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Backing Up the Existing Signalware Configuration


To back up the existing Signalware 9 configuration:

  1. Retrieve your Signalware LSN number, which can be used to track the license.

    To view your Signalware LSN number, execute:

    $ cat ULCM_Signalware_9_license.lic | grep LSN

    The system responds with the LSN number. Record it.

  2. Back up your license file (/etc/ULCM_Signalware_9_license.lic) by copying it to a safe location.

    The Signalware license is tied to the workstation by a unique host identification code, so if you use a different chassis as the new server, you must obtain a new or reissued license for that chassis.

    You cannot physically transfer license files from one chassis to another, but you can save and restore them to a new installation on the same chassis.

  3. Convert any rc (recently changed) files to db files using the MML BACKUP-NODE command.

    1. Make sure that Signalware is running.

    2. Change directories to $OMNI_HOME/bin and run the swmml utility.

    3. From within swmml run BACKUP-NODE.

    4. In another window, look in $OMNI_HOME/CE NAME/dffile for a file named that is time stamped with the date and time you ran the BACKUP-NODE command.

    5. Type exit to close swmml.

    To learn more about BACKUP-NODE, at a system prompt, execute:


  4. Use the DFcat command to save the contents of the following files to a safe place such as a directory on the new server, a network file system, or a CD.

    These files are in the $OMNI_HOME/CENAME/dffile directory:

    • cestart. $SHM

    • archive.NODENAME. $SHM .date

    • db.nodename.mtp. $SHM .pri

    • db.nodename.sccp. $SHM .pri

    Where $SHM represents the value of the environment variable.

    For example:

    $OMNI_HOME/bin/DFcat cestart. $SHM >SAFE_PLACE/cestart. $SHM