How to prepare your LANDESK database for upgrade testing

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    Operation for backing up and restoring a database for testing

     

    Proper testing of the database upgrade of your database a critically important step in avoiding downtime of your LANDESK environment, we have prepared this document in order to help you backup and restore an upgradable copy or your database for the purposes of this testing.

     

    1. Prepare a new core server using the same OS that the production Core Server will use.  A virtual machine would be ideal.
    2. See DOC-7285 for complete information on Core Server preparation and setup.
    3. Right click on the LANDESK Production database, and then choose “Copy Database”.
    4. Click “Next”.
    5. In the field labeled “Source server:” type “localhost”.  (Without the quotation marks.)
    6. Choose “Use SQL Server Authentication”, use the same user and credentials that is used for Core Server access to the database.
    7. Click “Next”.
    8. In the field labeled “Source server:” type “localhost”.  (Without the quotation marks.)
    9. Choose “Use SQL Server Authentication”, use the same user and credentials that is used for Core Server access to the database.
    10. Click “Next”.
    11. Choose “Use the SQL Management Object method” by placing the mark in the radial button.
    12. Click “Next”.
    13. Ensure the LANDESK Production Database is selected.
    14. Click “Next”.
    15. Choose a unique name for the new database in the “Destination database:” field.
    16. Ensure a proper destination for the database files is selected.
    17. Click “Next”.
    18. Click “Next”.
    19. Place the mark in the “Run immediately” radial button.
    20. Click “Next”.
    21. Click “Finish”.

     

    Once you have backed up your database you can complete the installation and upgrade of the Database.  Proper testing if your database will help avoid unexpected downtime for your server.

     

    Attached to this article is a document showing the entire operation.