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Migrating to QPR 2012.1

Migrating to QPR 2012.1

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Migrating to QPR 2012.1

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While the QPR 2012.1 installation does recognize a QPR 8.0 or a QPR 8.1 installation, an upgrade similar to older QPR versions is not offered or performed. Instead of upgrading the QPR 8.0/8.1 installation, QPR 2012.1 is installed side-by-side with QPR 8.0/8.1 with default folders changed so that with the default settings QPR 8.0/8.1 installation is not overwritten (provided that also QPR 8.0/8.1 was installed to default folders). If QPR 8.0/8.1 is detected on the computer, there is  a possibility to launch the migration utility at the end of the QPR 2012.1 installation. With the help of the migration utility you can transfer your old settings and database from QPR 8.0/8.1 easily. For more information for performing the migration, see the System Migration section in QPR - Configuration Instructions document.

 

Some issues to note:

The default communication ports are the same in both versions, so when installing QPR 2012.1 side-by-side with QPR 8.0/8.1, you either need to run only one version at a time or change the ports the other version is using

Only one version can be registered for QPR scripting at a time. You may need to manually register the desired version by running QPR.Modeling.Client.exe /regserver or QPR.Metrics.Client.exe /regserver (note that the exe names were proguide.exe and scclient.exe respectively on versions up to the initial release of QPR 8.0, and QPR.PG.Client.exe and QPR.SC.Client.exe between the first service pack of QPR 8.0 and QPR 2012.1.) in the corresponding installation directories.

Customizations to QPR Portal templates do not get transferred automatically by the migration utility. See the next chapter for more information about transferring the Portal customizations.

Tick marks in gauges included in QPR Metrics graphs now display the values according to the display settings defined for the measurement unit. In QPR 8.0 and earlier the values were rounded to the nearest half or full number. This may have a severe display impact on elements which use units that display more than two digits after the decimal point.

The possibility to control the tabs sections in the processes' Detail View in QPR Portal (previously done in the 'Select Properties and Custom Attributes' dialog in QPR ProcessGuide) has been removed from the user interface in QPR 8.1. The visibility can now be controlled by editing the web templates.

Settings for QPR Portal default views are stored in qpr.ini, so also settings should be migrated (or the relevant ini file sections copied manually) in addition to a database transfer.

Check in all checked out QPR ProcessGuide models before migrating the database.

When migrating to QPR 2012.1, if you have customized the 'TemplateRoot' setting found in qpr.ini, you need to manually add 'Templates' to the folder path after the migration. For example, if the value of the TemplateRoot setting is 'D:\QPR\Templates\WAS' before the migration, add the 'Templates' folder to the value so that the value is 'D:\QPR\Templates\WAS\Templates' after the migration.

 

Summary of automatic migration possibilities


Transferred from 8.1

Transferred from 8.0

Database

X

X

Settings (ini files)

X

X

Portal customizations

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qprsettings.dat file

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