1 Learn About Migrating to Oracle Cloud Infrastructure

Learn about how to migrate your existing Oracle Analytics Cloud - Classic instances to Oracle Cloud Infrastructure using a snapshot.

Note:

This Guide describes how to migrate your content from Oracle Cloud Infrastructure - Classic to any region on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure, using a snapshot. An alternative tool called Application Migration is available from the Oracle Cloud Infrastructure console. Application Migration can discover your Oracle Analytics Cloud - Classic instances, create Oracle Analytics Cloud instances on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure, and migrate your content. Application Migration is available only in specific Oracle Cloud Infrastructure regions. To find out whether Application Migration is available in your region and how to use this tool, see Overview of Application Migration in the Oracle Cloud Infrastructure documentation.

About the Migration Scope

Before migrating Oracle Analytics Cloud - Classic instances to Oracle Cloud Infrastructure, consider the scope and constraints of this migration path.

Summary

  • Migration scenarios covered in this Guide
    • Source Oracle Analytics Cloud - Classic instance: Data Visualization or Business Intelligence

    • Source Oracle Analytics Cloud - Classic instance: 5.3 or later

    • Source identity management: Oracle Identity Cloud Service (Cloud accounts) or embedded LDAP server (traditional accounts)
    • Target Oracle Analytics Cloud instance: 5.3 or later
  • Not covered in the Guide
    • Oracle Analytics Cloud - Classic instances deployed with Essbase
    • Database migration

Migration scenarios covered in this Guide

With Oracle Analytics Cloud - Classic, you can deploy services with several different feature sets:

  • Data Visualization
  • Business Intelligence (includes Data Visualization)
  • Essbase

This Guide only describes how to migrate services deployed with Data Visualization or Business Intelligence. Before you start migration, Oracle recommends that you patch your service on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Classic with the latest available version. The migration tools you need aren't available in earlier versions.

You can verify the current version of your source and target environments in Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Console. If you're not sure, check with your administrator.

Not covered in this Guide

This Guide doesn’t describe how to migrate Oracle Analytics Cloud - Classic instances deployed with the Essbase or non-Oracle Analytics Cloud artifacts, such as associated databases, security configuration, and so on. You must migrate non-Oracle Analytics Cloud artifacts separately or re-create them on the target instance.

About the Migration Task Flow

You use migration tools to migrate Oracle Analytics Cloud - Classic instances on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Classic to Oracle Cloud Infrastructure. Before you start the migration, you need to prepare and set up a target Oracle Analytics Cloud instance on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure. Here's what you need to do.

Prepare to Migrate

Task Description More Information
Plan your new service Plan your Oracle Analytics Cloud deployment on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure. Think about what you want before you start.

Plan Your Service on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure

Complete your order and sign in to your Oracle Cloud account

You must have a subscription for Oracle Analytics Cloud (or Oracle Analytics Cloud Subscription) to create services on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure.

As Cloud Account Administrator, you can complete all setup tasks.

Sign In For the First Time

Migrate users and groups

  • Migrate users and groups from Oracle Identity Cloud Service
  • Migrate users and roles from embedded WebLogic LDAP
Reconfigure single-sign on (Optional) If SAML Single Sign-on (SSO) is configured in your source environment using samlssodocker, set up SSO in your target environment between your identity provider and Oracle Identity Cloud Service.

Add an Identity Provider

Integrating Oracle Identity Cloud Service with Microsoft Active Directory Federation Services

Integrate Oracle Identity Cloud Service with other identity providers
(Optional) Use Oracle Identity Cloud Service in your target environment to integrate with your identity provider. For example:
  • Reconcile Microsoft Active Directory with Oracle Identity Cloud Service

  • Configure Oracle Identity Manager and synchronize users with Oracle Identity Cloud Service

  • Configure Office 365 users with Oracle Identity Cloud Service

Create a service on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Create an Oracle Analytics Cloud instance with the required size and shape on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure.

If you subscribe through Universal Credits, create the service with Oracle Analytics Cloud on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (Gen 2).

If you have a non-metered subscription, create the service with Oracle Analytics Cloud Subscription.

Create a Service with Oracle Analytics Cloud

Create a Service with Oracle Analytics Cloud Subscription

Verify your service Verify that your service is up and running on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure and that you can sign in. Verify Your Service and Sign In
Reconfigure connections to your data

Update connection information on the target Oracle Analytics Cloud instance.

If your data is stored in a database on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Classic you must move the data to Oracle Cloud Infrastructure.

Connect to Your Data
Add the IP address of your service to allowlists If you registered the IP address of your Oracle Analytics Cloud - Classic instances in any data source allowlists, you must perform this task again for the new Oracle Analytics Cloud instance on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure. Find the IP or Host Name of Your Oracle Analytics Cloud Instance

Migrate Your Service

Task Description More Information
Understand snapshot options Understand what you can include or exclude when you take a snapshot.

Understand Snapshot Options

Check your target is ready for migration and take a backup Verify that the required users and roles are available in your target service and take a snapshot in case you need to roll back. Back Up Your Target Service Before Migration

Take a snapshot of the source

Capture the content you want to migrate on the source system.

Take a Snapshot on the Source

Download the snapshot locally

Download the snapshot that you want to migrate to your local file system.

Download the Snapshot

Edit database connections

(Only if you migrated your data from Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Classic to Oracle Cloud Infrastructure)

Extract the data model file (RPD) from the snapshot (BAR), add the new connection string, and then upload the updated data model to the target system.

Edit Connections and Upload Data Model

Upload the snapshot to the target

Sign in to the target system and upload the snapshot.

Upload the Snapshot on the Target

Restore the snapshot content

Select the newly uploaded snapshot in the list of saved snapshots and restore the content in the snapshot.

Restore the Snapshot on the Target

Migrate data files

(Only if the restore process fails due to connection issues)

Use the Data Migration utility to migrate and restore data files from another environment.

Migrate File-based Data

Reconfigure data replication connections

(Only if you migrated replicated data from Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Classic to Oracle Cloud Infrastructure)

Verify that the replicated tables and the required system tables exist on the new target database, and then edit the data replication connections to point to the new database.

Move Replicated Data to a Different Target Database

Reconfigure service settings Verify various administrative settings on the target service.

Configure Service Settings

Activate deliveries

Disable deliveries on the source service and start delivering content from the target service.

Restore and Enable Delivery Schedules

(Optional) Migrate other snapshots Download individual snapshots that you want to migrate and then upload them to your target environment, as required.

Download Snapshots

Upload Snapshots

Complete Post-Migration Tasks

Task Description More Information
Test the migrated service Check the content you migrated is available on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure and everything works as you expect. Test Your Migrated Service
Clean up services on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Classic Remove any resources that you don't need. Clean Up Infrastructure and Platform Resources in Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Classic

About the Migration Tools

You use a snapshot to migrate your Oracle Analytics Cloud - Classic instance to Oracle Cloud Infrastructure. In certain situations, you might also use the Data Migration Utility or Developer Client Tool.

  • Snapshots: Migrates your content, file-based data, and settings from your Oracle Analytics Cloud - Classic instance to Oracle Cloud Infrastructure.
  • Data Migration Utility: Migrates your file-based data to Oracle Cloud Infrastructure. Only required if network connectivity or storage access issues prevents data file migration with the snapshot.
  • Developer Client Tool for Oracle Analytics Cloud: Download the latest client tool to modify connection information for your data models before you migrate to Oracle Cloud Infrastructure. Only required if you move your data from Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Classic to Oracle Cloud Infrastructure.