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Before you migrate the Controller, back up the Controller and the Platform Administration Application database. See Controller Data Backup and Restore for more information. 

You need to acquire new license files for the new Controller hardware since licenses are tied to the machine MAC addresses. Send the MAC addresses to salesops@appdynamics.com and request new license file or two new files if upgrading to an HA pair.

Migrate by Copying the Data Directory


  1. Install the Controller on the new machine.
  2. Apply the license for the new machine. See Before Starting for more information. 
  3. Stop the new Controller with the following command: bin/stopController.sh. 
  4. Remove all files and directory from the new Controller's data directory, <controller_home>/db/data, except the following:
    • mysql
    • performance_schema