CA Web Viewer 12.1 for USS Migrate v11.5 Windows Database


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These are the necessary instructions to migrate the OM WEB VIEWER V11.5 database currently running on a Windows platform to OM WEB VIEWER V12.1 running under Tomcat in USS using an external or Derby database.

An Export Utility is supplied with Web Viewer 12.1 in the util directory that connects to your 11.5 Web Viewer SQL Database and writes .XML files for import later into the Web Viewer 12.1 database. The export files are role and user and repository. Favorites are not migrated.  


Web Viewer 12.1 for USS
Web Viewer 12.1 for Windows
MS Windows
MS SLQ Server
Db2 Database


This utility does not currently run on USS. This utility must be run from Web Viewer as it requires Java and the classpath be set. It is not a standalone utility and as such could only be run on Windows if Web Viewer is also installed on Windows.

The workaround for this, is to do a minimum install of Web Viewer 12.1 on Windows.  You can install it on a PC or your current Web Viewer 11.5 server.  It will not conflict with Web Viewer 11.5.  I will only take a few minutes to do this.

Doing a minimum install of Web Viewer for Windows 12.1 on Windows:
  1. Extract the CAOMWV.exe file from your .iso install file you used to install Web Viewer on USS.  It is in the \InstData\Windows_x64\NoVM directory
  2. Put it on the Windows machine- the location does not matter.
  3. Right Click to start the install.
  4. Select the install icon and click OK
  5. Click Next
  6. Scroll down and accept the license and click Next. 
  7. Minimal Install is the default.  Click Next
  8. Click next to accept the path
  9. Produce war files is the default.  Click Next.
  10. Click Install
  11. Uncheck Launch configuration file and click Next
  12. Click Done.
  13. Locate the DVWEB Migration Tool executable in the C:\Program Files\CA\CA_OM_Web_Viewer\util directory and left click to start.
  14. Follow instructions in the our online manual -  Migrating from 11.0 or 11.5
  15. Uninstall Web Viewer 12.1 from Windows by running the uninstaller.exe from C:\Program Files\CA\CA_OM_Web_Viewer\uninstaller
  16. You will need to delete the Web Viewer install folder, CA_OM_Web_Viewer, after it completes from C:\Program Files\CA\