Repository tools command to update the Global Configuration Management application configuration files

Use the migration_gc_updateConfigurationFiles command to update migration configuration files.


The migration_gc_updateConfigurationFiles command can be used to update configuration files from a previous version to a new version. This command is used in an environment where the upgrade wrapper script cannot be used. The upgrade wrapper script includes this command and automates some of the manual steps. For information about the upgrade process and to generate an upgrade guide, see Interactive upgrade guide.
Important: The command requires that the server is shut down beforehand. Also if your paths contain spaces, ensure you enclose them in double quotation marks.


Attribute Description Required Default
oldApplicationHome Full path to the Global Configuration Management home directory in the previous installation. For a typical installation, this path is GCM_installation/server/conf. Yes N/A
applicationContextRoot Global Configuration Management context root. No gc
updateAppServerFiles By default, this option is set to yes to update the Tomcat configuration files when migrating to IBM WebSphere Liberty. No yes
newApplicationHome Full path to the application configuration directory in the new version installation. No conf
newJTSHome Path to the Jazz Team Server configuration directory of the new version installation. By default, the newJTSHome parameter value is derived from the newApplicationHome parameter value. No none
jtsContextRoot The new version Jazz Team Server context root. No jts
ignoreJTSVersionCheck Do not attempt to verify that the application version is compatible with the Jazz Team Server version located at newJTSHome. This argument should only be used in a distributed deployment where the Jazz Team Server is on a separate system that is inaccessible from the application system. No N/A
logFile Path to the log file. No repotools-gc_updateConfigurationFiles.log
oldTomcatHome Full path to the Tomcat root directory in the old installation. Must be an existing directory. By default, the oldTomcatHome parameter is derived from the oldApplicationHome parameter value. This parameter must be provided for migrating from Apache Tomcat to IBM WebSphere Liberty and if Apache Tomcat was installed in a different directory than default. No N/A


For Windows operating system Open a command prompt and enter this command:

Open a Windows command prompt and enter the following commands:

cd C:\Program Files\IBM\JazzTeamServer\server\
repotools-gc.bat -migration_gc_updateConfigurationFiles oldApplicationHome="C:\Program Files\IBM\OLD_GCM_install_dir\server\conf"

For Unix operating systems Open a command line and enter this command:

Open a UNIX command shell and enter the following commands:

cd opt/IBM/JazzTeamServer/server/
./ -migration_gc_updateConfigurationFiles oldApplicationHome=opt/IBM/OLD_GCM_install_dir/server/conf