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[SOLVED] webfocus_Application data base migration from ORA to SQLMSS
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Hi All,

Could you please suggest any Best practices to migrate webfocus application from ORA database to SQLMSS database, time being we are planning to use both the databases.

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What version of WebFOCUS?


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Hi Vamsikirshna

First of all it looks like you have been a member for a long time but just making your first post. Glad you are participating...

For changing the underlying data access from oracle to sql server you will really need to recreate all your metadata (synonyms / master files). There are differences in data types that will need to be accounted for. Also if you are going to be in transition and using both oracle and sql server you will have to be careful of the naming of the synonyms. If you choose to keep the same names to reduce the changes to the reports and charts then you will want separate application folders for the synonyms and be prudent in the use of the proper APP PATH so the programs find the correct master files.


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We need to know which version of WebFOCUS you're using.

Are you in the midst of upgrading, or are you just going to stay on your current release?

Are you also changing operating systems? (I've seen this question before for Linux folks changing to Windows).

I'd swear we wrote up a paper on how to do this with earlier versions of WF80x. But I can't find it.

You easiest bet will probably be to use 2 VM's. One that still point to Oracle and a new on that points to SQLMSS. Then you can build a big CM export package to move everything.

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Are we talking about converting the WebFOCUS 8.x repository from Oracle to SQL Server or changing the Data? 7.x didn't have a repository.


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Thanks for all your inputs.
currently i am using 8.1.05 with windows, still we have not yet started.


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Are you asking about moving your application (the data) to SQL Server or are you talking about moving your WebFOCUS Domain?


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Hi Babak,
we are migrating database alone from ORA to SQL server not WebFocus domain.As MOD chuck suggested i will try to create new application folder and let you know the result.


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