migration needs to be reviewed and updated, even the previous documentations for older version of R80.X has this flag '-change_ips_file'

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G_W_Albrecht
Legend
Legend

Better not use Management HA - there could be a need for global scale MDS/MDM deployments but this only concerns a very small number of target customers and alternatives are also available. With SMS usually installed in a VM, Management HA is now legacy only, similar to the most dreaded Full Management HA ☹️.

CCSE CCTE SMB Specialist
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_Val_
Admin
Admin

Did you try to run the command with json file in the command line but without the mentioned flag?

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rt3d01
Explorer

command has been entered has this

./migrate_server import -v R80.40 -skip_upgrade_tools_check -change_ips_file /var/log/mdss.json /var/log/Export-database

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_Val_
Admin
Admin

I understand that 🙂 Asking if you did try going without the mentioned flag while leaving everything else as it is

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