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Downloading the installation files

You obtain the product installation files by downloading them from the BMC Electronic Product Distribution (EPD) website. Your ability to access product pages on the EPD website is determined by the license entitlements purchased by your company. To understand which files you are entitled to download, access the license entitlements for your product. 

When to download a service pack

For a fresh installation or an upgrade, check the release notes to determine the latest update and then download the following:

  • The latest release or service pack (if available).
    For service packs, the installer will install or upgrade the full product. For example, when you install version 8.7.01, it installs version 8.7.00 along with enhancements that were made in 8.7.01 (Service Pack 1).
  • Any hotfixes that are available for known issues

If you sign up for Proactive Notification Open link , you will be notified about new service packs or patches for applying the latest changes, as well as bulletins about critical fixes.

Downloading the files 

The following video (2:25) demonstrates how to use the EPD site to download the software purchased from BMC.

The installation program for the latest service pack or patch also includes the full installation of the product. To install the product for the first time or apply product updates, select the Additional Products tab and download the latest service pack or patch. You can find the latest information about service packs and patches under Release notes and notices

Installation files

The following table provides links to the page in the EPD website that contains the installation files for this product. From the EPD page you can select and download the installation files for your platform. Access to the EPD website requires that you provide your BMC Support credentials. You might also be prompted to complete the Export Compliance Form.


Item to download

File or item link name

EPD link

Manager Installation

This item is a link to the installation files for a base version or a patch version of the BMC Database Automation Manager software for new installations and upgrades.




8.9.03 download page

8.9.02 download page

8.9.01 dowload page

8.9.00 download page

Agent Installation

This item is a link to the installation files for the BMC Database Automation Agent software for all platforms. Use this download to run a base version with no patch updates.


Additional utilities (optional)

This item is a link to a .zip file containing the following optional files:

  • Command line tools that enable you to access functionality in the BMC Database Automation GUI by running utilities from the command line
  • Configuration files for the data warehouse database for data storage for reports
  • mediaprep_<file_number>.exe: Utilities for preparing media for Oracle and Microsoft SQL Server databases


Patches (Manager)

This item is a link to the manager patch installation files.


Patches (Agents)This item is a link to the manager patch installation files. Use this download if the version you want contains a comprehensive patch file.BDA_<version>_<patch_number>


  • Read This First (Release notes)

    This item is a link to online documentation that provides information about what is new or changed in BMC Database Automation, including urgent issues, documentation updates, service packs, and patches.
  • BMC Database Automation Offline Documentation

    This item is a link to the PDFs and videos topic containing a PDF snapshot of the online documentation for BMC Database Automation, as well as instructions for how to export a custom PDF.
  • BMC Database Automation Online Documentation (recommended)

    This item is a link to the online technical documentation for BMC Database Automation.
  • Read This First (Release notes) - BMC Database Automation <version>
  • Offline Documentation - BMC Database Automation <version>
  • Online Documentation (recommended) - BMC Database Automation <version>

Supplemental materials

The following items are available for download but are not required for BMC Database Automation:

  • Supplementary files (PHP and SMTP mail proxy servers)
  • License information for BMC Database Automation

  • BDA_<version>

To verify the files

Locate the files you downloaded and verify the MD5 checksum results before installation.


 You can use any MD5 checksum tool to verify the checksum results.

Checksums for version 8.9.03

File nameMD5 checksum




Checksums for version 8.9.02

File nameMD5 checksum





Checksums for version 8.9.01

File nameMD5 checksum





Checksums for version 8.9.00

File nameMD5 checksum





Where to go from here

Carefully review the system requirements for your platform and other tasks necessary for preparing for installation. You must perform these tasks before you launch the installation program.

If you are performing a first-time installation, see Performing the installation.

If you are installing a service pack or patches, see Applying maintenance, patches, or fixes.

If you are performing an upgrade, see Upgrading a Standalone Manager for standalone configurations or Upgrading a Multi-Manager configuration for megamesh configurations.

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  1. Michael Bannister

    The documentation is very poor, and confusing. the versioning of the patches in the document is also confusing. When I try to download 8.9.03 patch 3 I have no way of know if it's version 1, 2 or 3. I'm trying to download Patch 3 but the date I get back is December 2018. When I go back I get put into an endless loop.

    This is GARBAGE in my option..!!!!

    Mar 01, 2019 10:08
    1. Dottie Wood

      Hi, Michael. Thank you for providing your feedback to us! 

      We have forwarded it to the writer who is responsible for this content. If you want to contact Customer Support to log a formal ticket on this issue, click here. You can then use the Select Another Country box to find support information for your location. 

      Mar 04, 2019 11:20