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Friday, August 22, 2008

Migration path for Portal 6.0.x to 6.1 ?

I was looking for information about what could be the effort to migrate from 5.1 to 6.1, compared to doing a two step approach (5.1 to 6.0.x, pause, 6.0.x to 6.1).

Actually, the second approach is for the moment not supported:

"Migration to IBM® WebSphere® Portal version 6.1 is being delivered in two phases. The first phase, available today, is migration from version 5.1 to 6.1. Migration from version 6.0 to 6.1, and of the Document Manager content, will be available in the near future."

"Full support for migration from WebSphere Portal version 6.0.1.x to 6.1 is not immediately available and will be provided pending final approval and release by IBM Quality Engineering. Instructions for migrating from version 6.0.1.x are therefore subject to change and will be revised as needed. For updated announcements regarding migration from WebSphere Portal version 6.0.1.x, check the page Migration Central for WebSphere Portal and Web Content Management."

More information here

To get some more information about the effort , I have also posted the question on the 6.1 forum: see


  • I now have the answer about the migration path from 6.0.x to 6.1: basically from a WPS point of view, it requires a side-by-side migration (so the effort is similar compare to migrating from 5.x to 6.0.x). One good news however is that WCM data does not need to be migrated again. The WCM JCR database can be reused 'as-is' (only a fix pack is required), and the new portal instance (6.1) can be connected to existing the 6.0.x WCM JCR database.
    Also IBM mentionned that this side-by-side approach is required for portal because some new important changes have been made in the WPS 6.1 datamodel compare to 6.0.x

    By Blogger Enguerrand SPINDLER, at August 27, 2008  

  • Could you do please stop calling WebSphere Portal "WPS". "WPS" is the abbreviation for WebSphere Process Server nowadays. WebSphere Portal is simply "WP".


    By Anonymous Mike, at September 07, 2008  

  • I'm new to Portal Administration. I need to upgrade WebSphere Portal Server v6.0 to v6.1. Can any one suggest me how to proceed with this?

    And also suggest me what are the necessary steps needs to be followed.


    By Blogger surya, at June 17, 2009  

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