How should this be performed?
Is it a normal backup of PI though SMT and restore on the new system?
Can this be done with PI being on different versions?
Will the Point ID's match afterwards?
Would appreciate any advice.
For the PI Server move, you will essentially be following these instructions.
The move will be split into three parts:
The pre-move involves generating a new license activation file for the target computer, testing or confirming that your interfaces are buffering to prevent data loss, determining the new IP address or host name of the new machine, and backing up your current PI Data Archive.
The move itself will involve installing the same version of the PI Data Archive, preparing the source data archive for the move, copying the backup to the new machine, and verifying the functionality of the new machine.
Lastly, the post move will involve pointing all of your interfaces to the new PI Data archive machine. This step is not necessary if the IP address and host name is the same.
This video walks through an entire PI Server Migration and upgrade. I would recommend watching this video before performing the migration despite the fact that a lot of the software in the video is outdated.
If you use a backup of your current PI Data Archive, the Point IDs should be the same.
Thanks for the info, I thought the same.
Would it be possible to do the following on different versions 2014 - 2016:
Make the configurations of the two servers the same.
Take a tag export.
Copy files across.
Reattach the archives.
It needs to be a two-step process.
Retrieving data ...