Fusion Research Database Utility User Manual v3_0

Fusion Research Database Utility User Manual v3_0
User Manual
Database Utility
HLA Fusion Research
Software
Version 3.0
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All of One Lambda software products are designed to assist personnel experienced in HLA analysis by
suggesting typing results. However, any clinical or diagnostic results must be carefully reviewed by a person
qualified in HLA typing to assure correctness. This software may be used to aid in suggesting results, but
should not be used as the sole method for determining reportable results. This software is meant as a
laboratory aid, not as a source of definitive results. The software design does not mitigate hazards associated
with the software. The laboratory director or technologist trained in histocompatibility testing is required to
review all data to detect any problems with the software. Please note that this document was prepared in
advance of the HLA Fusion Research software release. Therefore, you may notice slight differences in the
content of the actual application screens.
For Research Use Only. Not for use in diagnostic procedures.
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Table of Contents
Opening the HLA Fusion Database Utility ........................................................................................................... 2
Database Tasks ................................................................................................................................................... 4
Creating a New Database ................................................................................................................................ 4
Selecting and Connecting to a Database......................................................................................................... 6
Attaching to a Database ................................................................................................................................... 9
Detaching from a Database ........................................................................................................................... 11
Deleting a Scheduled Backup ........................................................................................................................ 16
Restoring a Database .................................................................................................................................... 17
Merging Databases ........................................................................................................................................ 19
Create/Select an Audit Log Database............................................................................................................ 21
Optimizing a Fusion Database ....................................................................................................................... 23
Scheduling Database Optimization ................................................................................................................ 25
Reconfiguring a Fusion Database .................................................................................................................. 26
Merging an Audit Log Database .................................................................................................................... 27
Current Database Details ............................................................................................................................... 28
Data Migration .................................................................................................................................................... 29
Upgrade Prior Database Versions to HLA Fusion Database 3.0 ................................................................... 29
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HLA Fusion™ Database Utility
With the HLA Fusion™ Research Database Utility, you can access and select a SQL Server database
from any location within your system network connected to your computer, provided the database
configuration has been set up for remote access.
The HLA Fusion Research Database Utility allows you to create and connect to SQL Server databases,
as well as perform all of the following tasks.
Caution:
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Create a new database
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Select/connect to an existing database
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Make a backup copy of your database or create a schedule for regular backups
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Restore a database
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Detach from and delete a database
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Attach to a database
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Create or connect to an audit log to record user activity in HLA Fusion Research
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Merge databases
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Optimize databases
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Reconfigure databases
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Upgrade an HLA Fusion Research database to the current version.
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Review the details of your Fusion databases.
Please back up your database before performing any database utility function.
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Opening the HLA Fusion Database Utility
The HLA Fusion Research Database Utility allows you to connect to any SQL Server on your computer
or the network, depending on your permissions and your organization’s security policies.
To use any of the Fusion Database Utilities, you must first connect to a SQL Server. With the exception
of connecting to a database, the database tasks can be executed only on the server or on the computer
on which the database resides.
The following are guidelines for using the Fusion Database Utility:
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You can connect to the SQL Server using either Windows Authentication or SQL Server
Authentication. If you use SQL Server Authentication, the Server Dialog Box displays the
default database administrator user name and password for a local client/server
installation.
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It is highly recommended that you do not switch collation and regional settings between
databases. The collation of databases and the SQL Server play a major role during
database merge and migration. (A collation encodes the rules governing the use of
characters and numbers for a language or an alphabet.)
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Please do not alter the permissions, (i.e., who has the right to make certain changes to
the database).
1. Double-click the Database Utility icon on your computer desktop.
The Connect to SQL Server dialog box is displayed.
2. Make sure your SQL Server
information is correct and click the OK
button.
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The Database Utility Main Window is displayed.
A list of various
database tasks
which can be
performed with
the Fusion
Database Utility.
