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Upgrading from 3.1 to 4.1

Hi All,

I am going to upgrading from 3.1 to 4.1 soon. I wanted to know the best practices from your experiences?

My questions were:

1- After i install the new 4.1 on new hardware. I use Upgrade Management Tool to move my access levels, users, groups, folders, reports, universes, connections. Correct? What services need to be running when i move my contents? Can i turn some services off to make the process fast? Also what best practices would you suggest when moving the contents? Move everything in one shot or do one category at a time?

2- What contents are movable and what are not, and need to be recreated in 4.1?

3- Can i point the 4.1 CMS db to the same as 3.1 CMS db? Or do we need a brand new CMS db for 4.1?

4- What other things i need to know when upgrading from 3.1 to 4x versions?

5- Lastly, if we want to upgrade from 4.0 to 4.1 do we just simply apply the 4.1 SPx on the environment? Or do a full install of 4.1 on top of 4.0?

Thank you for your inputs.

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