The application server and Process Scheduler domains exist within PS_CFG_HOME directory structure. You replicate both of these server elements by using the Replicate Config Home option in PSADMIN. The Replicate Config Home option enables you to clone a PS_CFG_HOME to a second location using PSADMIN internal functions to ensure that the environment is correct and cloned domains are readily bootable. The destination PS_CFG_HOME can reside on the same or a separate host. PSADMIN accounts for and modifies any host-specific settings and omits files that do not require cloning, such as log files.
This feature enables you to create a PS_CFG_HOME containing all the required domains that is reliable, tuned, and configured correctly for your site and deploy it to multiple locations across the enterprise. Replicating PS_CFG_HOME can be useful in a variety of scenarios, such as creating:
Note: When replicating a source PS_CFG_HOME, PSADMIN overwrites the destination PS_CFG_HOME and any domains currently existing within it. If the destination PS_CFG_HOME contains domains, PSADMIN alerts you before proceeding.
Note: PS_CFG_HOME/data is also copied from the source PS_CFG_HOME to the destination PS_CFG_HOME.
Note: File cache is also replicated in the destination PS_CFG_HOME. Consider that replicating a PS_CFG_HOME with 30 domains with file cache will take longer to copy over a network to a remote host than replicating a PS_CFG_HOME with two domains and no cache.
Important! Using the PSADMIN replication feature is not designed to support replication from one operating system to another. For example, you cannot configure a domain on UNIX and then replicate that domain on a Windows server. You can replicate between environments on the same operating system platform only.
To replicate a PS_CFG_HOME:
Set PS_CFG_HOME to reflect the destination PS_CFG_HOME location.
Select 5) Replicate Config Home from the PeopleSoft Server Administration menu.
-------------------------------- PeopleSoft Server Administration -------------------------------- 1) Application Server 2) Process Scheduler 3) Search Server 4) Service Setup 5) Replicate Config Home q) Quit Command to execute (1-5, q): 5
When prompted, enter the location of the destination PS_CFG_HOME and press ENTER.
When the process completes, verify the contents of the destination PS_CFG_HOME.
Use PSADMIN to make any adjustments to the replicated domain environment information as needed.
For example, consider the following items for the new host:
database connectivity software location.
file system settings
(if replicating to the same machine) JSL and WSL port conflicts