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ReadMe Last Published: May 9, 2017. Any updates to these notes will be available at https://www.idera.com/support/productdocuments.


Thank you for using IDERA DB Change Manager! Its compare, synchronization, data masking, and auditing capabilities let you track and report on changes, roll out new releases, and pinpoint performance problems resulting from changes to the data, schema, and database configurations. By comparing a live database to a schema or configuration “snapshot” administrators can quickly identify changes and correct problems. By monitoring configuration settings, DBAs can ensure compliance with regulatory policies and performance standards, and maintain overall database performance and availability.

What's New in DB Change Manager

Newly-Supported Platforms

Requirements

System Requirements

DBMS Support

Release Notes

Upgrade Notes

Known Issues

Bug Fixes

Additional Resources

Licensing Your IDERA Product

IDERA Product Support

IDERA Technical Support

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What's New in DB Change Manager

Newly-supported platforms

DB Change Manager now supports DB2 for LUW 11 and Sybase 16.x.

Requirements

System Requirements

DB Change Manager requires the following:

Supported Operating Systems

DB Change Manager is supported on the following operating systems (32- and 64-bit):

Supported Database Platforms

DB Change Manager is supported on the following DBMS platforms and versions:

* For these databases, DB Change Manager supports a subset of this database version’s features/functions.

Release Notes

Upgrade Notes

·         DB Change Manager 16.6 should be installed in a different directory than 4.x, 5.x, 6.0.x, 6.1, 6.2, 6.3.x, 2016 (6.3.3), and 2016+ (16.5) versions. If DB Change Manager is installed in the same directory, the following error will result at application start up: "Unable to read workbench state. Workbench UI layout will be reset."

·         If one of the conflicting versions is already installed on your machine, either change the default Workspace or delete all files from the Workspace directory. The Workspace directory location appears whenever you start DB Change Manager and can be redefined from this dialog box. If the same Workspace is indicated for the new version, as was indicated previously, the following error will result: "Cannot restore workbench layout."

·         If DB Change Manager is already running, you can also modify the Workspace directory by choosing File > Switch Workspace > Other from the Main menu.

·         The format in which schema comparisons are saved has changed in 6.x. Use the import feature to import pre-6.0 schema comparison jobs.

·         DB Change Manager 2016+ provides an upgrade process for moving jobs and other information from an existing DB Change Manager 4.0, 5.0, 5.1.x, 5.5.x or 5.6 installations. No upgrade process is required to move from 6.x installations to DB Change Manager 2016+ (16.5).
NOTE: You do not have to upgrade to 5.6 and then to DB Change Manager 2016+ (16.5). The import procedure is the same.

Upgrading from Version 5.0, 5.1.x, 5.5.x or 5.6 to DB Change Manager 2016 (6.3.3), 2016+ (16.5), or 16.6

All objects can be imported from version 5.0, 5.1.x, 5.5.x or 5.6 to DB Change Manager 2016 (6.3.3), 2016+ (16.5), or 16.6.

To upgrade from 5.0, 5.1.x, 5.5.x or 5.6:

1.     Make sure that the earlier product is not running and that no command line jobs are being processed.

2.     Install and run DB Change Manager 16.6 in a different directory than the previous installation.

3.     The Welcome to DB Change Manager dialog opens with the Setup and Import data sources, jobs, and settings from a previous version import options selected.

4.     Click Get Started to launch the Import Wizard. Alternatively, you can launch the Import Wizard from the main menu:

o    Select File > Import.

o    Select Change Manager Workspace from the IDERA group and click Next.

5.     Select the version of DB Change Manager from which to import.

6.     Select the location of your DB Change Manager workspace. The default value is the default workspace, so you need only change this value if you configured DB Change Manager to store the workspace in a custom location.

7.     The wizard imports the items from the previous DB Change Manager version. Click Next to continue through each step of the wizard.

8.     Click Finish. The jobs are imported to DB Change Manager 16.6.

Upgrading from Version CMSchema 4.0 or CMData/Config 4.0 to DB Change Manager 16.6

The following objects can be imported from version 4.0:

The following objects cannot be imported from version 4.0:

NOTE: 4.0 should remain installed to access any archives and reports.

To upgrade from CM Schema 4.0:

1.     To import schema comparison jobs from 4.0, obtain and install cmschema_40_932_upgrade.exe from your IDERA Technical Support representative.

2.     Run cmschema_40_932_upgrade.exe to convert the schema component jobs from version 4.0 to 5.0, which uses an XML-based format.

3.     Follow the steps as described in the previous section, Upgrading from Version 5.0, 5.1.x, 5.5.x or 5.6 to DB Change Manager 2016 (6.3.3), 2016+ (16.5), or 16.6.

Known Issues

General

Schema Comparison

Data Comparison

Bug Fixes

Customer-reported bugs fixed for the DB Change Manager 16.6 release:

Bug

Description

DBMS

SC-14615

[Data comparison] SQL 2014 databases are not populated

SQL Server

SC-14533

Support for DB2 for LUW 10.5

DB2 for LUW

SC-14716

Database drop-down list is grayed out on Target datasource

Sybase ASE

 

There are no bug fixes included in DB Change Manager 2016+ (16.5).

 

Customer-reported bugs fixed for the DB Change Manager 2016 (6.3.3) release:

Bug

Description

DBMS

SC-14595

Schema Compare - Triggers and Logical Foreign Keys failures.

Sybase ASE

SC-14594

Column Width Archive Issue.

SQL Server

SC-14591

Identity Columns are not correctly Extracted when Archiving a Database.

SQL Server

SC-14584

Schema archive job creates incorrect SQL for a view with column level permissions.

Sybase ASE

SC-14580

Schema Comparison - SYS.INSERT_TSN_LIST$ is not found in some cases.

Oracle

SC-14567

Case # 00425065: Schema Compare - Missing Comparison Configurations.

Oracle

SC-14565

Owners are not populated in refinements tab.

Oracle

SC-14553

Case # 00413533 - Table difference being reported when there are no differences.

Oracle

SC-14547

Ability to include > 10000 objects in a Schema Report.

All

SC-14524

Schema archive job creates incorrect SQL for a view with column level permissions.

Sybase ASE

 Customer-reported bugs fixed for the DB Change Manager 2016 (6.3.1) release:

Bug

Description

DBMS

SC-14489

Linux - Error when generating configuration archive report.

All

SC-14490

Incorrect order of statements in the Synch Script.

SQL Server

SC-14491

Support to ignore object comments for SQL Server on schema comparison.

SQL Server

SC-14495

Data-synch job start but makes no progress after 4+ hours.

SQL Server

SC-14498

Automatic sync - The progress between sync summary and sync results is not the same.

MySQL

 Customer-reported bugs fixed for the DB Change Manager 2016 (6.3) release:

Bug

Description

DBMS

SC-14281

[Schema Comparison Job] Procedures showing "Don't Match" but when click View Differences, there are no differences.

Sybase

SC-14289

[Schema Comparison Job] when there is an ALTER procedure after the creation. ANSI_NULLS and QUOTED_IDENTIFIER have been turned off.

SQL Server

SC-14463

[MSSQLServer] Length of User Defined Datatype in Database Objects is twice [nchar nvarchar].

SQL Server

SC-14470

Incorrect comparison of User Defined Types.

SQL Server

Additional Resources

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