Steps for cloning ALM 11.52 production instance to QA instance



We have ALM 11.52 prod instance running on Windows 2008 server with Oracle on Linux server.


I have to set up a ALM 11.52 QA environment. I have option to request for Virtual Machines.

Please suggest me how to go about it?


1. Is it possible to install ALM 11.52 and Oracle on a same Windows VM server? In this case, what are the components to be backed up from prod instace before installing ALM on new VM and steps to install with copy of Prod schema.


2. Should I request for 2 VMs and have similar in prod (ALM 11.52 to run on one VM with Windows 2008 server and Oracle on Linux server on another VM)?


Thanks and Regards,








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Damodar-Reddy Acclaimed Contributor.
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Re: Steps for cloning ALM 11.52 production instance to QA instance



Go for 2 servers independently.


You may have to take a lot if something went wrong.

there would be performance issue (I know it's only for QA Environment), still if you are setting up any new features or Integrations, would definitely irritate ou.


Suggest to have DB & App server independent

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Established Member.. Will Herrmann
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Re: Steps for cloning ALM 11.52 production instance to QA instance

I would try to match your QA environment as closely to your prod as possible if you want valid test results.  Maybe not as much horsepower or storage, but try to keep the OS and patch versions like for like.  Especially with Oracle 😉

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