Get a couple test boxes, install a database. copy the 7.6 db into the test one, setup a 7.6 appserver connected to this db. upgrade to 8.1. export. import to the 8.1 env.
Thanks for Quick response Bill. There is no other option except this ? as this would be like setting up a whole new environment.
Also we can not upgrade out current 7.6 PROD env as it is highly used by teams and huge customized enviornment. Any other automation or scripting approach to extract the packages from /nsh/storage/blpackages and building those to 8.1 enviornment.
If there is no other option except the solution given by you Bill, we have to copy our FileServer also from current 7.6 PROD enviornment to 7.6 Test enviornment ? As we have around 1 TB data on FileServer on PROD and copying it to Test Database is not easy due to space issue ? Also how the packages would be exported ? can you pelase give some light on it ?
The reason you can’t export/import from different versions is due the schema changes in the database and the lack of a standalone tool that could take an export from one version and convert it to another or something like that.
It’s not really a full env setup here – you could even do it on a single box depending on how large your db is and such.