Migrating and upgrading the SpectroSERVER database from one system to another

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Article ID: 36073

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CA Spectrum

Issue/Introduction

This knowledge document discusses how to upgrade the SpectroSERVER database and migrate from one machine to another.

For example, you currently have Spectrum 10.3.x installed . You wish to upgrade to Spectrum 10.4.x and migrate from the current system to a new Red Hat Enterprise Linux system. 

 

Resolution

 

INSTRUCTIONS:

For upgrading and migrating the SpectroSERVER database from older to newer version, it is recommended to use the dbsavefile.SSdb method. The basic steps are as follows:

 

1. Create a SpectroSERVER database save on the existing system

2. If the database save file is compressed, uncompress the file

3. Rename the uncompressed database save file to dbsavefile.SSdb 

4. Create the $SPECROOT/SS directory on the new system 

5. Copy the dbsavefile.SSdb file to the $SPECROOT/SS on the new system 

6. Install Spectrum 10.4.x on the new  system into the $SPECROOT directory created in step 4

 

The Spectrum installation process looks for a file named dbsavefile.SSdb in the $SPECROOT/SS directory and if found, will upgrade the database at installation.