Renaming a Computer in an Out-of-Place Upgrade - Metasys - LIT-12011964 - Software Application - System Configuration Tool - 16.0

SCT: System Configuration Tool Help

Brand
Metasys
Product name
System Configuration Tool
Document type
User Guide
Document number
LIT-12011964
Version
16.0
Revision date
2023-10-02
Language
English

When you upgrade the Metasys server on a computer that is running different from the computer that is currently running Metasys server software, you must rename the Site Director in SCT to match the new computer name. (This operation is also referred to as an out-of-place upgrade.) After you rename the Site Director in SCT, use the Metasys Database Manager to update the names of the Site Director and the devices in the JCI databases. Performing the rename process in both the SCT and the Metasys Database Manager ensures that your upgraded site can continue to access historical data.

Note: If you have large historical databases, the rename procedure may takes several hours to complete. We recommend that you purge your databases in advance in order to speed the rename process. For more information on purging databases, refer to the Purging a Database section in the Metasys Database Manager Help (LIT-12011202).
Important: This is an overview of the rename process. It is intended to illustrate how the SCT and Metasys Databases Manager work together in this process. For complete rename instructions, refer to the appropriate document for your computer:
  • Appendix: Changing the ADS or ADX Name and the Computer Name on an ADS and Unified ADX in the ADS/ADX Commissioning Guide (LIT-1201645)
  • Appendix: Changing the ADS or ADX Turnkey Name and the Computer Name in the ADS/ADX Turnkey's User's Guide (LIT-12011177)
Table 1. Steps for Renaming a Computer in an Out-of-Place Upgrade
Step Instruction Reference
1 Install SCT on the new computer. SCT Installation and Upgrade Instructions (LIT-12012067)
2 Install Metasys Database Manager on the new computer. Metasys Databases Manager Installation Instructions (LIT-12011553)
3 Copy the SCT archive backup from the old computer to the new computer. Copying an Archive Database
4 Start SCT on the new computer and restore the backup. Restoring a Backup Database
5 Rename the Site Director in SCT to match the new computer name. Security Scenarios
6 Route any remaining historical data on the old computer to the Metasys server . Trend Studies Concepts
7 Start Metasys Database Manager on the old computer and back up the JCI databases. Backing up a Database in the Metasys Database Manager Help (LIT-12011202)
8 Copy the JCI database backup files from the old computer to the new computer. Restoring a Database in the Metasys Database Manager Help (LIT-12011202)
9 Start Metasys Database Manager on the new computer and restore the JCI Database. Restoring a Database in the Metasys Database Manager Help (LIT-12011202)
10 Use Metasys Database Manager on the new computer to rename field contents in the JCI Databases. Renaming Field Contents in Metasys Databases in the Metasys Database Manager Help (LIT-12011202)
11 Install the Metasys server software on the new computer. ADS Software in the Metasys Server Installation and Upgrade Instructions (LIT-12012162) or ODS Software in the ODS Installation and Upgrade Instructions Wizard Help (LIT-12011945)
12 Download the Metasys server from SCT on the new computer. See the Download section.