Migrate EventLog Analyzer Data from MySQL to MSSQL Database
Post database change steps for Managed Server :
- When the Managed Server is installed, it is registered with Admin Server as Managed Server with MySQL. If the database of the Managed Server is changed from MySQL to MSSQL, it has to be re-registered with Admin Server as Managed Server with MSSQL.
- After changing the database, when the Managed Server is started as application, it will prompt the user to re-register with the Admin Server.
- After changing the database, when the Managed Server is started as service, there will not be any prompt to re-register. The user has to ensure that the Managed Server is re-registered with the Admin Server.
EventLog Analyzer allows users to migrate the existing EventLog Analyzer data available in MySQL database to MSSQL database.
This procedure is applicable only if you are already using EventLog Analyzer with MySQL and you want to change the database to MSSQL.
If you want to configure the MSSQL for fresh installation of EventLog Analyzer server, please refer the Configuring MSSQL Database page and follow the procedure given there.
The steps to migrate and run the Eventlog Analyzer server with SQL SERVER as the database is given below:
Stop the Eventlog Analyzer Server/Service.
Invoke the <Eventlog Analyzer Home>tools backUpDatabase.bat in command prompt to backup the data available in the MySQL database and wait till the data backup is completed. By default, the backup file will be stored under <Eventlog Analyzer Home>/backup directory with the file name like 'backup_eventlog_<Build_Number>_MM_DD_YYYY_hh_mm.data'.
From the installed MS SQLSERVER, copy the files bcp.exe and bcp.rll to <Eventlog Analyzer Home>/bin folder.
Invoke the <Eventlog Analyzer Home>/tools changeDBServer.bat in command prompt to configure the MSSQL SERVER credentials like ServerName, Port, UserName and Password.
Database Setup Wizard pops-up.
In the wizard screen, choose the Server Type as SQL Server. Enter the Host Name and Port of the SQL Server. Select the instance from the available SQL Server Instances.
1. Ensure that the server browser service is enabled as it provides information about the SQL Server instances.
2. Ensure that TCP/IP are enabled under protocols in the SQL Sever Configuration Manager.
Select the authentication type using the "Connect Using:" options.
The options are:
- Windows Authentication
- SQL Server Authentication
For Windows Authentication, enter the Domain Name, User Name and Password. Ensure that both EventLog Analyzer server and SQL Server are in the same domain and logged in with the same Domain Administrator account.
For SQL Server Authentication, enter the User Name and Password.
Click Test button to check whether the credentials are correct. If the test fails, the credentials may be wrong. Recheck and enter the correct credentials.
Click Save button to save the SQL Server configuration. Note that it will take a few minutes to configure the settings of the SQL Server database.
Invoke the <Eventlog Analyzer Home>/bin/run.bat to start the Eventlog Analyzer server in the command prompt.
After the server is started completely, stop the server by terminating the run.bat in the command prompt or invoke the <Eventlog Analyzer Home>/bin/shutdown.bat
Invoke the <Eventlog Analyzer Home>/tools/restoreDatabase.bat. Browse and select the created backup file. Now click on 'OK' and wait till the database is completely restored.
Executing the restoreDatabase.bat will delete the existing data, if any.
Start the Eventlog Analyzer Server/Service to work with the MSSQL SERVER as the database.
Note: You can also change the backup directory. Execute the batch file to backup by passing the absolute path of the directory as argument in the command prompt. Example command execution is shown below.
<Eventlog Analyzer Home>tools:>backUpDatabase.bat D:Mysql