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How to move a Dollar Universe node to another server?


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CA Automic Dollar Universe


Sometimes a server needs to be recreated on a higher version of the OS, keeping the same hostname.
As a result, applications need to be moved/reinstalled as well. This is a high-level explanation on how to do so for a Dollar Universe node.

Some command line experience is assumed.


Dollar Universe installed in a Unix / Linux server.


Here is a brief description of the actions to move a node from server A to server B.

Action on old server A:

    1. Stop all queues on node and wait until jobs Complete or cancel those Running.
    2. Stop Dollar Universe
    3. Unregister the node (unims -unregister -login XXX -pwd XXX)
    4. Backup Dollar Universe folders containing data and log, /dollar_universe_path/data (data folder) and /dollar_universe_path/log (log folder), using tar command
    5. Copy the tar files to the server B or to a shared folder
    6. Stop Server or remove it from the network so that the hostname is resolved with server B.

Action on new server B:

    1. Install the node with same company name / node name / ports and folders without registering it to the UVMS
    2. Restore the previously backup (tar files) containing the data and log folders
    3. Register node (unims -register -mshost xxx -msport xxx -login admin -pwd xxx)
    4. Start the node

Additional Information

On Windows system, follow the same steps, taking consideration of the following changes and additional comments:

    1.  Compressed and archived files are in zip-format
    2.  Submission account must be created manually on the target host as described in the documentation:

Submission Account Details (

As this might be a complicated procedure for some, we advise to assistance from a Broadcom Partner on this operation.

The Broadcom Partner list is available here:

Find a Partner or Distributor (