Plan, Plan and More Planning as the others have basically said. Verify with
your Vendors that their apps are 7.1 compliant and run the Anzobjcnv
process until it is clean or you completely understand what will or won't
convert to 7.1 and if it won't, can you abandon that program/app or do you
need to replace / upgrade it either before or just after the upgrade.

Upgrading the Old system to 7.1 has its risks, but they are manageable.
Leaving the 5.4 box alone and moving everything to the 7.1 also needs very
careful plan and care so you don't down level OS objects in places like
QGPL, QUSRSYS etec as well as the IFS. 2 advantages I see of 'moving
things' to the new box and not up grading. #1 Great time to Clean House and
leave crap behind you don't need any more. #2 You be able to get to the
point of refreshing your data files to go live, This should be much shorter
downtime in theory than Upgrade to 7.1 and then later Save/Restore 21 to
move the the new box.

On Wed, Oct 31, 2012 at 8:53 AM, Billy Waters <bwaters@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>wrote:

We are in the planning stage of migrating from V5r4 to V7.x loaded to a
new server. Is anyone willing to share their time line related to testing
this process? My boss is under the impression we can do this "cutover" over
the weekend without any prior testing on the new server / OS. Thanks in
advance for your assistance.
Billy Waters

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