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Seagate Info 7.0 to Crystal Enterprise 9.0 Migration Strategies

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The requirement is:

My client has all his reports  being managed through Seagate Info 7.0 .
Now they have purchased Crystal enterprise 9.0 and hence want to migrate.

Their database is Oracle.
they have around 375 reports and almost the same number of users.

I have been trying to plan their migration startegy but  am not able to lay my hands on related material.

Could you please throw some light on how do i go about this task.

Any related documents, expected bottle necks and workarounds would be of great help.

It would be very helpful if people can guide me in going about this migration project.

If anyone has prior experience in doing these sort of migrations please give me links on how you have approached,tackled and solved the issue on hand
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Question by:aquariansp
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by:aquariansp
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Hi all experts, kindly get back to the question i had posted at the earliest.

Every minute is crucial for me in preparation.

Thanks a million in advance

~aquariansp
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by:bhess1
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In this instance, the best resource will not be here, but the Crystal Decisions web site -- specifically, their user forums.

Looking around, I see this comment:

http://support.businessobjects.com/forums/message.asp?fid=258&sk=5&ps=25&pn=1&mid=116586

According to the comment, the migration path is pretty straightforward, as CE is a followon to S.I.
From the comment:

[Y]ou will use the Import Wizard to import your objects. I just upgraded a client from 7.5 to 10 last week. about 95% of 10,000 objects imported but beware no scheduled instances will import. You get a log file (see instructions for 8 on Crystal site for name and path) it will tell you what failed to import and what was successful.

Looks like it should be pretty straightforward.  However, I have not myself ever migrated from S.I., since I never worked anywhere with an instance of S.I.

Brendt
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Another useful document on the web is the documentation on the Enhanced Import Wizard for CE 8.5.  This functionality should also be in the CE9 import wizard, and it will show you what is needed to do the basic migration:

http://support.businessobjects.com/communityCS/TechnicalPapers/ce85_enhanced_import_wizard.pdf

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by:aquariansp
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Thanks bhess1.
I have gone thru the enhanced import wizard document couple of days back.It is quite useful.

But by any chance can you or anyone provide me some sort of a checklist which i should take care of for the migration to be successful and complete.

Being the first migration work we are taking up. slightly concerned about some hidden bottle necks.

But once again thanks a million.

~aquariansp
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