Printing, Personal Computing and Mobile Boards Migrating to HP Support Forums
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Today we’ll be migrating all boards within the Printing and Digital Imaging, Desktops and Workstations, and Mobile categories to the HP Support Forums. Please see this post for full details on the migration, and how to get to your content.
I am curious to what other people experiences have been on how long it took them to go through all of the steps in the BSM Upgrade Wizard? It is taking a very long time to for us to go past the "Configuration Upgrade" step of the process.
Asking this question you will get a different reply from each person asked. After going through the upgrad process from bac to bsm a bunch of times now in different customer environments i can say that it has been different every time. Best case with a rather small deployment was approximately 48 hours with some minor fixing in the DB. Worst case was about 6 weeks with a ongoing support case and complex database problems. on a very high level i would recommend these things:
- run the pre upgrad tool and fix the issues. and i mean really fix them
- go thourgh the upgrade process on your test/integration environment. the test environment should be as similar as possible.
- DO NOT change anything on the DB side while working on the upgrade. means do not upgrade or patch the DB at the same time.
- make sure to have vaild backups for the DB and for the server (VMs).
Also i would recommend to read the documentation for the upgrade. Solid planning and documentation can be a big help here.