Having successfully upgraded our first dev server and updated our documentation, we were ready to upgrade our second dev server.
Our second dev server turned out to have a slightly different configuration than the first one. Our first attempt to upgrade failed and we found out the following, thanks to Cherif:
1) The same password should be used for several stanzas in the bb-config.properties file:
2) That same password should also be used for the following database accounts:
Or in “old money”:
3) That same password has to be forced into the database for two accounts:
SET DB_PASSWORD = 'password'
WHERE NAME = 1;
SET DB_PASS = 'password', STAT_DB_PASS = 'password'
WHERE PK1 = 1;
Once those passwords are set, run pushconfigupdates to ensure they are all set in the application. Then we’re in a good position to upgrade.
Following a ticket to Blackboard support we confirmed that
is no longer required with Java 1.8.
So we have removed that line from our bb-config.properties file.
Recurrence of Java log spam issue
In the bb-config.properties file. With this we could remove our previous fix.
We raised a ticket with Blackboard to see if there was a fix for the colour picker issue when setting the course menu colours described here: https://blackboard.secure.force.com/btbb_articleview?Id=kA339000000CefICAS There was indeed a fix. I won’t post it here, but you can get it from Blackboard.
Once we have successfully upgraded our preproduction service I’ll share our full implementation plan so far.
Next week we do our preprod upgrade!