PPM Support Tip: (PPM) file system migration from a source environment to a new Unix base server
Moving PPM to a new Unix server
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.
Sample (for PPM):
# User specific environment and startup programs
stty cols 999
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.
You can refer to KB: http://support.openview.hp.com/selfsolve/document/KM1416703