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Business objects releases, patches and upgrades


We are Installing and configuring of business objects releases, patches and upgrades


When upgrading or installing patches for bo 4.0 to 4.1 what servers need to be left running and stop or disable

What other measure need to be taken before proceeding

Any other information will be very help full



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  • Posted on Oct 07, 2016 at 01:56 AM

    Why only SP5? There are higher SP released for 4.1 or even 4.2 SP3 is available with more features and bg fixes. BI4 SP5 is 1.5 years old release. i would suggest to go with SP8 on 4.1 or 4.2 SP3.

    If you plan to upgrade to 4.1 latest SP8, you need to stop all the services except CMS, do the upgrade.

    If you have plans to upgrade 4.2, it is not necessary to shut down the services while install is caching. Check below links for upgrade steps.

    [BI 4.2 SP3+] Step by Step PHASE-WISE Installation in SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) platform 4.2 when u…

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  • Posted on Oct 07, 2016 at 05:05 AM

    Hi Jamie,

    You can do an upgrade with all the server Running, The installer itself will stop and start the services.

    Just to be on safe side.

    Please take backup of

    1) Filestore

    2) CMS Dtabase

    3) BIAR file of the Reports

    Wish you all the Luck



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  • Posted on Oct 07, 2016 at 10:50 AM


    The most first step is to make FULL back-up of your existing system:

    • CMS Database
    • Audit Database
    • FileStore Directory
    • Data Directory
    • If using AD Auth, also backup Tomcat WebApps Config folder & Tomcat Java Parameters

    I would also suggest going either BI 4.2 SP2 &/or BI 4.1 SP8, they are the most stable service pack releases, process as follow:

    • Make sure you have at-least 20-30Gigs free on BI4 install directory
    • Prior to starting make sure Administrator Password is complex
    • SIA MUST be running
    • Start the BI 4.2.2 &/or BI 4.1.8 Platform Update
    • Follow the screens
    • Install any other additional add-ons (Explorer, Lumira BIP, Design Studio BIP, ..)



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