Status Bar
Figure 1: HLA Fusion Database Utility Main Window
The status bar at the bottom of the Fusion Database Utility main window displays the Active User, Server
Name, Database Name, and the Database Mode, (i.e., Fusion and the database are on the same
computer, or the database resides on an external server).
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The User Name field will say Not Set if you are using Windows Authentication.
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A Help button is available on every Database Utility window, or press the F1 key.
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Click the +/- signs on the far left to display or hide related database utility menu options.
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Database Tasks
The Database Tasks listed on the left side of the Main Window offer various means to configure,
manage and maintain a Fusion database. These functions are described in the following sections.
Creating a New Database
Note:
A new database can be created only on the computer or server on which the SQL
Server program resides.
1. On the left side of the Database Utility window, click Create Fusion Database.
Browse
Database
Name field
Figure 2: Create Fusion Database Screen
2. Make sure the SQL Server is the correct one for the database you want to create.
3. Enter a unique Name for the new database.
4. Choose the maximum database size, and click Create.
Note:
With SQL 2005 Express and SQL 2008 Express, placing a check mark in the box
next to Unlimited will create a database in the maximum allowable size of four
gigabytes.
For a purchased, full-version of SQL Server, the maximum database size is one
terabyte. Ensure that you have adequate storage space for a database of this size.
Please ensure that you maintain consistent collations of your Fusion SQL Server
database. Different collations use different comparison rules for data handling
which can cause a conflict during database merges.
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Provided the newly created database name
does not already exist, the system creates the
new database and displays the following
message.
Figure 3: Database Created Confirmation
5. Click Yes to connect to it. Click No if you do not wish to connect to it at this time.
If you click Yes, a connection confirmation message is displayed.
6. Click the OK button.
If the newly created database name already exists, the Database
Utility displays the following error message.
Figure 4: Successful Connection
7. Click the OK button. Then
verify that the database
name you entered is unique
to the selected SQL Server,
and retry.
Note:
Figure 5: Database Creation error
The Fusion Database Utility creates a User ID named FUSION_USER within the
database at the time of creation. Please do not alter the status of this user.
The maximum length of a database name must not exceed 35 characters.
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Selecting and Connecting to a Database
From the Database Utility Window, you can choose to connect to a database that already exists on the
selected server. The subsequent analysis with HLA Fusion will use the selected database.
1. In the Database Utility window, click the
Select/Connect to Fusion Database option.
2. From the Database Name drop-down
list, select a database. The database
version, creation date, percentage used,
as well as current and maximum sizes of
the selected database are displayed
below.
Figure 6: Select Database
3. Click the Set button. The following message is displayed.
Figure 7: Database Connected
4. Click the OK button. The database you selected is now listed in the Database Name field
in the Status Bar at the bottom of the Database Utility window.
Figure 8: Utility Status Bar
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Deleting a Database
From the Database Utility window, you can delete an existing database from the server.
1. Within the Database Utility window, click Delete Database.
2.
From the Database Name drop-down
list, select a database and click the
Delete button. The following prompt is
displayed.
Figure 9: Select Database to Delete
Note:
If you receive a message that the selected database is busy, please try this action again
in a few minutes. You cannot delete an attached database.
3. Click the Delete button.
Figure 10: Delete Database
Figure 11: Delete Confirmation
4. The following confirmation message is displayed. Click the Yes button to continue with the
database deletion.
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The Database Utility confirms the deletion.
Figure 12: Database Deleted
5. If you click No, a message verifying that the database was not
deleted is displayed. Click the OK button to exit.
Figure 13: Database Not Deleted
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Attaching to a Database
You may use the Attach and Detach Database options together when you want to move a database to
another location and then link to that new location. Here is the sequence to follow if you want to do this:
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Detach the database, (see: Detaching a Database, for more information)
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Move the database .mdf file, (which contains the database) to the desired location on
another server.
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Attach the database, using the steps below to specify the new location of the moved
database.
