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  • Hi

    Can anyone PLEASE give some answer to my questions?


    We are starting PAS 6.0 to PAS 6.3 Migration (no SQL Sverver Analysis Server Migration involved) and have some issues we would like to clarify before:

    1 - Is it possible to Backup/Restore our current SQL Server 2000 Briefing Book Database to another SQL Server 2008 Briefing Book Database? What about migration also PASUPLOADS?

    2 - Is it possible to install PAS 6.3 Web Standard outside c:\inetpub\wwwroot (eg: in a shared folder) ?

    3 - Is it possible to install PAS 6.3 in another Application Pool than the Default? Is it possible to set a specific Domain Account running teh Application Pool?

    4 - It is ako possible to install PAS outside de Default Web Site?

    5 - Last year , as a customer, we reported a problem related to a "Cell Security Bug" in version 6.3 and received an hotfix named "6.3.2215.200_Banco de Portugal_AS Security".  Does the last PAS 6.3 hotfix included this one or do we need to apply both hotfixes in the new installation?

    Friday, October 9, 2009 1:04 PM

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  • Hi Joao,

    That's good to hear you are upgrading to version 6.3.  I will post some answers to your questions below:

    1. Yes, you can backup from SQL2000 and restore to SQL2008 and then point the existing or new PAS installation to it.  The PASUploads folder contains components and any files there are published to PAS.  You'll want to copy the contents of PASUploads from the old server to the new or re-publish the files.

    2.  Yes, you can choose the path during install

    3.  PAS will install to the default application pool.  You can, however, move the applications to a different application pool after the installation is complete.

    4.  As with the app pool, ProClarity will install to the default website.  You can manually move/copy ProClarity to another site after the installation.

    5.  Service Pack 3, which was released last week, contains this fix and many others.  The cell security fix does require a dword registry value to be added at HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\ProClarity Corporation\Server\CountResolvedMembers.

    The upgrade path from 6.0 to 6.3 is not directly supported as the path from 6.1 to 6.3 is, however you should not have an issue with it.  If you're installing PAS on the same server at 6.0 you'll want to clean up the 6.0 files after the uninstall.  Here are the steps to do this:

    1. Uninstall ProClarity, starting with PDP, PAS and then in no particular order: BRE, KPI designer, selector
    2. Reboot the server
    3. Delete C:\Program Files\Common Files\ProClarity
    4. Delete C:\Program Files\ProClarity
    5. After copying the contents of the PASUploads folder, delete C:\inetpub\wwwroot\PAS (this is the default location however it may be located somewhere else)
    6. Re-install ProClarity to the new database location followed by service pack 3

    As with any upgrade, consider testing in a development environment first.


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    Thursday, October 15, 2009 2:06 PM
  • Thnks for yous support.
    We have implemented PAS 6.3 in our development environment as suggested but we still have some minor remaining questions
    1 - Backed up the DB from old SQLServer 2000 to SQLServer2008 and had problems while logging to The Admin Tool. Solved by changing the PAS password to a strong one. Is this a correct behaviour?
    2 - Installed PAS to the default Web Site pointing to a shared folder, created a new Application Pool running a Domain Account and set required permissions to the Cache folder. However when moving PAS to a new Web Site it stopped working. By now we just copied PAS (not moved) and stopped the default Web Site. Is this a correct behaviour?
    Thursday, November 5, 2009 1:34 PM
  • 1 - Yes, you will need a strong password if you've kept that requirement in SQL 2005 or newer. 

    2 - I'm not exactly sure why the move would cause this to fail, but if it's working after they copy, I would say you are okay to continue.

    Thursday, January 14, 2010 8:54 PM