This section is designed to assist administrators or users who are tasked with upgrading or migrating from an existing Transfer CFT version to Transfer CFT 3.6.

The Transfer CFT versions that are available to migrate include 2.4, 2.7, 3.0.1 and 3.1.3.

Note If you are migrating from a previous version of Transfer CFT, be sure to check the Release Notes for new features as well as deprecated features and supported platforms per release.

Migrate, update, and upgrade

About updates

An update brings Transfer CFT up-to-date with a patch or service pack offering fixes and minor enhancements. For example, you can update a Transfer CFT 3.1.3 SP3 to Transfer CFT 3.1.3 SP8.

Migration options

The following methods are available for updating your Transfer CFT product version.

  • Upgrade (existing)
  • Manual migration

About upgrades

An upgrade is the process of updating to a newer, enhanced version of the software.

For more information, go to Manually upgrade Transfer CFT  or Manually upgrade a Transfer CFT 3.0.1 or 3.1.3 multi-node installation.

This mode has the following advantages:

  • Allows you to update in the same location
  • You can perform this upgrade yet still revert to the previous state if needed
  • Scripts and APIs remain intact and only require a recompilation for the APIs

About migrations

A migration means that an initial Transfer CFT is installed in a directory that is not removed or overwritten by the procedure.

This mode has the following advantages:

  • The new installation occurs in a new location, and the existing configuration in the existing Transfer CFT environment is not affected
  • You can choose to use either of the versions, if needed, in case of an issue with one of the installations
Note Configuration and data, such as the catalog, are in two separate locations and data are not shared.

This mode has the following restriction:

  • You must copy scripts and APIs from the previous version to the new installation.

About manual migrations

The manual migration procedure, used to migrate an existing Transfer CFT to Transfer CFT 3.6, is described in this document.

The general procedure for migrating from a previous version of Transfer CFT to Transfer CFT 3.6 is:

  1. Export existing information from the previous version. Details vary depending on the existing Transfer CFT version.
  2. Import the exported information into Transfer CFT 3.6.

This mode has the following advantages:

  • Because it is manual, you can customize as needed.
  • You can manually migrate from versions older than version 2.7.x.

Check product details

You can use the display command to check the version, or product details prior to updating.

The display command lists Transfer CFT product information.

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  • More information

    If you encounter issues when migrating Transfer CFT, contact Axway Sphere at support.axway.com.

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