we are planning to IBM Optim 7.1 to 8.1
a) What is the upgrade route? ( direct 7.1 to 8.1 is possible?)
b) Would the upgrade has to be done manually or upgrade assistance is there?
c) Any extra steps ( precautions) needed to be taken care during the upgrade process?
d) Any documentation/pointer to the Upgrade process/method ?
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Updated on 2012-04-20T09:32:39Z at 2012-04-20T09:32:39Z by RajaniKPatnaik
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Re: Optim Upgrade from 7.1 to 8.12012-04-20T09:32:39ZThis is the accepted answer. This is the accepted answer.There are two ways to upgrade. Those are:
-1. Directly install Optim 8.1 under the same directory where Optim 7.1 is already installed. This will overwrite earlier installed files.
-2. Uninstall earlier version i.e. Optim 7.1 in your case and install Optim 8.1.
I would suggest to follow step 1 because the files that are not created by installer will remain in the disk as it is and will not be removed.
Upgrade installation will automatically help you with the required steps of installation.
While upgrading in UNIX, you may need to keep a backup of some earlier files like pstlocal.cfg, pstserv.cfg etc. which you locally modified.