ShafiqulHaque
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Avamar 6.x to 7.x Upgrade Path?

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We are currently on Avamar 6.1.1-87 and we are planning to upgrade to 7.x and I would like to know...

1. What is the latest stable version of Avamar 7.x?

2. What is the recommended upgrade path from 6.1.1-87 to that 7.x?

All of our devices are Gen4 or an AVE.

If my questions are answered by a published document, then a link will be very helpful. (I looked thru the 7.x documents but did not see any doc clearly giving me answers to my questions. ...but I may have overlooked something!)

Thanks in advance!

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carlos.alfaro
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Re: Avamar 6.x to 7.x Upgrade Path?

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Hello, please review this document:

https://support.emc.com/docu59471

Version 7.1.2-21 is a great choice,

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carlos.alfaro
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Re: Avamar 6.x to 7.x Upgrade Path?

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Hello, please review this document:

https://support.emc.com/docu59471

Version 7.1.2-21 is a great choice,

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Re: Avamar 6.x to 7.x Upgrade Path?

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7.2.0-401 has a couple of issues not sure if they are fixed in the next one.

1) restore by date, when changing the month you are viewing it does not refresh and highlight the days that have backups (scares you the first time) but a manual refresh shows the highlights

2) windows cluster setup - the "New" cluster setup does not work, I had to go back to my previous version for the clusters.

(just the client install files, having the grid at 7.2.0-401 works with the old version of the cluster setups)

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ShafiqulHaque
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Re: Avamar 6.x to 7.x Upgrade Path?

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Thank you for your replies.

Carlos Alfaro, your suggested document provided the answers to my questions and helped us decide correctly to go forward. Thanks!

Ans1. The stable releases of each version are in document https://support.emc.com/docu59471/.

Ans2. The Avamar Compatibility Guide (http://compatibility.emc.com:8080/compGuideapp/Avamar7.1.jsp) helped me to see that the single upgrade path from 6.1.1 to 7.x is 7.1. (To go to 7.2 (or to 7.3), we have to upgrade in two steps.)

Thank you!