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CES Moving Scenarios

In the life cycle of your Coveo implementation, you may encounter situations where you need to relocate Coveo Enterprise Search components. This topic provides procedures describing the main steps for a few relocation scenarios.

Important: When your Coveo implementation includes Mirror servers, contact Coveo Support for assistance before attempting to relocate CES components.

Moving CES to another hard disk drive on the same server

Example: The CES installation folder is presently C:\Program Files\Coveo Enterprise Search 7 and you want to move it to D:\Program Files\Coveo Enterprise Search 7 to respect your internal IT rules.

  1. From the original hard disk drive, make a backup of all the CES files that you have customized or added (see About Coveo Platform Folders and Key Files).

  2. Uninstall CES (see Modifying, Repairing, or Uninstalling CES Components) because you cannot have two instances of the same version of CES on one server.

  3. Reinstall CES, ensuring to click Custom in the Select Setup Type screen to be able to specify installing CES on the new hard disk drive (see Installing CES on the Master Server).

  4. Copy all the CES files that you have customized from the backup, and paste them at the appropriate locations in the new CES folders.

  5. If you also need to move the index from one hard disk drive to another, use one of the following methods:

    • Relocate the CES configuration folder and rebuild the index on the new hard disk drive (see Moving the CES Configuration Folder).

      This method implies copying a small amount of data but requires to fully crawl and re-index all repositories.

      OR

    • Relocate the complete index folder (see Moving the Index to a Different Hard Disk Drive).

      This method implies copying all index files but prevents having to crawl and re-index all repositories.

Moving CES to another server

Example: You started using Coveo on a server meeting the minimum requirements but as more users discover and adopt the Coveo solution, your server no longer has sufficient resources to respond to the demand. You install a more powerful server and want to move CES to this new server.

  1. Using an administrator account, connect to the new server.

  2. Install CES (see Installing CES on the Master Server).

  3. Stop the CES service (see Stopping the CES Service).

  4. Migrate the index from the original server to the new server using one of the following methods:

    • Relocate the CES configuration folder and rebuild the index on the new server (see Moving the CES Configuration Folder).

      This method implies copying a small amount of data but requires to fully crawl and re-index all repositories.

      OR

    • Relocate the complete index folder (see Moving the Index to Another Server).

      This method implies copying all index files but prevents having to crawl and re-index all repositories.

  5. On the original server, copy the CES files that you have customized or added (see About Coveo Platform Folders and Key Files).

  6. On the new server, paste the CES files at the appropriate locations in the new CES folders.

  7. Restart the CES service (see Starting the CES Service).

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