This chapter describes how to move Oracle Business Intelligence between environments. You can move Oracle Business Intelligence to a new environment or from a test to a production environment, as described in the following list:
You can move (or migrate) Oracle Business Intelligence to a new environment by re-creating an existing Oracle BI system in a different location to the one in which it was originally installed. The objective is to re-create an identical deployment on different hardware.
You might want to move to a new environment for the following reasons:
To move the system as a whole onto more powerful hardware.
To move to a different operating system.
To move into a different physical location.
Moving is sometimes performed after a system has been upgraded. (For complete information on upgrade and associated tasks, see Oracle Fusion Middleware Upgrade Guide for Oracle Business Intelligence.)
Moving from a test environment to a production environment involves the following:
Developing and testing applications in a test environment and then rolling out the test applications (and optionally test data), in the production environment on the same operating system. This can also include moving from a single- to a multiple-computer environment.
Moving repositories. (For complete information on moving repositories, see "Managing the Repository Lifecycle in a Multiuser Development Environment" in Oracle Fusion Middleware Metadata Repository Builder's Guide for Oracle Business Intelligence Enterprise Edition.)
You cannot move from a test environment to a production environment if you installed Oracle Business Intelligence using the Simple Install type.
For detailed information about both moving to a new environment and moving from a test environment to a production environment, see "Moving Oracle Business Intelligence to a Target Environment" in Oracle Fusion Middleware Administrator's Guide.
In addition, Oracle Business Intelligence supports whole server migration, in which a WebLogic Server instance is migrated to a different physical computer upon failure, either manually or automatically. For complete information, see the chapter on "Whole Server Migration" in Oracle Fusion Middleware Using Clusters for Oracle WebLogic Server and see "Configuring Server Migration for an Enterprise Deployment" in Oracle Fusion Middleware Enterprise Deployment Guide for Oracle Business Intelligence.