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Use Cases and Operations for CommCell Migration

The following table displays the support for use cases and corresponding operations to perform CommCell migration.

Use Case

Operation

Support (Yes/No)

Comment

Consolidate multiple CommCells that are already running into an existing CommCell.

Merging CommCells

Yes

Consider this operation to move many clients between CommCells for business or organizational reasons. To move a small number of clients, consider re-installing to a new CommServe instead. We provide authorization code with discretion.

Merge clients into a new CommCell to decommission the old CommCell or to move to new hardware.

Moving CommCells

No

Follow standard procedures for hardware migrations. For instructions, see CommServe Hardware Refresh: Overview.

Move CommCell configurations from one CommCell to another.

Move CommCell configurations

Yes

Consider this operation to move subclient policies, schedule policies, users and user groups, alerts and media locations.

Perform permanent migration of clients to associate the clients to another CommCell. This process involves permanently moving the metadata records associated with these clients.

Permanent migration of clients

Yes

Consider this operation when computers are relocated or for load balancing reasons.

Perform temporary migration of clients to another CommCell. The clients and configuration settings that are temporarily migrated exist in the source CommCell and destination CommCell. The properties and associations of clients and configurations in the destination CommCell exist as in the source CommCell.

Temporary migration of clients

Yes

Consider this operation to free space on the source CommCell, to perform maintenance operation on a source server, or when a copy of the client metadata on one (source) CommCell is to be maintained on another (destination) CommCell also.

Split CommCells into more than one CommCell for business or organizational reasons.

Splitting CommCells

Yes

Consider this operation to move many clients between CommCells for business or organizational reasons like maintaining separate CommCell for each department, location or team. To move a small number of clients, consider re-installing to a new CommServe instead. We provide authorization code with discretion.

Split or merge clients into another CommCell to reduce licensing counts, or balance license/capacity usage.

Balance Licensing Counts

No

Configure a Licensing Server to manage licenses across multiple CommCells. Apply new licenses to convert between licensing packages. For more information, see License Administration.

Split or merge clients into another CommCell to change CSID, or change Licensing solution.

Convert to new CSID or License Package

No

Apply new licenses to convert Licensing solutions. For more information, see License Administration.

Recover metadata for accidentally deleted clients, storage policies, or other entities.

Recover Deleted Data

Yes

Consider this operation only when the data is confirmed recoverable beforehand.

Perform scheduled metadata transfers between CommCells to monitor job based data between cells.

Set up Global Repository Cell (GRC)

Yes

Consider this operation for GRC solutions.

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