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Detailed instruction to upgrade DOORS from previous version to later v9.3.0.6

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What are the instructions for upgrading IBM Rational DOORS from a previous version to the later version fix pack?


For DOORS version 7.x, it has to upgrade to 8.x before an upgrade to 9.x. However, DOORS 9.x can be directly upgraded from 8.x, meaning that 8.x can be directly upgraded to 9.0 or 9.1 or 9.2 or 9.3. There is no need to first upgrade to 9.0 or 9.1 or 9.2 before upgrade to 9.3 from 8.x.
Note: Make sure to have the comparable license server to avoid any licensing issues.

Upgrade the DOORS server and client components to the latest version

  1. Download the DOORS server and client version from IBM fix central
  2. Make sure all the DOORS users have log out of DOORS and STOP the DOORS database server from Window services console
    Note: Make a backup of the DOORS database before upgrade. To take a back up of the DOORS database, be sure the server is stopped, then take a copy of the data folder located at //DOORS InstallDIR/9.3/data <Default is C:\Program Files\IBM\Rational\DOORS\9.3>
    Refer to technote 1571535 "Backing up of the DOORS database"
  3. Run setup.exe from the DOORS server folder to upgrade the DOORS database server.
    1. Keep all defaults throughout the installation wizard.
    2. Restart the server once the wizard completes.
  4. Run setup.exe from the DOORS client folder to upgrade the DOORS client or also known as interoperation server.
    1. Ensure that the database port is the correct port (default DOORS database port is 36677)
    2. Ensure that the database host is the hostname of the server that installed the DOORS server.
    3. At the license information dialog, select “A License Server” (make sure to select the correct port and server name for the license server; default is 19353@servername)
    4. Accept the defaults for all other options and click Install.
    5. Restart the server once the wizard completes.
    6. Verify operation by logging into the DOORS client.
    7. Once logged in, verify the version number by selecting Help > About DOORS. (Try to create a test project and module to make sure DOORS is working fine, before installing DWA)

Refer to the DOORS Information Center for more detailed information about upgrading the DOORS server and client:
Upgrading from a previous version

Document information

More support for: Rational DOORS

Software version: 8.2, 8.3, 9.0, 9.1, 9.2, 9.3

Operating system(s): Windows

Reference #: 1579272

Modified date: 13 July 2012

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