4.0 Instalation - Server Name


(system) #1
After a very quick look through some of the Progress manuals, I could find nothing that restricts the length of a name. In any event, the name will be resolved to a IP address by the networking software. The only place the server name is used, in a purely Progress
context, is with the -H startup parameter.

HTH


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(system) #2
I read in the 4.0 Installation instructions that our server name must be 8
letters or less. Our server name is currently 9 letters. Can anyone
confirm that we must make this change, as it will be a lot of work and we
are hoping to upgrade this weekend.

Thanks

Sarah

(system) #3
Sarah,

Our server name is 11 letters. We don't have any problems.


Eric


I read in the 4.0 Installation instructions that our server name must be 8
letters or less. Our server name is currently 9 letters. Can anyone
confirm that we must make this change, as it will be a lot of work and we
are hoping to upgrade this weekend.

Thanks

Sarah

(system) #4
Un-less it's changed from 3.0 to 4.0 it should still work, I remember that requirment from 3.0 also, which I guess was not a firm rule, because mine works and it's 10 characters (big_kahuna - I hate boring names - LOL)...

bwilling
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Sent: Tuesday, July 11, 2000 11:05 AM
Subject: [Vantage] 4.0 Instalation - Server Name


I read in the 4.0 Installation instructions that our server name must be 8
letters or less.

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(system) #5
I have my server named with 9 characters since the beginning. When we first went live and the technician was here helping me install Progress and Vantage for the first time, said, well we see what happens. Well, I have never had a problem with it through versions 2.7, 3.0, and 4.0. It is wrong, but I sure didn't want to go about renaming an NT server. I am just waiting for the day when they can drop that requirement.


I read in the 4.0 Installation instructions that our server name must be 8
letters or less. Our server name is currently 9 letters. Can anyone
confirm that we must make this change, as it will be a lot of work and we
are hoping to upgrade this weekend.

Thanks

Sarah



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(system) #6
Hi,
We went live with Ver 3 on a server named DATASERVER in July 1999 and
upgraded to Ver 4 in June 2000 with the same server name and have suffered
no ill effects.

At 12:05 PM 07/11/00 -0400, you wrote:
>I read in the 4.0 Installation instructions that our server name must be 8
>letters or less. Our server name is currently 9 letters. Can anyone
>confirm that we must make this change, as it will be a lot of work and we
>are hoping to upgrade this weekend.



Mike Steelman
Programming Manager
C. A. Spalding Co.
Ph (215) 744-3300 ext 131
Fx (215) 744-9222
msteelman@...
www.caspalding.com

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(system) #7
That figures.
I went through a BUNCH of changes to get my server name changed from 9
characters. I didn't think that it should be a problem to keep the 9 char
name, but you NEVER KNOW how/what/if those people at Epicor are thinking.
So it looks like I went through all those changes for nothing......
<sigh>
I guess I just need to be a bit more brave next time I run into something
like that.
================
Steve Sanders
Delta Centrifugal Corp.
-----Original Message-----
From: Michael Steelman [mailto:msteelman@...]
Sent: Tuesday, July 11, 2000 12:00 PM
To: vantage@egroups.com
Subject: Re: [Vantage] 4.0 Instalation - Server Name


Hi,
We went live with Ver 3 on a server named DATASERVER in July 1999 and
upgraded to Ver 4 in June 2000 with the same server name and have suffered
no ill effects.



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(system) #8
At 12:05 PM 7/11/2000 , you wrote:
>I read in the 4.0 Installation instructions that our server name must be 8
>letters or less. Our server name is currently 9 letters. Can anyone
>confirm that we must make this change, as it will be a lot of work and we
>are hoping to upgrade this weekend.

I remember the 8 character thing being a limitation with some DOS and
Windows 3 networking client software, and even scrounged up a reference to
it in some old Samba documentation (software to let your unix server
emulate a windoze box.) It's *probably* just something that Epicor has
never removed from the documentation, but it's hard to say for sure.

Progress was running on unix boxes and other platforms well before it moved
to NT, so I don't think it has anything to do with the 8.3 filename thing
that was mentioned. I've "cloned" hard drive images from one NT
workstation onto others, and changed the name and IP address with no
problems -- Just that UNC in shortcuts that I mentioned yesterday.

I'm also going to try to take the conversion plunge this weekend, since the
trial run has gone so well. Even the schema change and conversions ran
really quickly, but our .DB was only 70mb to start with. Some things I
noticed: the schema change running on the server is very I/O
intensive, apparently accessing the .DB file through the NT file system
rather than the regular Progress methods (??) The more memory you have to
let NT cache the files, the better. Mine ran in only 7 minutes on a
clunker P-Pro 200 with 128mb and an old IDE drive.

The conversion that runs when you initially start the new Vantage client is
CPU intensive on the client, and also heavy on network I/O. Try to run it
from a fast PC on a 100Mb network. A slow PC and 10-BT might mean waiting
all weekend. My Win 95 / Celeron 580 went through it in about 10
minutes. I was happy, since hearing of so many multi-hour
conversions. The new DB files ballooned to about 90MB, btw.

-Wayne Cox