We are sometimes asked the questions, “Should I upgrade RepliWeb in our ENOVIA SmarTeam Multi-Site / Multi-Vault environment?” and “If so, how should I do the upgrade?” These are reasonable questions since RepliWeb’s RDS product is currently on release 3.1.1 and the version historically provided with ENOVIA SmarTeam has been 2.6 (for the last couple of years). If you are using RDS version 2.6 or later with ENOVIA SmarTeam V5R19 or earlier, you do not need to upgrade as those versions have all the functionality you need for Multi-Site and Multi-Vault replication. However, if you’re using a version of RDS prior to 2.6, you should upgrade to at least 2.6 for support reasons. With ENOVIA SmarTeam V5R20, the supported/certified version of RepliWeb RDS is less clear – it may still be 2.6, or it may have moved up to 3.0 – Dassault has not been clear on the subject. If needed, the “how-to” for upgrading RepliWeb RDS is pretty straightforward.
RDS uses configuration files to store settings for its operation. These configuration files are made up of template files and container files that haven’t changed since version 2.1 of RDS. The paths of the configuration files are:
Template File Path
Container File Path
Before installing a new version of RepliWeb RDS, copy the configuration files in the directories above to a separate location just to be safe. To upgrade RepliWeb RDS, run the newer version’s installer and follow the prompts. The installation will replace the older version but keep the existing configuration intact. If problems occur during installation that require the removal of the RDS software, the backed-up configuration files can be copied into place after a fresh installation. If you have questions about RepliWeb RDS for ENOVIA SmarTeam Multi-Vault and Multi-Site, please contact us.