How can we migrate the EF Config tree to a different server while doing my AF migration? Do we need to configure the tree again manually?
If you are using PI Event Frame Generator (EFGen), it does not store configuration within the AF Server and stores its configuration within XML files local to the interface box. I would use recommend changing the XML configuration file. It should be either in program files (x86)/interfaces/PIEfgen or under programDAta/OSIsoft/Interfaces/EFgen. You will have to change the path to any referenced elements in the AF Server or AF Databases have changed names. You will also have to update the server and databases. You could do this all using the PI Event Frames Interface Manager, but it might be easier to use a text editor.
What exactly is the EF config tree. Also, what type of AF migration are you doing?
Dan, if you do not know what is "EF Config tree", then i guess you have never configured EFGEN
I would like to comment here and say that Dan was a Batch and Event Frame Product Specialist and Product Manager during his time at OSIsoft and would defer to his expertise in these matters. As far as I know there is no OSIsoft-coined terminology of "EF Config Tree".
Thanks Vince, My intentions was not to hurt anyone. I was just using OSI teminology as shown in the image below.
Two additional questions to Dan Fishman's.
What's the AF Server version and what is being used to generate the Event Frames?
We use pi tags to generate event frames. We have successfully migrated AF server and our database. The historical events are also migrated successfully. Only issue is the EF settings were not migrated. Are there any files that needs to be copied so that new EFGEN can have the same settings to generate events again in the new server. We didn't find any documentation for this. We finally had to redo all the EFGEN settings again in the new server.
Thanks for the clear explanation Dan Fishman !
I probably have configured it probably well over 100 times. I have taught classes on it and have migrated the structure from PI-Bagen to EFgen a number of times.Without any context it is very hard to know what "EF Config Tree" is since it is not a product name.
Sure Dan. Thanks for your help anyways. This was not a PIBAGEN to PIEF migration. My query was more on PIEF to PIEF config migration. Sebastian's response has really helped and resolved the issue.
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