Upgrade prerequisites

Before you upgrade your version of Unica reports, you must complete specific tasks.

User with ReportsSystem role

When you are upgrade from version 8.x, a user with the ReportsSystem role may exist already. If you need to configure this reporting user, see Configuring a user with the ReportsSystem role.

Upgrade requirements for IBM Cognos® BI

You must upgrade your version of IBM Cognos® BI to the version that is supported for the report packs that you are installing. See the Unica Recommended Software Environments and Minimum System Requirements document for more information about the supported IBM Cognos® BI version.

For help with this task, see the IBM Cognos® BI documentation.

After you upgrade Cognos®, complete the Cognos® configuration tasks that are described in the installation chapter of this guide.

Back up requirements for Cognos® model and report archive

On the IBM Cognos® BI system, make sure the following tasks are complete:

  • Back up the model subdirectory: Locate the application model that is installed by the Unica reports package installers, and copy the entire model subdirectory to create a backup.
  • Use the export deployment specification feature in Cognos® Connection to create a backup of the application reports archive. Export the entire content store.
  • Delete the old models and folders from the Cognos® user interface. Do not delete them from the file directory structure or from Cognos® Framework Manager.

Additional requirements for Unica Deliver reports

See Prerequisites for Unica Deliver Reports for additional requirements for Unica Deliver reports.