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What are some of the pain points when migrating data from ARIS 7.0 to ARIS 7.1? Would some one like to share? eg. configuration, customized symbols/ models, scripts.

by Claudio Menezes
Posted on Tue, 10/13/2009 - 21:05

Hi Rupesh,

The migration shouldn't be a hassle at all. The databases and scripts are converted using the converter tools available with ARIS. The customized symbols will be migrated with your filters. If you have ARIS connected to a Oracle or SQL Server DB systems, you'll need to create new instances/tablespaces for the new ARIS version.



by Rick Bosworth
Posted on Wed, 10/14/2009 - 02:50

I agree, there were some problems early on but they were all taken care of long ago.

by Weerakhan Tantiphaiboontana
Posted on Fri, 10/16/2009 - 18:25

Based on our experience from 7.02 to, you'll definitely need better hw at least at recommended spec. If you use a lot of user-defined attributes, you should check them thoroughly as well. In our case, we found one user-defined attribute that was distorted from the previous version and we could not correct it. After we made any changes, the system always reset values back to what it was firstly imported. In the end, we decided to delete that attribute and re-create another one on 7.1 as substitution and everything works fine. I think the problem should be corrected with later release.

by Thierry Caro
Posted on Mon, 10/19/2009 - 16:26

We migrated smoothly from 7.0.2 to 7.1.0  After a restore, all the 30 or 40 databases popped up on 7.1 with all attributes. Issues came with the scripts and the Bus. Publisher customization.

At the time, we had few scripts (reports & macros) so it was OK to rewrite and the script editor includes top-notch facilities to debug & test.

With regards to Bus. Publisher, the migration took a lot more time, as the new layouts did not work the same way. There is a certain amount of similarities between 7.02 and 7.1, but it does not migrate easily, and there is no Bus. Publisher debug & test environment (to my knowledge).

Your migration will highly depends upon your local customization: if you have a lot, make provision for a test system. 

As far as performance is concerned, I did not find a big difference. The 7.1 platform exploits very well a multi-processor machine running 64-bits.  

by Derek H
Posted on Tue, 12/01/2009 - 13:01

Hi ,

I am new to ARIS and looking for some advise on how to upgrade ARIS.

We are currently using ARIS 7.02( Business Server in SQL Server 2005 database and Business Publisher on derby database) . Now we would like to upgrade them to ARIS7.1.

The current ARIS7.02 data resides under system database ARIS70 and schema ARIS70. Looks like the new ARIS7.1 will put itself under a new database ARIS71 and a new schema.

I didnot find the upgrade steps in the installation documents. Following are what we plan to  do:

 1. Export current ARIS database to *.adb files in Business Architect.

 2. Execute ARIS7.1 inst.bat to create new database/schema ARIS71 in the old database instance.

 3. Install Business Server / Business publisher 7.1

 4. Execute ARIS Converter7.1 to convert configuration data.

 5. Restore the *. adb files

 6. uninstall old Business Server 7.02/ BP 7.02

 7. drop old ARIS70 system database in SQL Server.

Are above the correct approach? Can you please share some of your upgrade experience ?



by Claudio Menezes
Posted on Wed, 12/02/2009 - 16:02

Hi Derek,

You got the right approach. I would only consider creating the new ARIS 7.1 database/schema in a new instance as well.

Besides that, only drop the ARIS70 after you're sure that the 7.02 environment is no longer needed.

Usually during the migration, you have a test environment for the 7.1 version, and afterwards once everything was checked by the users you can move the ARIS 7.1 to production.



by Claudio Menezes
Posted on Thu, 12/03/2009 - 14:32

Last but not least, you should also use the backupconfig command via ARIS Admintool to backup all the ARIS configuration of your ARIS 7.0

In the ARIS 7.1 environment, use the restoreconfig command also via ARIS Admintool.

You can get information about this 2 commands in the Administration Guide of ARIS.

by Derek H
Posted on Mon, 12/07/2009 - 18:17

In reply to by m.sandford

Hi Claudio,

Thanks for your information.

Regards backing up and restoring the ARIS data, what's its relationship with the Converter?

Shouldn't I just run ARIS Converter7.1 to transfer user databases and configuration databases from 7.02 system to 7.1 system? Can you please explain why I still need to run the backup/restore against the database?




by Sunil T
Posted on Fri, 04/23/2010 - 14:38

In reply to by m.sandford



Based on a property/attribtue (e.g. designation) of a Person entry in LDAP  - is it possible to map it to a ARIS group.

So for e.g If an employee is promoted and should be given access to more models. Our organization maintain an attribute in which designation of each employee is stored.


Would highly appreciate any inputs/suggestion to above?




by Claudio Menezes
Posted on Mon, 12/07/2009 - 20:12


The ARIS Converter will convert only the ARIS database (.adb files), whereas the backupconfig/restoreconfig commands will take care of the ARIS method (symbols, filters, templates, etc.)

by Martin Schröder
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Posted on Thu, 04/28/2011 - 16:44

Hello Sunil,

as far as I know on Aris Business Server you can only map LDAP user attributes to Aris user attributes when importing from LDAP.

Maybe you can make use of the optional feature of Aris Business Server that allows for automatic import (kind of self-registration) of specified LDAP group members. If you specify an LDAP group for each Aris user group and "promote" the LDAP user entries according to their designations, the next time they login to an Aris DB they will be imported automatically into the new Aris user group. I am not sure, though, how their previous Aris group membership will be handled.

Regards, Martin


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