Update and Migration Handbook

About this document

March 2013

This handbook provides an overview of various considerations involved in upgrading or migrating a Google Search Appliance (GSA).

The recommendations and information in this document were gathered through our work with a variety of clients and environments in the field. We thank our customers and partners for sharing their experiences and insights.

What’s covered This handbook contains definitions of different types of GSA releases and best practices for applying an upgrade to a GSA or performing a migration from one GSA to another. This handbook does not cover the process of upgrading or migrating GSA Connectors from one version to another.
Primary audience Solution architects, technical architects and GSA administrators working on the design of an enterprise search solution or performing administration of the Google Search Appliance.
IT environment Multiple GSA deployment architectures.
Deployment phases Updating to a new software version and migrating from one GSA to another.
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