How To - Upgrade From Legacy To NextGen Cornerstone MFT

How To - Upgrade From Legacy To NextGen Cornerstone MFT


How To: Upgrade From Legacy To NextGen Cornerstone MFT



Question

How can I upgrade from legacy Cornerstone MFT 2019 to Cornerstone MFT NextGen?


Reasoning

With the release of the Cornerstone MFT NextGen version, we would like to take advantage of the new features, added security, and keep our software up to date.


Answer

You can install and import your legacy configuration from your Cornerstone MFT 2019 to our new NextGen version while keeping all your legacy configurations intact. Your legacy Cornerstone MFT 2019 server will still be available but in a disabled state.


Pre-requisites

Cornerstone MFT 3675 (or the latest legacy version)

The Operating System (OS) must meet the System Requirements for Cornerstone MFT NextGen

At least 2GBs of disk space available for installation and backup of legacy configuration


Steps

I. Install Cornerstone MFT NextGen


  1. Run the Cornerstone MFT NextGen installerselect the language of choice and click OK


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  1. The installer wizard will begin in the selected language, please click Next


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  1. You will be presented with the License agreement, please review, and select the “I accept the agreement” option and click Next to proceed with the install


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  1. Please specify the install directory of where you want the Cornerstone MFT NextGen server to be installed and click Next. By default, they are stored under C:\Program Files\South River Technologies\SrxServer


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  1. The installer is now ready to perform the install of Cornerstone MFT NextGen. Click Next to commence the installation


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  1. The installation shouldn’t take too long (less than 5 minutes). Once it has completed, please click Finish


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  1. Navigate to the desktop, locate the new Cornerstone MFT Server shortcut and double click it to launch the web-based Admin UI
  2. The web browser will navigate you to the Admin UI login page and prompt you with the following Welcome window to create an initial Administrator account for Cornerstone MFT NextGen


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  1. Click “OK Lets Go! create the Cornerstone MFT NextGen administrator account and click “Create Initial Admin User”


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  1. This will create the admin account and log you into the new Cornerstone MFT NextGen Admin UI. This concludes the install portion of Cornerstone MFT NextGen. If you would like to add your legacy configuration, please follow on with the Import Legacy Configuration into NextGen.


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II. Import Legacy Configuration Into NextGen


  1. Open the Windows Command Prompt as an administrator
  2. In the Command Prompt, navigate to “C:\Program Files\South River Technologies\SrxServer” path.

NOTE: You must be in the above path before proceeding otherwise the import will not work



  1. Run the following command which will examine the legacy configuration to make sure there are no issues prior to importing it into NextGen


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  1. The upgrade check tool should return a result of “Success”. If so, you can run the following command to import all legacy server configuration



  1. Reboot the Windows Server
  2. Log into the Cornerstone Web-based Admin UI and you should now see your legacy servers


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