800XA ver 5.0 to 5.1 upgradation problem.
I am stuck here in a smaal issu that previously we have used 800XA ver 5.0 for a plant but during license renewal ABB has sent us license of ver 5.1,in addition ver 5.0 license are not available as per ABB,so kindly suggest me what to do , I mean that wat changes i have to do with that ver 5.0 backup,means how to first upgrade the 5.0 to 5.1 as the previous back was made in PLC connect platform.
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First of all try to get 5.0 License and incase you are not getting it from the sales support team which you confirm once again otherwise its quite a task.
There is a lot of difference between 5.0 and 5.1 and it is a very lengthy process to do it.
You have to do a complete system upgrade and that has to be done by taking the shutdown of the plant and it is entirely taken by ABB as a different project.
You will have to go through a series of roll ups and if graphics are in VB in previous system then you have to convert all in PG2 as VB is not available in 5.1.
Hope this will help you
Sumit, First of all very thankful for your response,the situationis that we have been provided ver.5.1 license and as the system is currently runinng , time will be a crucial factor so we decided to go with ver 5.1 license to upgrade the system,for this reason i was asking you the neccesary procedures to follow while upgradation as the upgradation will be done ijnplc connect platform.
Perhaps you can refer to this document 3BSE067861 System 800xA 5.1 FP1 Demo Installation using backup files.
But in general, this is what you do:
-Software Upgrade from 5.0 to 5.1
-Restore the Backup files (refer to doc above)