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anthony2k17
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Migrate gateway to new server - best practices?

Hi, we need to migrate our Enterprise gateway from a development VM to a dedicated new gateway VM. What is the best process for this?

 

We already have live users using the existing gateway with several reports / dashbaords so need to be as prepared as possible to minimize downtime. Ideally we want to avoid having to republish reports etc.

 

I believe we do have the recovery key if/when needed.

 

 

 

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@anthony2k17 All you should need to do is install a new gateway on the new VM and use the recovery key and the gateway will pick up the load of everything using it in the Service.


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HI @anthony2k17,

 

I agree with Eno1978's point of view, re-install and sign in the original gateway is the simply method to migrate gateway.

In addition, you can also install a new gateway in that server, then add original data sources to this gateway.

After these steps, you can choose to use which gateway to refresh.

 

Regards,

Xiaoxin Sheng

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Hi Xiaoxin,

 

Is there any easy way to copy the existing data sources then restore them to the new gateway?

 

Thanks,

Gary

I wouldn't classify it as "easy," but using PowerShell you can automate the process:

 

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/rest/api/power-bi/gateways/createdatasource

 

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@anthony2k17 All you should need to do is install a new gateway on the new VM and use the recovery key and the gateway will pick up the load of everything using it in the Service.


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Thanks for this. Completed this today and it worked as you suggested it would.

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