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Backup vCSA vPostgres database, roles, permissions and restore data on new vCSA

With the latest update to vCSA 6.0 Update 1 I’ve got an undefined error when I use the WebClient (Update vCSA 6.0 to vCSA 6.0 Update 1). The VMware Support said that a certificate mismatch in “User Experience Program” caused that error, but could not solve it.

My first thought was, ok, then I install a new vCSA. But every one of you know that there are many things to consider and a lot of work to transfer all data, permissions, roles, rules etc… *not funny*

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Upgrade vCSA 5.5 to vCSA 6.0 fails with vPostgres firstboot error

In my previous posts I wrote about the upgrade of vCSA (vCenter Server Appliance) from version 5.5 to 6.0.
In all my lab testing the upgrade runs without any errors. On our production site I was doing the upgrade and the migration went fine until the new appliance boots for the first time.

The services start all until the vPostgres database starts. Something in the upgrade script gives back an error. Installation abort and I must boot the old vCSA 5.5.
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VMware closed my call, because of an unsupported way getting vCenter Server for Windows to the vCSA 5.5. Everything runs in the vCSA 5.5. The upgrade fails and with the migrated database there is no support.

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