Upgrading From Previous Versions

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Caution.pngImportant: The Repository installation is now part of Team Server and for the latest upgrade information, please see the Team Server wiki

Upgrade Checklist

  • Download ER/Studio Enterprise Upgrade. To download the most current release, go to the ER/Studio download page.
  • Review the ER/Studio ReadMe. For the most current installation and usage information, see the online version.
  • In case you need to upgrade Team Server/Repository to match the features available in your version of ER/Studio Data Architect, see Upgrading Team Server and Repository.

Notepad blue icon 2.pngNote: This procedure is for ER/Studio Enterprise installations only, which include the Repository. When you upgrade ER/Studio Data Architect, you must also upgrade ER/Studio Repository to correspond with the same build date as ER/Studio Data Architect.

License Enforcement - When working with the Repository, all users must use the same license type. ER/Studio now enforces this by marking the Repository as an Enterprise Team Edition Repository when a user with an Enterprise Team Edition license logs in. Subsequent log in attempts by users with a non-Team Edition license will not be allowed.

Preparing to Upgrade the Repository

  1. Ensure you have backed up all your .dm1 files.
  2. Check in all your diagrams and objects. If you try to check in a file from the previous version with the same name as a current file, the current file will become corrupted.
  3. Rename all local copies of Repository diagrams in the active file directory as follows:
    1. Choose Repository > Options.
    2. Make note of the Active File Directory.
    3. Switch to the Windows Explorer and rename all the diagrams in the Active File Directory.

Important Notes

  • Always back up the Repository database before upgrading.
  • You can install both the current version and an earlier version of ER/Studio Data Architect on the same workstation.

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