Requirements for Using the Migration Tool
In order to use the Migration Tool you must meet the following requirements:
•During the migration, the version and build number of Security Controls that is on your target console must be the same as the version and build number that is on your existing console.
For example, you can migrate from version 9.4.34268 to 9.4.34268 but not from 9.4.34105 to 9.4.34268. You can upgrade to a newer version after you migrate to a new machine.
•The Microsoft SQL Server version used by the new console must be equal to or later than the current version
For example, you can move from SQL Server 2014 to SQL Server 2016 but you cannot move from SQL Server 2016 to SQL Server 2014.
•The target machine must be using one of the following 64-bit operating systems:
•Windows Server 2019 Family, excluding Server Core and Nano Server
•Windows Server 2016 Family, excluding Server Core and Nano Server
•Windows Server 2012 Family R2 Cumulative Update 1 or later, excluding Server Core
•Windows Server 2012 Family, excluding Server Core
•Windows Server 2008 Family R2 SP1 or later, excluding Server Core
•Windows 10 Pro, Enterprise or Education Edition
•Windows 8.1 Cumulative Update 1 or later, excluding Windows RT
•You must have 20 GB or more free disk space to hold the backup archive files
The backup archive file can be written to either the local hard drive or to a network drive.
•The Migration Tool requires a certain amount of temporary disk space during the backup process. If the hard drive on your existing console is nearly full, you may need to change the location of your System Temp folder. For information on how to do this, see the community site.