You can use Attach database to link to any Fusion database .mdf file. However, the database .mdf
file you are attaching must reside on the selected server.
Note:
It is recommended that you back up the database before using the Attach feature.
1. Within the Database Utility window, click Attach Database.
Figure 14: Attach a Database
2. Click the Browse button
next to the MDF file to
attach field, and locate the database file you want to
attach to Fusion.
3. Select the database (*.mdf) file, and click the Open
button. The selected (*.mdf) file displays in the MDF file
to attach field.
Figure 15: Choose Database to Attach
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Enter a name for the database in the Attach as field.
Figure 16: Attach to the Database
4. Click the Attach button.
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Detaching from a Database
If you wish to move a database file, (.mdf) to another location for disk space considerations or other
reasons, you must first detach it from Fusion. Then, you can relocate it and link to its new location, (see:
Attaching to a Database).
Or, you may no longer want to have HLA Fusion Research Software linked to a particular database, but
you do not want to delete it yet.
Note:
You cannot detach a database which is currently in use.
1. Within the Database Utility window, click
Detach Database.
Figure 17: Detach a Database
2.
From the Database Name dropdown list, select a database and
click the Detach button. The
following message is displayed.
Figure 18: Select Database to Detach
3. Click the OK button.
Figure 19: Database is Detached
Note:
A detached database .mdf file is located in the directory where the Fusion instance of
SQL was installed (e.g., the default is C:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL
Server\MSSQL1\MSSQL\Data).
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Creating a Database Backup File
It is recommended that you create regular, frequent backups of your HLA Fusion database(s). If some
event occurs that corrupts a database, or makes it inaccessible, having a backup copy of the database
allows you to restore all data up through the date of the most recent backup. Use the Schedule Backup
feature to set up automated regular backups of a specified database—any day or time, and as often as
desired. For information on restoring a database with a backup copy, see
The backed up database must be saved to the local drive of the server or the computer on which you are
creating the backup copy. The filename of the backup file is the name of the database with a .bak
extension.
Note:
You can use a shared or network mapped drive to store backups if the SQL agent is given
the appropriate permissions to that directory. For more information, please refer to
http://support.microsoft.com.
1. Within the Database Utility window, click Backup Database.
Figure 20: Backup a Database
2. From the Database Name drop-down list, select a database.
3. Click the Browse button
Note:
next to the Destination field.
Make sure you select a destination directory that is on the selected SQL Server. Do not
choose your desktop as the location for backups. It is recommended that you create a
special folder for these on the C: drive (e.g., C:\DB Backups).
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This brings up a new window where you can browse to select a
destination folder for the database backup.
Figure 21: Select Backup
4. Indicate a database backup file name in the Backup File field (by default, it is the
database name). You may also click the Make New Folder button and create a special
folder for your database backups. The backed up files are stored with a (.bak) file
extension.
5. Do one of the following to either back up the database immediately, or schedule for another
day(s) and time:
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To perform a backup of the database immediately, click the Backup button.
The following message confirms a successful database backup.
Click the OK button to exit.
Figure 22: Database Backup Confirmation
Note:
The length of time required to back up a database is proportional to its size—the larger
the database, the longer it takes to back it up.
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To schedule backup(s) for a future date and time, or on an automated schedule, click
Schedule Backup. The backup scheduler is displayed.
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A unique name for the backup job.
How often the backup will run.
Time of day the backup will begin.
First day the backup job will run.
Figure 23: Database Backup Scheduler
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Note:
Complete the fields in the Database Scheduler to set the backup day and time:
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Database Backup Job Name: Enter a unique name for the backup. Each
scheduled backup task requires a unique name.
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Schedule Backup: Use the drop-down arrow to select the backup frequency
(Daily, Weekly or Monthly).
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Backup Time: Use the up/down arrows to set the time at which to start the
scheduled backup. Please note that the length of time required to back up a
database is proportional to its size - the larger the database, the longer it takes to
back it up.
