Restore ESX config to different build (5.5 -> 6)


I understand that vicfg-cfgbackup only supports backup / restore operations within the exact same build of ESX.

I have now a situation where I might have to restore a v 5.5 config onto a v6 server (which I guess I can "force" via the -f option). My question is simple: although this is not a supported action what are my odds ? it is a fairly basic config, nothing fancy. Is there a reasonable chance for this to work ? What I am looking for is "real life" experience...

(the whole question is about avoiding a 1200km roundtrip to the actual server room...)
Alexandre TakacsCTOAsked:
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
Sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn't and sometimes you end up with complete corruption!

if you have no choice it's worth the risk.

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Alexandre TakacsCTOAuthor Commented:
Ok... I guess will give it a try and report back
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