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How to migrate the Policy Manager Server to the new Windows Server?

Issue:

How to migrate the F-Secure Policy Manager Server to the new Windows Server?

Resolution:

If you want to keep the DNS name, just move h2db to the new host, stop the old host and start the new one.
 
If you change the DNS name of the server, you must follow the instructions below: 
Please read the following instructions completely before you start working on the server.

Create a backup of the PMS:

1. Stop the Policy Manager Server service.
2. Back up the directory <F-Secure Installation Folder> \ Management Server 5 \ data \ h2db>.
3. Restart the Policy Manager Server service.

Now perform the installation on the new server.
The current installation file can be found on our website: https://www.f-secure.com/en/web/business_global/downloads/policy-manager

Note: To avoid the communication issues, use exactly the same ports by the installation like for the old F-Secure  Policy Manager Server.

To restore secured Policy Manager data:

1. Stop the Policy Manager Server service.
2. Copy the backup to the <F-Secure Installation Folder> \ Management Server 5 \ data \ h2db> directory to the correct location.
3. Restart the Policy Manager Server service.
 
After the installation is complete, the new F-Secure Policy Manager Server has the complete domain structure, including the settings.

After logging into the old server using the Policy Manager Console, enter the address of the new Policy Manager Server <F-Secure Management Agent / Data Communication / Protocols / HTTP / Management Server Address>  and distribute the policies for all your policy domain.

Now all clients will connect the new server.
Once all clients are connected without errors with the new Policy Manager Server, you can turn off the old one.


The procedure is also discussed in the following community article:
https://community.f-secure.com/t5/Business/i-need-to-move-policy-manager-to/m-p/13961

Article no: 000002290

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