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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 17.0.4

Added Support for Latest SQL Server and Oracle Versions

What's New in DB Change Manager 17.0.3

Fixed Issues

What's New in DB Change Manager 17.0.2

Updated Version

What's New in DB Change Manager 17.0.0

Updated Licensing

Updated Installer

Removed Support for InterBase, Firebird

Removed Auto-Update and Install New Software features from Help Menu

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

IDERA on the Web

What's New in DB Change Manager 17.0.4

added support for latest sql server and oracle versions

DB Change Manager 17.0.4 adds support for SQL Server 2019 and Oracle 19c.

What's New in DB Change Manager 17.0.3

Fixed Issues

There are no new features in DB Change Manager 17.0.3. This release does include fixed issues that you may review in Bug Fixes.

What's New in DB Change Manager 17.0.2

Updated version

DB Change Manager 17.0.2 is simply an update to the version number.

What's New in DB Change Manager 17.0.0

Updated Licensing

DB Change Manager includes a new licensing process to bring it into standard with the rest of the DB PowerStudio products.

Updated installer

The installer for DB Change Manager now:

·        verifies that a supported version of Windows OS exists on the machine before continuing with the installation

·        offers offline .MSI files for installation

Removed Support for Interbase, Firebird

DB Change Manager no longer supports InterBase or Firebird.

Removed Auto-Update and Install New Software features from Help Menu

This version of DB Change Manager includes an update Help Menu that no longer includes Auto-Update and Install New Software options.

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 17.0 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), 2016+ (16.5), and 16.6 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 17.0 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 installation. No upgrade process is required to move from 6.x installations to DB Change Manager 17.0.
NOTE: You do not have to upgrade to 5.6, and then to DB Change Manager 17.0. 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), 16.6, or 17.0

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), 16.6, or 17.0.

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 17.0 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 17.0.

Upgrading from Version CMSchema 4.0 or CMData/Config 4.0 to DB Change Manager 17.0

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), 16.6, or 17.0.

Known Issues

Bug

Description

DBMS

SC-14764

Errors coming up for schema comparison job movies_dev to movies_prod

Oracle

SC-14757

Configuration compare job save does not work – lose all work.

Oracle

SC-14626

NullPointer exception while generating report once Schema Archive Job completed

 

Bug Fixes

 

There are no bug fixes included in DB Change Manager 17.0.4.

 

Customer-reported bugs fixed for the DB Change Manager 17.0.3 release:

Bug

Description

DBMS

SC-14760

“Data source name cannot exceed more than 30 characters” in Change Manager and DBOptimizer.

SC-14775

Stored procedures marked as not matching but no differences shown

SQL Server

 

There are no bug fixes included in DB Change Manager 17.0.2.

 

Customer-reported bugs fixed for the DB Change Manager 17.0.0 release:

Bug

Description

DBMS

SC-14729

DBCM displays a dialog during shutdown due to null pointer error

SC-14728

DBCM displays a dialog during shutdown due to thread error

 

SC-14725

DBCM hangs when shutting down and having to save a data mask job

Additional Resources

Licensing Your IDERA Product

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IDERA Technical Support

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We encourage you to open technical support cases via the Customer Support Center. For additional information about IDERA Technical Support, visit the Support section of our Web site.

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