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OS Upgrade



Just want some advice before starting the below.

Currently running on server 2003. I wish to upgrade the OS to 2008r2 x64. This will also involve moving the server to a new domain.

Can you tell me the steps I need to complete to save off my install and then restore back to the new server once its built.

I realise I will not have monitoring for the duration of the upgrade.

Thanks, Andy

os-upgrade server-upgrade windows-2008-r2-sp1

Created on Jan 30, 2012 8:17:39 AM

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please see: How can I move or migrate my PRTG installation to a different system or server?. This applies as well when moving between domains. You only may need to re-check the Credentials For Windows Monitoring (WMI) on the devices/sensors afterwards again in PRTG.

best regards.

Created on Jan 30, 2012 3:58:40 PM by  Torsten Lindner [Paessler Support]

Last change on Mar 10, 2022 1:31:45 PM by  Frank Hadasch [Paessler Support] (0) 1



Just to check specifically because that article doesn’t deal with moving from a server 2003 x32 platform to a server 2008r2 x64 platform. Is it still 100% valid?

Thanks, Andy

Created on Jan 31, 2012 7:48:27 AM



Dear Andrew, the article is valid. The data-paths of PRTG will be a bit different on 2008 as on 2003, but that is why the article refers to finding these paths with the PRTG Server Administrator - Tool which gives you the correct one.

Created on Jan 31, 2012 10:24:41 AM by  Torsten Lindner [Paessler Support]

Disclaimer: The information in the Paessler Knowledge Base comes without warranty of any kind. Use at your own risk. Before applying any instructions please exercise proper system administrator housekeeping. You must make sure that a proper backup of all your data is available.