Steps to upgrade existing Archive and Versioning server using patch #15269

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  • 02-Apr-2008
  • 27-Apr-2012


Novell Open Enterprise Server 2 (OES2)
Novell Open Enterprise Server 2 (Linux based)


On installation of Server Patch - 15269, you can run Archive and Version Services as a non-root user. On installation of the patch, you need to reconfigure the Archive and Version service. The TID provides steps to retain the existing Archive server configuration and data by running an script.


1. Enter the following command to stop the Archive server.
rcnovell-ark stop

2. Install the server patch 15269.

3. Before reconfiguration of the Archive server, back up data directory file arkdatadir.conf or create a copy at another location. The arkdatadir.conf is located in /etc/opt/novell/arkmanager/conf directory.

4. To save the existing configuration and data, specify the same credentials in the script with which Archive service was running. The script is located in /opt/novell/arkmanager/bin directory. You will need to use all of the following parameters. [--db-user=] [--db-passwd=] [--db-port=] [--edir- tree=] [--edir-admin=] [--edir-passwd=]

where --db-user is the PostgreSQL database user, --db-passwd is the database password, --db-port is the database port number, --edir-tree is the tree name where the edirectory administrator user, archive server, and primary server exist, --edir-admin is the eDirectory administrator who runs the Archive and Version Services, --edir-passwd is the administrator password.

5. Overwrite the contents of arkdatadir.conf file with the backed up file from Step 3.

6. Overwrite the contents of arkConfig.xml file with contents of arkConfig.xml.bkp file that is created in step 4. The files are located in /etc/opt/novell/arkmanager/conf directory.

7. Ensure the administrator is LUM enabled on the OES 2 server running the Archive and Version Services and added to "novlxtier” LUM group. The novlxtier group is formed on installing the OES 2 server.
8. Enter the following command to restart the Archive and Version Service.
rcnovell-ark start