PI Point Database

Discussion created by matthew.rivett on Dec 11, 2009
Latest reply on Mar 2, 2010 by oshafie

I am in the process of building out a new set of PI servers and will need to bring the historical archive data over form the old ones.  We have been using PI for a long time and it has been upgraded (including from 32bit to 64bit) and moved from server to server.  I would really like to start with a fresh build but need to keep the point database in tack. 


I asked tech support if it is possible using some advanced secret technique to create PI tags and specify a PointID and RecNo but have been told it is impossible.


The only other idea I have it to only bring over the point database and not a full PI system.  Has anyone done this before?  I talked to some OSIsoft employees at vCampus Live and they said this should be possible but if we have any point level security it could cause issues because the users would not exist.  As far as I know our points are using default security so this shouldn't be an issue.


Has anyone done something like this before?  Any ideas?