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  • Hi,

    I have a sccm 2012 server and I would like to move to sccm 2012 r2, so do a side by side migration and I was wondering if anyone or MS have documented a process for this.

    Other info:

    The existing sccm 2012 server is running on W12K and all the roles are on this server, also it is a VM. Going forward I would be installing on W12K R2 and only utilising 2 server one for SQL and the other for all other sccm roles. 

    Tuesday, November 4, 2014 8:22 AM

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  • Is there a particular reason for why you're thinking of doing a side-by-side migration? Why not upgrade your existing site to SP1 and then to R2?

    If you've never done this, I'd start of by reading here:

    http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/gg682006.aspx

    Regards,


    Nickolaj Andersen | www.scconfigmgr.com | @Nickolaja

    • Proposed as answer by Paul Winstanley [MVP]MVP Tuesday, November 4, 2014 10:02 AM
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    Tuesday, November 4, 2014 8:38 AM
  • Any reason particular why you don't use the upgrade path to SP1 and then to R2?

    The migration documentation can be found here: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/gg682006.aspx


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    Tuesday, November 4, 2014 8:39 AM
  • The guys are right. You should carry out the two in-place upgrades. However, in answer to your question, the side-by-side migration you are referring to is not supported. Therefore it is not documented. That's not to say it doesn't work - I've seen it work. It is not supported and therefore MS have not tested it.

    http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/gg682006.aspx

     You can migrate the following hierarchies:
    • With System Center 2012 Configuration Manager, you can migrate an existing Configuration Manager 2007 SP2 infrastructure to System Center 2012 Configuration Manager.
    • With System Center 2012 Configuration Manager SP1, you can migrate an existing Configuration Manager 2007 SP2 infrastructure or an existing System Center 2012 Configuration Manager SP1 infrastructure to System Center 2012 Configuration Manager SP1.
    • With System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager, you can migrate an existing Configuration Manager 2007 SP2 infrastructure or an existing System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager infrastructure to System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager.



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    Tuesday, November 4, 2014 11:15 AM
  • All the roles are on the same server and I wanted to move the SQL role to another server
    Tuesday, November 4, 2014 5:40 PM
  • Why? That's a waste of a system and adds overhead and complexity.

    Jason | http://blog.configmgrftw.com | @jasonsandys

    Tuesday, November 4, 2014 6:02 PM
  • How many clients are you supporting on your site server? Anything below 50k client then run the SQL local.

    Cheers

    Paul | sccmentor.wordpress.com

    • Marked as answer by Daniel JiSun Monday, November 10, 2014 6:08 AM
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    Tuesday, November 4, 2014 8:59 PM
  • I have around 1200 clients however the server that is running the application is not in the best condition that why I wanted to move the service to a new host (vm)

    I could backup and restore the SCCM configuration however what are the high level steps. For example build w12k server install sccm 2012 (r2?) restore SQL DB, content?

    Rather then wait for the host to crash I want to be pro-active and move the service to another host.
    • Edited by Java_MCSE Monday, November 10, 2014 6:58 PM
    Monday, November 10, 2014 6:57 PM
  • http://technet.microsoft.com/en-gb/library/gg712697.aspx#BKMK_RecoverSite

    As mentioned - with that many clients keep the SQL local. Are you sure your current VM is under spec or is it being maxxed out by SQL not being configured to use 50% of memory - something simple like that?


    Cheers

    Paul | sccmentor.wordpress.com

    Tuesday, November 11, 2014 10:13 AM
  • I am happy to keep all the roles on one server including sql but I need to build a new VM with w12k and move sccm to that server as the existing server is corrupt
    Tuesday, November 11, 2014 11:44 AM