08-26-2011 03:08 PM - edited 08-26-2011 03:11 PM
Using two PPC macs (a G5 running 10.5 and an old eMac running 10.4 for Classic apps) at home. Presently running Sophos 7.3.1 on both.
Our company requires us to stop accessing the company based update server for Sophos on the Mac. I would rather not uninstall the current applications since they are running well and do not cause problems.
Can I point the present Primary Server and Secondary Server at a download server? What is the address to point to?
Can I register the present installations? If so, how/where?
The other thing. I don't want to delete the current installation because I have over seven years of history with the present installation of Sophos.
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08-29-2011 09:04 AM
My best guess is that, no, you can't. Sophos AV Home has the Sophos servers, user and password hard coded in it.
Basically we are speaking of two different programs using the same engine.
I have to say, thou, that I'm scratching my head about how useful it really is to keep 7 years of logs/history, personally, I wouldn't mind dumping the whole history, but that's just me.
08-29-2011 11:47 AM
Just a reminder: the logs are stored in log files, and if I recall correctly, they don't get removed when you uninstall SAV.
Since the logs are stored in the same location for SAV Enterprise 7 and SAV HE 7 (~/Library/Logs/Sophos Anti-Virus/Scans/ and /Library/Logs/Sophos Anti-Virus.log) it seems to me you should be able to switch over without too much fuss.
Try making a Time Machine backup first; you can always restore these log files (and anything else) from it after the uninstall/reinstall if the uninstaller removes something you wanted to keep.
There is, however, no simple upgrade/migration from one product to the other; you'll have different servers and different username/password, and the product is subtly different (you'll have to do scheduled scans via the applescript hint on here, for example, and the HE product doesn't work with SEC).