After some initial planning we are currently in the middle of migrating from TD 7.6 to QC 8.2. We have successfully set up QC in a mock test environment and set up the "MTOURS" project to get a feel for the new application. The issue that we now have is that we are attempting to run the Mercury migration tool and are unable to do so for a few reasons:
1) We receive "RPC service not available" when attempting to run the tool.
2) Because we were not the original installers of the TD7.6 application we have no access to the user that installed it to use that particular ID.
With this in mind we have or are attempting a manual upgrade. We do not have many projects to upgrade, about 7 as this application is only used by a few users and groups. We have a KB article on the Mercury site, in addition to opening a SR with Mercury and know that a manual migration can actually be done. The only downside to doing the manual migration is that the users, are not migrated over.
The issue that we are faced with now is that we have created a DB Server in QC that points to the existing TD 7.6 DB and we are able to see the tables from QC. Additionally we have updated and created a "dbid.xml" file and restored the first project that we'd like to upgrade. All of this is according to the posts and information received from Mercury and the KB.
After restoring the project in QC, we then attempt to Upgrade the project and receive "Upgrade does not support projects that were created with TestDirector version lower than 8.0". But how can this be if page 37 of the Administrator's Guide says that migrations can be done from 7.6 to QC.
Does anyone know a work around this problem. I'm thinking that if we update the value for "version" and "creat_version" to say '8.0' on this particular schema that we should then be able to continue with the upgrade process. Does anyone have any further advise or knowledge in this area?
When we did this, we had to do a two step migration, 7.6 - 8.0 & 8.0 - 8.2 I don't know of any work-a-round. One of the design engineers from Mercury did ours for us as we were a production candidate test site.
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