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Start Date: Click the drop-down arrow and select the date on which you want the
scheduled backup process to begin.
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Days of the week: If you selected a frequency of weekly or monthly, select the
check box for the day(s) of the week for which you would like to schedule backups.
This option is grayed-out if the specified frequency is Daily.
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Enter your Windows password in the Password field. You must enter your Windows
password to ensure you have the correct privileges to back up the database as specified.
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Click the Schedule button.
You are not required to have HLA Fusion Research running or be logged in to run the
scheduled backup task. However, you must have your computer on during the backup
period.
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If your scheduling is confirmed, the following message is displayed and you should click OK.
Figure 24: Scheduled Backup Confirmation
Note:
The directory you specified for the scheduled backups will contain the database backup
file, (.mdf) as well as a log file that documents the backup job status.
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Deleting a Scheduled Backup
Take the following steps to delete a scheduled backup job.
1. Click Schedule Backup. The backup scheduler is displayed.
2. Use the drop-down arrow in the Database Backup
Job Name field to select a scheduled backup task to
delete.
Figure 25: Select/Create Backup Name
Note:
The drop-down list for backup jobs may display more tasks than Fusion tasks, so be
careful to select only the Fusion database backup task you wish to delete.
3. Click the Delete button. You are asked to confirm the
deletion of the task.
Figure 26: Confirm Task Deletion
4.
Figure 27: Scheduled Backup Task Deleted
Click the Yes button to delete the scheduled
backup. If your scheduling has deleted, the
following message is displayed. Click the OK
button to return to the main Database Utility
Screen.
To create a new backup task, follow the steps for Scheduling a Backup in the prior section.
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Restoring a Database
You can use database backups to restore, (replace) a database. The backup database copy contains all
HLA Fusion data up through the date of the backup creation.
You can restore a database backup to any existing, or new database - except for the current database. If
you wish to restore a database backup for the current database, use the Merge Database feature.
Restoring a database can only be performed on the server or the computer where the backup database
file resides.
1. Within the Database Utility window, click Restore Database.
Figure 28: Prepare to Restore Backup
2. Click on the browse button
window.
next to File To Restore text box. This brings up the File Selection
3. Browse to select the database backup
file, (will have a .bak extension) to restore
and click the Open button.
Figure 29: Select Database Backup File
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4. Enter a unique name for the restored
database in the Restore as field.
Figure 30: Enter Database Restore Name
5. Click the Restore button and the
following message is displayed.
Figure 31: Database Restore Successful
6. Click OK. The database is restored using the specified backup file.
Note:
SQL Server does not allow you to restore databases from certain locations, such as from
a network drive or from a backup file on your computer desktop.
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Merging Databases
This function allows you to combine two databases into one, regardless of their location. There are
certain guidelines to follow when merging databases:
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Both databases must be the same version of an HLA Fusion Research database.
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Both databases should be backed up before performing a database merge.
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The source database information is copied into the target database.
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When merging into an existing HLA Fusion Research database, ensure that destination
database size is big enough to store the source database if you are merging into an
existing database. By existing database, we mean that it has lab and user information at
minimum. The source database lab data will be copied if it is missing from the target
database.
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When merging into a new HLA Fusion Research database, first create a new database
using the Create Database function and make the size large enough to accommodate the
source database.
•
Note that Donor Group Names, Patient ID’s, Test Types and Test Dates will not be
merged if this information already exists in the Target Database.
1. Within the Database Utility window, click Merge Database.
2. Select a database from the Database Name drop-down list under Source Database. The
version, size and settings for that database are displayed.
3. Select a database from the
Database Name drop-down list
under Target Database. The
version, size and settings for that
database are displayed. You must
look at the version, size and
settings of both the source and
target database before merging to
verify the version and settings
match and that the size of the
source database is not too large
for the target.
Figure 32: Select Database Names for Merge
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HLA Fusion checks the MesfEquivalent and MesfNormal columns in the well data table for
NaN or infinity values, and replaces these with a null or empty space. These columns
have been found to contain inconsistent data in earlier versions of One Lambda software.
