I'm trying to upgrade BNA from 12.4.1 to 14.0.3 but it's eating up disk space like it's going out of fashion. We're running BNA on a VM and throwing more disk at it but currently we're at 520GB and it's still going. Our 12.4.1 DB was around 150GB - which I think is quite large, but even with all that extra disk it's still going. As I type there's 20GB free with no sign of it stopping.
I'm begining to think that the migration has got stuck somewhere - it's currently on the 'Data Migration' step.
Has anyone else experienced this or got any recommendations on a better way to proceed?
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Processor Core Count (including physical and logical cores)
(1 physical and 1 virtual)
(2 physical and 2 virtual)
(4 physical and 4 virtual)
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thanks for the response. We've done a lot of monitoring of the server and the specs we're running seem fine - 2vCPU and 8GB RAM. that isn't being touched at the moment during the upgrade.
the issue is disk space during the upgrade, it's just eating through LOADS of disk - currently at 370GB and counting.
I did read somewhere in the the release notes that only a migration from a partitial uninstall is possible (which I haven't done btw) but I would have thought it would flag that as an issue - given the fact it refuses to migrate data from other scenerios. To be honest the install and migration guide is a bit of a mine field due to all the possible combinations that you can have so I did find myself having conflicting plans.
any further updates would be much appreciated as I'm reluctant to throw more disk at it
is this a VM Instalation ?
and, is the \Backup folder - is most probable the issue - on the same Disk as the BNA Installation Folder ?
here is a DOC for Upgrade Step-by-Step
If you are not able to Upgrade to from 12.4.1 to 14, I would suggest first to Start a upgrade to 12.4.4
Thanks for the response,
yes it's a VM installation - never had a problem with the CPU and RAM specs.
I have pretty much followed that guide anyway on my upgrade - apart from I'm installing to a data Drive E. It's still on your 'Figure 6' - Migration. I'm fully expecting it to eat all of the disk I've given it and fail again (although disk consumption has slowed down a fair bit this afternoon).
I'll try what you suggest and upgrade to 12.4.4 if this doesnt't work and then go to 14.0.1 and then 14.0.3.
do you know if I need to do a partial uninstall like the Brocade manual suggests?
it is not a issue related to RAM or Disk space, that not a question.
\Backup folder shold be reside on different disk
do you mean the
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the backup Folder should reside on Different Disk
our backups are configured to go to a UNC path on the network, but I think it still backs it up locally first (I think?)
post please a screen-shot from BNA install folder with subfolder tree.
hang on a minute! 8 hours and 600GB later and it's moved on...
It's now gone through all the licensing steps and is on the start server step... fingers crossed
just as an update this is all working now - just took ages! I've got another question about the databases that I'll put a new post in for