How do you migrate application silos from onfarm to another?
Posted on 2010-01-12
I have been handed the task of migrating all published apps and content from an old (and dying) single server 3.0 farm to a multi-server 4.5 farm. By the way, all the content is in the prod environment and considered mission critical.
Upon doing some research, I found a pdf on Citrix's site called "Technical Guide to Upgrading or Migrating to Citrix Presentation Server Feature Pack 1". On page 12, it states "When a farm migration is chosen, Web Interface can be effective in bridging the new farm and the old
farm so that the transition is seamless to users. Either of the following approaches can be considered:
" Migrate entire application silos during a single outage window."
My questions is how do you migrate the application silo? It mentions a FarmAppUtil tool, but I don't know if this will do it. I cannot find any other commands to do this. This document makes it sound like I can link the two farms and migrate the apps from one to another. Is this correct? If so, how do I do it? If not, is there a way to do it? I have alomost 100 published apps on this single server that i need to move. Some being older proprietary SW that I might have trouble finding media for.