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It's possible to migrate withoult archive conversion.
Try to install the same old version of PI Data Archive 3.4.380 on your new machine, using the same path for PI System Folder. Generate license file for this machine. Start the new server once. Check if it works. Stop the server.
Copy all files from DAT data folder from old machine except old license file, you may check BIN\pipeschd.bat if changed from default.
Copy all archives to exactly the same drive and path on new machine.
Start the new PI Data Archive.
If you are lucky, you will see all your tags with all history on the new machine.
Then reconfigure all Interfaces and all Clients
... Other details depend on your particular configuration, maybe there are some other services running that should be migrated, PI AFLink should be reconfigured etc.
Upgrade the new PI Data Archive to the current version.
Thanks for the responce.
I was going through the KB article below and it looks like you are talking about the same.Can you please confirm.
I have to setup the new PI 2016 server in Win2016 windows system.
Since PI Version 3.4.380.36 is not compatible in Win2016 ,I wont be able to proceed with the steps told above to install the PI Version 3.4.380.36 version and then upgrade to PI 2016 on the new machine.
I think the only way forward now is to setup a fresh PI 2016 installation and then create PI tags and move archive using Point id conversion from old to new server.
Any other suggestions?
My suggestion on this is follow below steps -
1. Install existing version of PI software (In your case PI 3.4.380.36) into your new Win2016 OS machine.
2. Migrate (Move) all archives and configuration into your new machine
3. Upgrade PI system with 2010 PI version - 2010 SP1 (3.4.385.77)
4. 2nd Upgrade to 2017 or latest software to be used
As per my knowledge above things should work. Pointid and all other steps are longer than this process.
Thanks for the response.
The PI version is not supported with Win2016
Supported Operating Systems
For production environments, the PI Server 3.4.380 SP1 is supported on the following server operating systems from Microsoft:
Windows Server 2003 and 2003 R2, SP2 and above (x86, x64)*
o all editions
Windows Server 2008, SP2 and above (x86, x64**)
o all editions; in Full installation only
Windows Server 2008 R2, SP1 or above recommended (x64**)
o all editions; in both Full and Core installations
Hence the reason to setup fresh PI2016R2 in win2016 system.
Also the PI system has only 2k tags and 25GB archives so data migration wont take much time.
Please let me know your thoughts.
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