How to Perform In-Place Upgrades

This section contains the folowing topics:
This section contains the folowing topics:
How to Perform In-Place Upgrades
If you have 
 data that you want to preserve, perform an 
 upgrade. An in-place upgrade installs a new version of 
 on an earlier version in the same system and directory. In-place upgrades do not require a database migration. For an upgrade that changes the server platform and requires data migration, see Migrate and Upgrade on Windows or Migrate and Upgrade on Linux and Solaris.
To perform an in-place upgrade
  1. Complete all preupgrade tasks.
  2. Install 
     on top of an earlier version of 
  3. This section provides procedures to upgrade from a backlevel version, to upgrade in a fault-tolerant environment, and to upgrade in an environment that lacks fault tolerance.
Additional steps are required for preserving the
databases and upgradeable components that are part of the older version.
Preserve the Existing 
You can preserve an existing 
 database before performing an in-place upgrade.
Follow these steps:
  1. Verify that the 
     is running, and open the 
     Control Panel.
  2. Make a copy of your current 
     database by clicking Save Database in the 
     Control Panel.
    The Online Database Backup dialog opens.
  3. Verify that the option to Use Backup Compression is selected.
  4. Accept the default or enter a directory path in the Backup Directory field.
    The default directory path is as follows:
    • Windows -- C:/win32app/SPECTRUM/SS-DB-Backup
    • Solaris, Linux -- /usr/SPECTRUM/SS-DB-Backup
    If you change the default, select a directory other than the
    installation directory.
  5. Accept the default of 20 for the Minimum Required Disk Space or enter an appropriate value.
  6. Select Save to save all changes.
  7. Click Begin Backup Now.
    The Status displays the progress of the backup.
     automatically assigns a name for the backup with a .SSdb extension in the format db_YYYYMMDD_HHMM. The YYYYMMDD represents the year, month, and day, and HHMM represents the hour and minute when the backup started. For example, a backup that started at 10:42 on 10/06/06 is named db_20061006_1042.SSdb.
    Because compression was enabled, this file is compressed into a file with a .gz extension.
  8. Click Save and Close.
    The database is backed up.
  9. Move the database to an area outside the 
     installation directory.
    The existing 
     database is preserved.
Preserve the 
 Events and Statistics Database
You can preserve the 
 events and statistics database before upgrading 
Follow these steps:
  1. Stop the 
     and the Archive Manager by clicking Stop 
     in the 
     Control Panel and then close the 
     Control Panel. Or you can stop the 
     and Archive Manager from command line by running the "<$SPECROOT>/bin/" as Spectrum Owner at the command prompt.
  2. Execute cd <
    >\SS\DDM in the command prompt, where <
    > is the directory where 
     was installed.
  3. Enter the following command:
    ddm_save dbsavefile
    The file dbsavefile.tgz is created.
  4. Move the dbsavefile.tgz to an area other than the 
     installation directory.
  5. Stop the following 
    • Shut down all OneClick clients by logging off all users from OneClick in the Client Details web page in the OneClick home page.
      For more information about shutting down OneClick clients, see .
    • Stop all VnmSh connections.
      For more information about stopping VnmSh connections, see .
    • Close all Bash shells.
  6. We recommend that you back up the new, upgraded
    database using the SSdbsave utility with the -cm option before starting the
    . This utility is located in the SS-Tools directory. Backing up the new
    database ensures the integrity of the database, in case the new
    fails before you access the Online Database Backup.
The existing 
 events and statistics database is preserved.