Occasionally a database merge may fail due to an incompatibility of collation (data
handling rules established when the database is created) between the source and target
databases. For more information, please refer to
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/325335.
4. Click the Merge button.
After the Merge is completed, the following message is
displayed.
Figure 33: Merge Completed
5. Click the OK button to return to the main Database Utility Screen.
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Create/Select an Audit Log Database
This function allows you to create a database as an Audit Log to record all user activity in HLA Fusion
Software.
1. Within the Database Utility window, click Create/Select Audit Log Database.
Figure 34: Create/Select Audit Log Database
2. Do one of the following:
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Select a database from the Database Name drop-down list and click Set.
•
Or, enter a unique Database Name in the Database Name field and click New Database.
A message is displayed confirming audit log database creation and asking whether you want to
connect to it.
Figure 35: Audit Log Creation Confirmation
3. If you want to connect to the audit log database now, click Yes. Otherwise, click No.
If you choose to connect, a message displays to confirm the connection.
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Figure 36: Audit Log Connection
Lab Supervisors can access the Audit Log from the HLA Fusion Home page by clicking Reports on the
Fusion toolbar. At the Reports screen, select Miscellaneous, followed by Audit Trail Log.
Figure 37: Access Audit Trail Log
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Optimizing a Fusion Database
Optimizing a Fusion Database on a regular basis speeds up the analysis process by compacting wasted
space, automatically repairing errors and optimizing data storage.
To optimize a Fusion Database, do the following:
Open the HLA Fusion Database Utility.
1. Select Optimize Database from the Database Tasks Menu.
2. Select the database you want to
optimize from the Database Name
drop-down.
Figure 38: Select Database to Optimize
3.
Click the Optimize button.
Figure 39: Database Being Optimized
When the database optimization is completed you’ll see a message indicating that the process was
completed successfully.
Note that during optimization, SQL Server will temporarily require additional hard drive space to complete
the process. If the additional hard drive space is not available, or your database exceeds the size
limitations of SQL Express during optimization, the process may fail.
Here are a few suggestions to solve this problem:
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1. Reduce the size of the database by moving sessions from the current database to another
database.
2. If you’re using SQL Server 2005 Express, (which has a four gigabyte size limitation) consider
upgrading to SQL Server 2008 Express, (R2) which allows a larger, ten gigabyte database size.
3. Purchase the full version of MS SQL Server which offers a nearly unlimited database size.
A database can be optimized automatically in the same way that a database can be backed up on a preset schedule.
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Scheduling Database Optimization
Setting the Fusion Database Utility to automatically perform database optimization is accomplished in
exactly the same way as scheduling an automatic database backup.
1. Select Optimize Database from the list
database tasks in the Fusion Database
Utility.
of
2. Select the database you want to
schedule optimization for from the
Database Name drop-down list.
3. Click the Schedule button.
Figure 40: Choosing Database to be scheduled for
4. Create a new Database Optimization Job Name, or
select an existing Database Optimization Job
Name from the drop-down list.
5. In the next field, Schedule Optimize, select the
frequency that you want the optimization to run:
Daily, Weekly or Monthly.
6. In the Optimize Time field, use the up and down
arrows to select a time when the database
optimization process will begin.
Figure 41: Selecting Optimization Schedule
7. In the Start Date field, click the down arrow and choose the first day on which you want the
database optimization to run.
8. If you selected Weekly in the Schedule Optimize field, select the day, or days, you want the
database optimization to run in the Day of the Week section.
9. Enter your User Name and Password, and click the Schedule button.
10. The Fusion Database Utility will display a message indicating that the Database Optimization job
has been successfully scheduled.
Note:
The computer or server on which the Fusion Database resides must be turned on at the
same time the optimization job is set to begin.
