This is step 1 of performing a major upgrade from Enterprise Server 7 to Enterprise Server 9.2 or higher. (See a list of all steps)
Purpose of this step
Create a backup of your system to ensure that no files are lost should anything go wrong during the upgrade process.
Steps to follow
Step 1. Create a complete dump or backup of your existing Enterprise database.
Step 2. Create a complete backup of the FileStore folder.
- Mac OS X/Linux: /FileStore
- Windows: c:\FileStore
Step 3. (Optional, only needed when modifications have been made to the Enterprise code — for example customization work to integrate Enterprise with 3rd-party applications.) Create a backup of the complete Enterprise directory.
The location is dependent on the system and HTTP Server used (Apache/IIS), but the directory should normally be in one of the following locations:
- Mac OS X: /Library/WebServer/Documents
- Windows: c:\inetpub\wwwroot
- Linux: /var/www/html
Note: Leave the old Enterprise folder in place. (In most production environments, the new Enterprise server is initially installed next to the existing server so that the new setup can be tested before it is made live.)
Step 4. (Optional, only if you have not performed step 3.) Create a backup of the Enterprise configuration files.