Migration from 800xa 5.0 SP2 to 800xa 6.0 Changes to 5.0 Aspects.
We have a customer that is in the planning stages of a 5.0 SP2 to 6.0 Upgrade. The upgrade will begin soon with new Servers to be staged within ABB and final site upgrade will occur later in the year.
The issue is once we get their 5.0 SP2 Backup and work on the Upgrade, at site they will continue to make changes on the 5.0 system. Things like Graphic Changes, PLC Connect Changes and AC800M Changes.
Reviewing the 800xa 5.0 SP2 to 6.0 Upgrade Manual it specifically says:
Do not make any configuration changes such as modifying displays, modifying or deleting objects as these changes made to the system will be lost from this point forward.
So this would simply mean Customer cannot make changes which for months would be difficult for the Customer. They will continue with changes even after we take the 800xa Backup.
It also states in the same manual:
The 800xA System import/export utility can be used to save 800xA System information one portion at a time. However, the 800xA System backup utility is the functional equivalent of exporting all 800xA System information at one time. The critical difference between these utilities is that individually exported portions of 800xA System information can be imported back into the original system or into a completely different system while backed up 800xA System information can only be used to restore a specific system on specific nodes.
This kind of suggests the Export Tool could be used to get these changes and bring them into the 6.0 System ?
Otherwise a Complete 800xa Backup and Restore would need to be performed again once System 6.0 was ready to be delivered. This requires Stopping and deleting the ready 6.0 system. Not the greatest thing to do.
1) Can we Export any changes in the 5.0 system and Import into new 800xa 6.0 system ?
2) Must we do a Backup/restore instead ?
They are also using the Infi90 and PowerNam Library as well. Will this be an issue with Export ?
What is the supported method ?
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