Migrating data from ArcGIS Enterprise 10.6 to 10.7.1

08-20-2019 10:43 AM
New Contributor II

Is there anyone who had migrated ArcGIS Enterprise data from one version of software packages to another. We are trying to migrate the data from ArcGIS Enterprise 10.6 to 10.7.1. Any help will be appreciated.



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Tsering Shawa‌, Have a look at the Esri help document: Link

Below is an extract.

1. You start by backing up your existing ArcGIS Enterprise using the following tools:

  • "In ArcGIS Enterprise portal: Use the webgisdr utility to back up your deployment. Back up any customizations you've configured for your portal, such as properties modified in config.js; any extensions you've added for Operations Dashboard and Web AppBuilder; and the arcgisportal content directory folder.

2." Perform the upgrade steps for each ArcGIS Enterprise software component in the following order:

  1. Upgrade Portal for ArcGIS
  2. Upgrade ArcGIS Web Adaptor (for Portal)
  3. Upgrade the ArcGIS Server site serving as the portal's hosting server
    If you had previously registered an enterprise geodatabase as a managed database for your hosting server, complete the following additional steps on the hosting server:
    1. Sign in to Server Manager, navigate to Site > Data Stores.
    2. In the Data Stores list, select the enterprise database you have registered as a managed database.
    3. Click Edit.
    4. Under Type, deselect (disable) the check box for Managed database.
    5. Click Save.
  4. Upgrade ArcGIS Web Adaptor (for Server)
  5. Upgrade ArcGIS Data Store (upgrade primary first, then stand-by)
  6. Upgrade any additional ArcGIS Server sites "
Shelley Schott
Senior Consultant, Esri Australia
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Thanks for reaching out to me.

We worked with the Esri ArcGIS Enterprise tech support in upgrading our ArcGIS Enterprise from 10.6 to 10.7.1. We managed to upgrade the Portal, both web adapters, and the server, but failed to upgrade Data Store. We got a message saying the Database upgrade failed. The tech support suggested that we create a new VM, install ArcGIS Enterprise 10.7.1, and move the content from the production server (where the ArcGIS Enterprise 10.6 was installed) to the ArcGIS Enterprise 10.7.1. Once that is done and everything looks good, then we can uninstall 10.6, reinstall 10.7.1, and move content to the production server.

I thought of using Export Site and Import Site options in ....portal/portaladmin or the Webgisdr tool but I was told by another Esri tech support who was trying to help us migrate data we can't do this. In order to use those tools we need to have the same version of ArcGIS Enterprise which we don't have right now. What options do we have now?



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