What steps do I need to perform when I upgrade or reinstall IBM Rational ClearQuest in a full-text search deployment with multiple WebSphere Application Server profiles?
IBM Installation Manager does not recognize WebSphere Application Server profiles for the full-text search feature. Consequently, when you upgrade or reinstall ClearQuest, you might loose these profiles (but not your full-text search configuration and index files). Therefore, before you upgrade or reinstall ClearQuest, use the cqtsadmin.pl tool to back up and delete all full-text search WebSphere Application Server profiles. Subsequently, after upgrading or reinstalling ClearQuest, restore these profiles by using the version of the cqtsadmin.pl tool that is included with your version of ClearQuest.
Before you begin
This scenario includes steps to perform before and after you upgrade or reinstall ClearQuest.
The scenario assumes that you are using the SAMPL database. In a production environment, the pre-upgrade or pre-installation steps, and the post-upgrade or post-reinstallation steps can take from a few minutes to a few hours to complete, depending on the number of full-text search WebSphere Application Server profiles in your deployment. For each profile, the steps should take a few minutes to complete.
Note that you can run the cqtsadmin.pl command against any full-text search instance on the server because the command is global to all full-text search deployments on the server. After the cqtsadmin.pl command completes against one full-text search deployment, the other deployments on the server are upgraded.
Important: To run the
cqtsadmin.pl command, the
CQFTS_AppServer_HOMEenvironment variable must be set to the directory where WebSphere Application Server is installed. In certain scenarios, such as when you install ClearQuest into an existing WebSphere Application profile, or when you install the full-text search feature on a separate system that remotely accesses your ClearQuest Web servers, the
CQFTS_AppServer_HOMEenvironment variable is not set and an error similar to this displays:
Cannot determine WebSphere’s AppServer home. See the ClearQuest Full-Text Search Administrator Guide on how to set it via the CQFTS_AppServer_HOME environment variable.
To resolve the issue, set
CQFTS_AppServer_HOMEto the directory where you installed WebSphere Application Server. For example:
set CQFTS_AppServer_HOME=C:\Program Files\IBM\WebSphere\AppServer
On the UNIX system and Linux:
setenv CQFTS_AppServer_HOME /opt/IBM/WebSphere/AppServer
1. Perform the following pre-upgrade or pre-install tasks.
a. Edit the
cqtsadmin-TextSearch-SAMPL.xmlconfiguration file. Change the value of the
<deleteFtsWASProfiles>tag from this:
prep_upgd_was_profilesoption, in a command-prompt window. This command-line option creates a backup of all your full-text search WebSphere Application Server profile data on the server and then deletes the profiles. The backed up data is saved to the
c. Edit the
cqtsadmin-TextSearch-SAMPL.xmlfile again. Change the value of the
<deleteFtsWASProfiles>tag from this:
The edit prevents you from accidentally rerunning this destructive command-line option.
3. Run the cqtsadmin.pl command in a command-prompt window to restore all previously deployed and backed up full-text search WebSphere Application Server profiles. There are two use-case scenarios:
- Scenario A: Restore all previously deployed and backed up full-text search WebSphere Application Server profiles to their original locations by using the
- Scenario B: Restore all previously deployed and backed up full-text search WebSphere Application Server profiles, and consolidate these profiles in one directory, by using the
fts_was_profile_homecommand-line options, respectively:
cqperl cqtsadmin.pl --username admin --password secret --dbset TextSearch --userdb SAMPL --ftshome D:\CQ.Search --restore_was_profiles D:\FTSBackupWASProfiles
cqperl cqtsadmin.pl --username admin --password secret --dbset TextSearch --userdb SAMPL --ftshome D:\CQ.Search --restore_was_profiles D:\FTSBackupWASProfiles [--fts_was_profile_home D:\FTS.wasprofiles]
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