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Installation by copying & pasting the "SDP" and "SDPShared" directories

Technote (FAQ)


Is it possible to install a new instance of IBM Rational Software Architect (RSA) or IBM Rational Software Architect for Websphere Software (RSA4WS) by copying the "SDP" and "SDPShared" directories of a working RSA or RSA4WS instance and pasting them onto another machine?


You may want to easily copy the configuration of an installation without having to go through the entire installation process and to manually specify an identical configuration.


Copying and pasting the SDP and SDPShared directories of one instance of RSA or RSA4WS to install another instance of the product is not supported.

To install several identical copies of RSA or RSA4WS, you should create a responsefile for IBM Installation Manager and use it for each installation. See the Related information section below for more details.

Related information

Installation with a response file
Copying RSA installation from one machine to another

Cross reference information
Segment Product Component Platform Version Edition
Software Development Rational Software Architect for WebSphere Software Linux, Windows, 8.5.1

Document information

More support for: Rational Software Architect

Software version:, 8.5.1

Operating system(s): Linux, Windows

Reference #: 1626318

Modified date: 25 February 2013

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