tks for the reply.
"The simplest way would be to just setup Alfresco on the other server, export the schema from the current server and import it on the new one. "
I think it should be just install Alfresco application tier on other box, then in the data connection setup, just point to the existing server's postgreSQL, this is it?
btw, is Alfresoc 5.0 still downloadable? may I know where is it ?
Then we start to upgrade the Alfresco from 5.0 to 5.2, then 5.2 to 7.0, this approach both Alfresco applicatoin tier and PostgreSQL in the old box will be upgraded ?
can I simply , as we are uising Alfresco 5.0, then we setup Alfresco 7.0 on the new VM box, and point it to the old box which has the existing PostfreSQL , then the installation see the old postgreSQL it will upgrade to the updated PostgreSQL version ?
"Also, copy the alf_data/contentstore over to the new server. The approach to exporting / importing depends on the database being used (lookup the appropriate documentation) "
This is not about PosdgreSQL, it is about Alfresco tier ? what is alf_data/contentstore for ?
"- if you have used the default Alfresco installer you will be dealing with PostgreSQL which provides the tools pgdump/pgrestore for export/import."
we have used the default alfresco installer, you mean if we setup alfresco on the new BOX it will install updated version of PostgreSQL on the new box too and we can use pgdump/pgrestore to backup and restore content from old PostgreSQL on the old box to new PostgreSQL on the nex box ?
in this case , AFTER pgrestore, all old postgreSQL content will be UPGRADED to new PostgreSQL structure?