Configuring the export and import hosts

To copy data between Rational® ClearCase® and IBM® Engineering Workflow Management (EWM), you must set up the export and import hosts. You can configure a single host for both export and import.

Configuring an export host

Before you begin

The ClearCase Synchronizer installable component must be installed on a Rational ClearCase client host that supports dynamic views.

About this task

The export host copies data and metadata from the specified VOB. The following conditions must be met for the synchronization host:
  • It must be running Rational ClearCase version 7.1.1 or later and support dynamic views.
  • The cleartool executable files must be in the default path for Rational ClearCase users. On some operating systems, the path is configured by the Rational ClearCase installation.
  • The export process must be able to read Rational ClearCase VOBs. To support this criterion, the following conditions must be true:
    • The host must have Rational ClearCase installed and have a hardware and network configuration that provides good dynamic view performance.
    • The ClearCase Synchronizer must be installed on the host.
    • If a VOB was previously written to by a client that runs on an operating system other than Windows, the export host computer must use an operating system other than Windows. Subsequent writing from an operating system other than Windows can cause problems, such as by creating files that cannot be accessed from Windows computers. For example, a file named aux.pl might be inaccessible from Windows, due to restrictions in the Windows file system.
    • The operating system account for the export process must have permission to access VOBs on the export host.

Configuring an import host

Before you begin

The ClearCase Synchronizer installable component must be installed on a EWM client host.

About this task

The import host imports the data and metadata from the files that are written by the export phase. The following condition must be met on or by the import host:
  • The synchronization process must be able to read and write data in the EWM repository. To support this criterion, the ClearCase Synchronizer must be installed on the host.

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