In this guide we describe how to upgrade ReportServer installations to the latest ReportServer 4.6.1 version. This upgrade guide is valid for ReportServer installations 3.0.1 and higher. This tutorial is valid both for Enterprise and Community versions, as well as for manual installations and Bitnami installer installations.
Backup all your data before upgrading.
In order to use ReportServer 4.6.1 with Oracle, the following jars (or newer versions) are needed: ojdbc6.jar, orai18n.jar, xdb6.jar and xmlparserv2.jar. These are needed because of the new XML/JSON support. Please download and copy them to the WEB-INF/lib directory. Note: we recommend to use ojdbc7.jar or newer because of this jdbc driver incompatibility with null parameters in BIRT reports.
Default configuration files are created on first run of ReportServer. Later, when upgrading ReportServer to a newer version, it is probable that newly added configuration files will be missing (i.e. all configuration files added between the version originally installed and the version upgraded to). You can use the "diffconfigfiles" command for finding out these configuration files, check the Administration Guide for details. Note that default values are used for configuration files that are not found.
The upgrade basically consists of replacing the webapp files of ReportServer, that is, the files under TOMCAT/webapps/reportserver (or TOMCAT/webapps/ROOT, depending on your installation) are removed and the freshly downloaded files are copied there instead. In the following we explain the upgrade in detail
In this upgrade guide we assume that you are working with an externalized configuration directory as described in Chapter 5 of the configuration guide. We are also assuming that you use Tomcat as application server. If you are not yet using an external configuration directory, this is a good point to change your setup. As for this upgrade, the main difference is that you do not need to worry about your configuration changes, but can simply do a one-step copy and paste upgrade.
For Bitnami users: We here describe how to upgrade ReportServer without upgrading the entire Bitnami stack.
To upgrade ReportServer, follow these steps.
INSTALLATION DIRECTORY/apache-tomcat/webapps/reportserverIf you followed the installation tutorial this would be
TOMCAT DIRECTORY/webapps/ROOTTo check that you have the right folder confirm that this folder contains amongst others a file called ReportServer.html and a folder called ddl.
This completes the Upgrade to ReportServer 4.6.1. To ensure that installation was successful have a look at your Tomcat log files. Startup should look similar to the following
_____ _ _____ ______ _ _ | __ \ | | / ____| | ____| | | (_) | |__) |___ _ __ ___ _ __| |_| (___ ___ _ ____ _____ _ __ | |__ _ __ | |_ ___ _ __ _ __ _ __ _ ___ ___ | _ // _ \ '_ \ / _ \| '__| __|\___ \ / _ \ '__\ \ / / _ \ '__| | __| | '_ \| __/ _ \ '__| '_ \| '__| / __|/ _ \ | | \ \ __/ |_) | (_) | | | |_ ____) | __/ | \ V / __/ | | |____| | | | || __/ | | |_) | | | \__ \ __/ |_| \_\___| .__/ \___/|_| \__|_____/ \___|_| \_/ \___|_| |______|_| |_|\__\___|_| | .__/|_| |_|___/\___| | | | | |_| |_| Version: RS4.6.1-6098-2023-09-21-00-57-26 Code Version: 2023-09-21-00-57-26 Java Version: Oracle Corporation Java HotSpot(TM) 64-Bit Server VM 25.91-b14 (1.8) VM Args: -agentlib:jdwp=transport=dt_socket,suspend=y,address=localhost:55866 -Xmx2g -Drs.configdir=/opt/reportserver -Dfile.encoding=UTF-8 rs.configdir: /opt/reportserver (OK) ### DB Config ### hibernate.dialect: net.datenwerke.rs.utils.hibernate.MySQL5Dialect (OK) hibernate.connection.driver_class: com.mysql.jdbc.Driver (OK) hibernate.connection.url: jdbc:mysql://127.0.0.1:3309/bitnami_reportserver (OK) hibernate.connection.username: bn_reportserver hibernate.connection.password: ********** hibernate.default_schema: Connection Test: OK Schema Version: RS3.0-11 16:27:30.458 INFO n.datenwerke.rs.EnvironmentValidator - Performing database update RS3.0-11 -> RS3.0-26 16:27:34.220 INFO n.datenwerke.rs.EnvironmentValidator - Running script RS3.0-12-MySQL5_UPDATE.sql
16:27:34.230 INFO n.datenwerke.rs.EnvironmentValidator - Running script RS3.0-13-MySQL5_UPDATE.sql
16:27:34.240 INFO n.datenwerke.rs.EnvironmentValidator - Running script RS3.0-14-MySQL5_UPDATE.sql
16:27:34.250 INFO n.datenwerke.rs.EnvironmentValidator - Running script RS3.0-15-MySQL5_UPDATE.sql
16:27:34.260 INFO n.datenwerke.rs.EnvironmentValidator - Running script RS3.0-16-MySQL5_UPDATE.sql
16:27:34.270 INFO n.datenwerke.rs.EnvironmentValidator - Running script RS3.0-17-MySQL5_UPDATE.sql
16:27:34.280 INFO n.datenwerke.rs.EnvironmentValidator - Running script RS3.0-18-MySQL5_UPDATE.sql
16:27:34.290 INFO n.datenwerke.rs.EnvironmentValidator - Running script RS3.0-19-MySQL5_UPDATE.sql
16:27:34.300 INFO n.datenwerke.rs.EnvironmentValidator - Running script RS3.0-20-MySQL5_UPDATE.sql
16:27:34.310 INFO n.datenwerke.rs.EnvironmentValidator - Running script RS3.0-21-MySQL5_UPDATE.sql
16:27:34.320 INFO n.datenwerke.rs.EnvironmentValidator - Running script RS3.0-22-MySQL5_UPDATE.sql
16:27:34.330 INFO n.datenwerke.rs.EnvironmentValidator - Running script RS3.0-23-MySQL5_UPDATE.sql
16:27:34.340 INFO n.datenwerke.rs.EnvironmentValidator - Running script RS3.0-24-MySQL5_UPDATE.sql
16:27:34.350 INFO n.datenwerke.rs.EnvironmentValidator - Running script RS3.0-25-MySQL5_UPDATE.sql
16:27:34.360 INFO n.datenwerke.rs.EnvironmentValidator - Running script RS3.0-26-MySQL5_UPDATE.sql
16:29:35.175 INFO n.datenwerke.rs.EnvironmentValidator - Validating database schema...
The important parts are the last rows which indicate that the database upgrade script was successfully executed. Note that this only happens once after the upgrade and that from then on any startup would show an updated schema version, that is:
Schema Version: RS3.0-26
An optional step is to adapt the internal configuration files located in ReportSever's file server (folder etc). For an overview of the changes see here.
A final optional step is to install or upgrade your existing demo data. For this, check this link. This step will delete all your existing data in the system.