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Reconfiguring a Fusion Database
Reconfiguring a Fusion Database allows you to increase the size of an existing database.
Note:
If you are using Microsoft SQL Express and you selected Unlimited as the database size
when the database was initially created, the size of your database can not be increased
because it is already at the maximum size allowed by Microsoft SQL Express.
To reconfigure and increase the size of an existing Fusion Database, please do the following:
1. Select Reconfigure Database from the list of
Database Tasks in the Fusion Database
Utility.
2. Ensure that you’re connected to the correct
SQL Server.
3. If not, click the
Browse Button in the
SQL Server section to select the correct SQL
Server.
4. Choose the database that your want to
reconfigure by clicking the down arrow at the
right side of the Database Name field to select it.
Figure 42: Reconfigure a Database
a. Increase the size of the database by typing a new size, or by clicking the up and down
arrows in the field just below the Database Name,
b. Or increase the database size to its allowable maximum size by placing an arrow in the
Unlimited size box provided for this purpose.
5. Click the Set button.
6. The Fusion Database Utility will display a message that the database reconfiguration was
successful.
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Merging an Audit Log Database
If you’ve merged two Fusion Databases together, you may also want to merge the associated Audit Log
Databases. The process is similar to merging Fusion Databases together.
Note:
It’s always best to backup databases before merging them together.
Within the Fusion Database Utility, select Merge Audit Log Database.
The Merge Audit Log feature of the Fusion Database Utility is
divided into two sections. The top part, or Source Audit Log
Database, can be merged into the Target Audit Log
Database at the bottom.
1.
In the Source Database section, click the drop-down
arrow on the right side of the Database Name field
and select an existing Audit Log Database name.
Figure 43: Merge Audit Log Databases
2. In the lower, Target Database section, use the drop-down arrow to select the existing Audit Log
Database into which the Source Audit Log Database will be merged.
3. Click the Merge button.
Figure 44: Backup Reminder
The HLA Fusion Database Utility displays a reminder that databases should always be backed up before
performing a merge.
4. Click the Yes button to continue with the merge.
If the Audit Log Database merge was successful, you’ll see this
message:
Figure 45: Merge Successful
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Current Database Details
Selecting Current Database Details from the menu on the left side of the Database Utility brings up a
detailed listing of the most important information concerning your Fusion databases.
Figure 46: Database Details
The top part of this screen deals with the main Fusion database while the bottom section is devoted to
the Audit Log database.
If the percentage of a database file exceeds 90%, it may be time to Optimize and/or Reconfigure to free
up more space.
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Data Migration
Upgrade Prior Database Versions to HLA Fusion Database 3.0
You can use this tool to upgrade a database created with a previous version of HLA Fusion to HLA
Fusion version 3.0.
1. Within the Database Utility window, select Data Migration and click Upgrade prior versions
to HLA Fusion database 3.0.
Figure 47: Upgrade Fusion Database
2. Select your SQL Server instance by accepting the default, or by clicking the browse button
the right side of the SQL Server field.
on
3. From the Database Name drop-down list, select the Fusion database you want to upgrade.
4. If you want to back up the database before it is upgraded, click the Browse Button
a location for the backup. This location will appear as the Backup Path.
and select
5. Place a check mark in the box next to Backup original database before upgrade.
6. Click the Upgrade button. This makes a backup of your original database and upgrades it to the
most current HLA Fusion format.
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7. Note that during the database upgrade, SQL Server will temporarily require additional hard drive
space to complete the process. If the additional hard drive space is not available, or your
database exceeds the size limitations of SQL Express during the upgrade, the process may fail.
Here are a few suggestions to solve this problem:
1. Reduce the size of the database by moving sessions from the current database to another
database.
2. If you’re using SQL Server 2005 Express, (which has a four gigabyte size limitation) consider
upgrading to SQL Server 2008 Express, (R2) which allows a larger, ten gigabyte database size.
3. Purchase the full version of MS SQL Server which offers a nearly unlimited database size.
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