Migrating core BMC Server Automation data
When you perform an upgrade of the BMC Server Automation product, you must perform certain database migration tasks for your Oracle or SQL Server database. Depending on the exact upgrade scenario, you might need to perform one or more of the following tasks:
If you are using an Oracle database, you must first determine minimum disk space requirements for running BMC BladeLogic Data Migration Manager. See Determining sizing requirements for Oracle databases.
You can then proceed to Migrating your database by using BMC BladeLogic Data Migration Manager, whether you are using a SQL Server or Oracle database. For the full instructions on how to use the BMC BladeLogic Data Migration Manager to simplify and automate the data migration process, see Using BMC BladeLogic Data Migration Manager.
- If you are upgrading to an 8.5.x service pack (later than 8.5.00), run a set of SQL Update scripts to upgrade the BMC Server Automation database to the service pack level compatible with the Application Server. See Running the SQL update scripts.
- In certain upgrade scenarios you must run a postmigration file to migrate various types of rules that were defined in the earlier version of BMC Server Automation. See Performing post-migration updates to rules and policies.
You can migrate to BMC Server Automation version 8.5 only from version 7.6 and later versions. If you are running a version earlier than 7.6, you must first upgrade to version 7.6. See the BMC Server Automation Installation Guide version 7.6 for information on upgrading earlier versions.