This article guides you on how to move out GFI LanGuard to a new machine and retain previous configuration settings.
GFI LanGuard Migration process is straightforward - install LanGuard on the new server and transfer the configuration. Yet keep in mind - when performing a Migration from one server to another, the best option is to have the systems on the same version of the GFI LanGuard console (installed in both environments).
This means that when migration is combined with an Upgrade, there are two options:
- installing an older version on the new server and then performing an in-place upgrade
- upgrading the old server, installing fresh on the new server, and transferring the settings
If you are interested in the upgrade process, refer to the Upgrading GFI LanGuard article, and the Migration process steps are described below.
- Export the configurations. For more information, refer to the Importing and Exporting GFI LanGuard Settings article.
Install GFI LanGuard on the new machine.
Note: It is strongly recommended to disable any antivirus or scanning programs when installing LanGuard.
- On the new GFI LanGuard instance, verify Antivirus exclusions.
Copy the Installation ID file from the old instance to the new installation, replacing it:
C:\Program Files (x86)\GFI\Languard 12 Agent\crmini.xml
Note: This is important, the Installation ID is referenced in the database backend queries.
- In the console of the new installation of the GFI LanGuard, import the previously backed up/exported configuration file.
Connect the GFI LanGuard to the same SQL Server backend. If the SQL database is on the original installation and you want to move it to the new installation as well, you might need to install MS SQL Server on the new installation and move the existing database to the new server.
Note: The SQL backend database contains the majority of the configuration information, including agent and computer details.
NOTE: If you intend to use the Repository present on the old GFI LanGuard instance, it may be necessary to copy the Repository directory to the new instance. To check the configured Repository path, open the GFI LanGuard console and go to Configuration -> Software Updates -> Patch Auto-Download -> click on Here link -> click Patch Repository tab.
Launch the GFI LanGuard console, verify whether Dashboard, Computer Tree, and the Configuration tabs contain the information you expect, check random Agent properties, run a quick manual scan.