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How to transfert RTC repository data and history


Fabien Araktingi (151117) | asked Jun 14 '12, 4:16 a.m.
edited Jun 14 '12, 7:49 a.m.
Hi team,

We would like to transfert a RTC repository (with all the content and history : versions, events) stored in a RTC server to another RTC server.

Thanks for any feedback to let us know how to perform this kind of operation.

Best.

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Ralph Schoon (61.4k33643) | answered Jun 14 '12, 6:58 a.m.
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Hi Fabien,

this depends on the use case and the source and target environment.

Today you can migrate from Tomcat to WAS and you can certainly also stay with Tomcat but move to a new tomcat install. See: http://pic.dhe.ibm.com/infocenter/clmhelp/v3r0m1/nav/6_3

However, as of today you have to keep the public URI: https://jazz.net/library/article/749. So what you can do today is, setup the other server, restore the data like for a backup/restore operation. See https://jazz.net/library/article/795 for backup/restore considerations. The important points are the configuration files, index files etc. Then make sure that the new server is reachable using the old URI and keep the old server off. You can use a proxy or something else.



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Ralph Schoon (61.4k33643) | answered Jun 14 '12, 8:32 a.m.
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Hi Fabien,

project/server move is not supported today. There were various discussions around this. For example: https://jazz.net/forum/questions/36911/is-it-possible-to-move-project-area-between-jazz-servers

There are various requests for this but as far as I know there is no solution yet. Especially if you want to  run both servers in the same network it is impossible. You can't do a URI change and the copy of the server would always relay back to the original machine.

The new CLM2012 4.0 version has some capabilities to rename but this scenario is still not supported as far as I know. See: https://jazz.net/library/article/898 https://jazz.net/library/article/818.

The only data that you could share between the two servers would be SCM data using distributed SCM. You can't just copy the project and work item data over. It is not possible to duplicate a server and run both servers. One of the reasons is the server URI can not be changed. 

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Fabien Araktingi (151117) | answered Jun 14 '12, 8:11 a.m.
Thanks for your feedback Ralph,

We just want to move the repository data & history from RTC A to RTC B.

RTC A and RTC B will be still available after the data move.

So I suppose that the solution is not to get the same URI for RTC A and RTC B.

So can you please help us to get the solution.

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Geoffrey Clemm (30.1k23035) | answered Jun 23 '12, 4:12 a.m.
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If you want to move some/all of the data from RTC A to RTC B while keeping both RTC A and RTC B available, then this is not yet supported.  It is requested in work item 93151.  You can copy the SCM data between repositores via the cross-repository deliver functionality.  You can copy a sub-set of the work item data (but not its history) via export/import.

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