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Migrating from fos 5.3.2a to fos 7.1.1

I am in the process of swapping out my old brocade 3900's running fos 5.3.2a for 5300's running fos 7.1.1

I am looking for a way to get my aliases and zones from the old switches to the new. I believe the versions of fos are not compatible, so I can't just connect one of the new switches into my current san. Any ideas ?

 

Thanks,

Eric

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Registered: ‎12-30-2009

Re: Migrating from fos 5.3.2a to fos 7.1.1

run configupload from your old switch to an ftp/scp server.

edit the file in such way that it only contains the zoning informtion.

run configdownload on your new switch to get the edited file.

 

Although I've used this a couple of times on VF disable switches, I haven't tested it on VF enabled switches.

You may need to adjust for VF.

 

 

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Re: Migrating from fos 5.3.2a to fos 7.1.1

I tried with just the zoning data, was getting an error for corrupted file. So, I did in 3 steps. I deleted everything from the Zoning stanza

( for lack of a better term )on down from my new switch backup ( and saved it ), added the zoning data from the old switches by removing everything from the file but the Zoning stanza,  added it by cat >>, then added back into the file  everything I had removed.

 

Thanks for your reply,

Eric

 

p.s haven't gone live yet for the ultimate test, but looks good so far

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Registered: ‎12-30-2009

Re: Migrating from fos 5.3.2a to fos 7.1.1

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Tx for the feedback, I probably did it the same way as you described then.

Sorry for any inconvience, but glad you got it sorted.

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