We are planning to upgrade from AppScan Source 7 to AppScan Source 8 soon. We need to know how IBM recommends we do this. Do you have a guide that can help me? Here is a brief overview of our environment:
Multiple AppScan Source 7 Cores (full install of SA, Core, DBwe use built-in solidDB, CLI) on Windows 2003 Server. All data must be migrated when the upgrade to version 8 occurs. This includes users, rules, shared filters, etc.
Should we back up the database, uninstall version 7, install version 8, then restore the database somehow? If so, how? Or do we just begin the version 8 installer, which will recognize that version 7 is installed and upgrade everything, including the database. Does this method leave behind "garbage" files that are no longer needed?
Many user workstations that contain a variety of configurations, each can be on Windows XP or Windows 7:
Full install (SA, Core, DB, CLI, Plugins for Eclipse/VS)
Security Analyst install (SA, CLI, Plugins for Eclipse/VS)
Developer install (Plugins for Eclipse/VS)
In each of these cases, what is the method of upgrading? For example, do we need to uninstall plugins before installing version 8? Do we uninstall version 7 or install version 8 "on top" of version 7? As above, how do we migrate the database from version 7 to version 8 in the "full install"?
Thank you very much for any information you can provide!
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Re: Recommended Method of Upgrade from AppScan Source 7 -> AppScan Source 82011-05-09T18:00:40ZThis is the accepted answer. This is the accepted answer.Hi Hoy,
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Re: Recommended Method of Upgrade from AppScan Source 7 -> AppScan Source 82011-05-11T21:12:24ZThis is the accepted answer. This is the accepted answer.
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1. Make a backup of the Core database (just in case), using the standard database tools.
2. Uninstall the plug-ins for Eclipse-based IDEs (including both Developer and Rememdiation plugins). It is not necessary to uninstall the Visual Studio IDE plugins.
3. Upgrade your Core by simply running the AppScan Source 188.8.131.52 setup program - it will automatically update the software, and your users, Custom Rules, and Scan Rules will be preserved.
4. Update all other systems by simply running the setup program and selecting the appropriate options.
Note that there is an option to create a "custom installer" which is documented in the Installation_and_Administration_Guide.pdf (in your Start Menu or in the product's /doc directory). Using this, you can basically create an install script, which can then be used to distribute software updates via some kind of enterprise software management system (like Microsoft SMS for example).
Re: Recommended Method of Upgrade from AppScan Source 7 -> AppScan Source 82011-07-06T13:46:29ZThis is the accepted answer. This is the accepted answer.