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Installing TestTrack Upgrades in a Test Environment

Article ID: 527  |  Last updated: 29 Dec, 2014

Before upgrading TestTrack to a new version in your production environment, you may want to install it in a test environment. You can use a copy of projects from your production environment in the test environment to evaluate new features, estimate downtime required to upgrade, and make sure no issues occur during the upgrade.

The following instructions assume that TestTrack is already installed in the test environment. If it is not, install TestTrack before performing the following steps.

Note: Do not copy TestTrack databases back into the production environment after using them in the test environment or you will lose project data.

TestTrack native databases

  1. Stop the TestTrack Server in the production and test environments.
  2. Copy the TTServDb directory from TestTrack Server computer in the production environment to TestTrack Server computer in the test environment. By default, the TTServDb directory is in the TestTrack application directory. Overwrite the existing directory on the test computer.
  3. Start the production TestTrack Server.
  4. Upgrade TestTrack to the new version in the test environment. See the TestTrack installation help for more information.

Oracle, PostgreSQL, and SQL Server databases

  1. Stop the TestTrack Server in the production and test environments.
  2. In the production environment, perform a full backup of the project database to use in the test environment.
  3. Copy the project directory from TestTrack Server computer in the production environment to TestTrack Server computer in the test environment. Projects are stored in the TTServDb directory, which is stored in the TestTrack application directory by default. You can also create a new project directory in the TTServDb directory if you do not need file attachments from TestTrack to perform your testing.
  4. Start the production TestTrack Server.
  5. Create a new database in the RDBMS.
  6. Restore the project database backup to the new database.
  7. If you use SQL Server, create a system DSN that points to the new database.
  8. Start the TestTrack Server in the test environment.
  9. Start the TestTrack Server Admin Utility in the test environment.
  10. If you use SQL Server, add a new RDBMS connection using the system DSN you created. Click Server Options, select the RDBMS Connections category, and click Add.
  11. Add the projects to the test server. Click Projects and then click Add Existing.
  12. Stop the TestTrack Server in the test environment.
  13. Upgrade TestTrack to the new version in the test environment. See the TestTrack installation help for more information.
Article ID: 527  |   Last updated: 29 Dec, 2014
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