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AIX stand-alone: Configure Portal to use SQL Server

This section provides information on how to manually transfer data from the default database to the SQL Server database. Follow these steps to transfer Portal and Java Content Repository databases to SQL Server. As an alternative to the manual database transfer procedure described here, we can use the configuration wizard to complete the database transfer task.

Before beginning:
Ensure that the following prerequisites are met:


  1. cd WP_PROFILE/ConfigEngine

  2. Validate configuration properties...

      ./ConfigEngine.sh validate-database -DWasPassword=foo

    Add -DTransferDomainList to the validating task to specify the domains to validate; for example...


    To validate all domains, do not specify this parameter.

  3. cd WP_PROFILE/bin

  4. Stop the WebSphere_Portal server:

      ./stopServer.sh WebSphere_Portal -username wpadmin -password foo

  5. Transfer the database:

    Important: Do not execute the database-transfer task as a background process. This might cause the task to stall.

    1. cd WP_PROFILE/ConfigEngine

    2. ./ConfigEngine.sh database-transfer -DWasPassword=foo

      We can include only the domains to transfer.

      For example, to transfer only the JCR domain...

        ./ConfigEngine.sh database-transfer -DTransferDomainList=jcr -DWasPassword=foo

    3. Log output is written to:


      If the configuration fails, verify the values in the wkplc.properties, wkplc_dbdomain.properties, and wkplc_dbtype.properties files and then repeat this step.

  6. If dbdomain.DbRuntimeUser is set that user must have sufficient database user privileges:

    1. To manually grant database user privileges:

      1. Copy the appropriate template files to a work directory:

        • createRuntimeRoleForDifferentSchema.sql

          If the name of the database user and the schema name are not the same.

        • createRuntimeRoleForSameSchema.sql

          If the name of the database user and the schema name are the same.

        Files are in the following directories, where dbms is the database management system, and domain represents the database domains we are configuring (release, customization, community, jcr, feedback, and likeminds):

        • PORTAL_HOME/base/wp.db.impl/config/templates/setupdb/dbms/domain

        • PORTAL_HOME/pzn/prereq.pzn/config/templates/setupdb/dbms/domain

        JCR database domain: For the JCR database domain, copy grantPermissionsToRuntimeRoleStatic.sql from the following directory:

        PORTAL_HOME/jcr/wp.content.repository.install/config/templates/setupdb/dbms/jcr/grantPermissionsToRuntimeRoleStatic.sql .

      2. Replace all placeholder values with the values as defined in wkplc_dbdomain.properties. Placeholder values are surrounded by the character @.

      3. Execute the SQL statements.

    2. Grant database user privileges:

      1. Ensure the database administrator user ID is specified for domain.DBA.DbUser in...


        For example, domain.DBA.DbUser=dbadmin.

        • ./ConfigEngine.sh grant-runtime-db-user-privileges -DTransferDomainList=release,customization,community,etc...

        You only need to add -DTransferDomainList when granting privileges across specific domains.

  7. To create JMS resources in the new database...

      ./ConfigEngine.sh create-jcr-jms-resources-post-dbxfer -DWasPassword=foo

    Regardless of the method used to transfer data (configuration wizard or the steps in this topic), you must run this task to create JMS resources.

  8. cd WP_PROFILE/bin

  9. Start the WebSphere Portal server.

  10. Update the SQL Server 2005 statistics for Portal, and JCR databases by opening SQL Server Management Studio, selecting New Query, and running: use db_name exec sp_updatestats @resample='resample';

If you have additional nodes already configured, compare the following file on all nodes with the file from the primary node. Ensure all instances of the file are identical:

If the files are not identical, copy icm.properties from the primary node on which you ran the database-transfer task to the node.

  1. Stop the portal server on the secondary nodes.

  2. Copy


    from the primary node and replace icm.properties on the secondary nodes.

  3. Start the portal server on the secondary nodes.

Parent: AIX stand-alone: Set up a SQL Server database
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