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PPM Support Tip: (PPM) file system migration from a source environment to a new Unix base server

 
Moving PPM to a new Unix server
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1. On the new destination Unix server:
 
a. Confirm the OS, Java and Oracle versions using the System Requirement and Compatibility Guide.
b. Create a PPM user account (bash shell).  This will be the PPM account owner.  You should not use "root" as the PPM owner.
c. Install Java.  Test using "java -version"
d. Install the Oracle client.  Test using SQLPlus.
e. Modify the .bash_profile script for the PPM account owner.  Restart the shell after the changes.
 
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Sample (for PPM):
 
# User specific environment and startup programs
 
ORACLE_HOME=/oracle/app/oracle/product/11.2
export ORACLE_HOME
 
JAVA_HOME=/usr/java/jdk1.6.0_31
export JAVA_HOME
 
PATH=$JAVA_HOME/bin:$ORACLE_HOME:$ORACLE_HOME/bin:$PATH:$HOME/bin
export PATH
 
PS1='$ '
export PS1
 
TERM=dumb
export TERM
 
stty cols 999
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2. Zip up the PPM_HOME file system on the old server.
 
3. FTP the PPM file system from the old server to the new server and set up the new PPM_HOME directory (in the PPM owner file system).
 
4. Confirm ownership and permissions (using the chown and chmod commands) on PPM_HOME.  This should be the PPM account owner.
 
5. Drop in the new license file (in PPM_HOME/conf).  Make a backup of the original file.
 
6. Delete all "tmp" and "work" directories in PPM_HOME/server/SERVER_NAME
 
7. Run kConfig.sh and update any port or server name change (if needed)
 
8. Start the PPM instance to confirm if the migration was successful.
 
 
 
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