Moving Business Objects 11

I am wanting to get BO off some old Windows 2000 Pro Machine to an XP virtual machine. The reason behind this is a ODBC connection from that machine to the cisco sql server wont connect and two we need to get it off that machine at some point. The original person who set that up is no longer with the company and not a single person knows how to move that thing. I have already setup XP and installed BO 11 and there were no issues.

Now to try and mirror the settings from the old machine to the new is giving me a headache :) Looking over ODBC connections and SQL setups is the problem I am having. I would like to think that copying over SQL information from the old to the new things might work but I have to tell the new configuration where this stuff is I guess.

Could anyone assist with a move?
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Kurt ReinhardtSr. Business Intelligence Consultant/ArchitectCommented:
I'm a little confused.  You're having issues with ODBC connecting from the old machine to the Cisco database.  Have you identified the cause of the error?

In general, moving to a new server isn't all that difficult:

1)  Install BusinessObjects Enterprise XI on the new machine
2)  Create the same printer and database connections that existed on the previous machine
3)  Configure any other settings you need, such as AD administration, IIS, Tomcat, etc...
4)  Use the import wizard to import data from the old machine to the new machine
5)  Test reports, permissions, scheduled jobs, etc...
6)  Once testing has been successfully completed and any final tweaks have been made, turn off the old machine and disseminate the new URL to your users

In your case, it sounds like the primary issue is figuring out your SQL connectivity issues. Are you getting any specific error messages?  Can you successfully login from elsewhere?

~Kurt
stlhostAuthor Commented:
It turned out the user accessing the database needed admin rights on the cisco server. At the time I was frustrating and looking to just move the entire thing because it is running on an old computer anyways but it turned out to be something simple anyways. I had forgot about this post.

Thank you for your time.

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