The forum will experience an outage sometime between February 10 at 7:00pm EST and February 12 at 11:59 EST for installation of security updates. The actual time and duration of the outage are unknown but attempts will be made to minimize the downtime. We apologize for any inconvenience.

Probably there's a real simple answer tro this, but it eludes me.

For testing I have installed three servers with development licenses (primary and secundary servers and arbiter) I just bought a one processor license. I figured it would be a small deal to enter the newly begotten key and get one step closer to production, but I can't find out how to do it. I don't really want to uninstall/reinstall three servers. Do I have to, or is there a different way.

By the way, I found dblic, but it seems to take some binary lic file. I have a readable key, not a lic file...

asked 23 Dec '09, 21:04

RobertDD's gravatar image

RobertDD
489161719
accept rate: 42%


It's Christmas Eve, so there are no sane people around to answer your question... just me.

I believe that you have to run setup.exe to enter a new registration key. That does not mean you have to run a full setup. When you run a setup on top of an existing installation, you get more menu options, like "Add".

Just in case it helps, here is a doc I wrote for myself back in The Dark Days when I was uninstalling and installing Version 10 repeatedly (for some reason lost in time)...

In your case, you might have been able to start at Step 4:

-----------------------------------------------------------------
-- 1. Uninstall SA 10 Software

-- Run:     Control Panel - Add or Remove Programs
-- Remove:  SQL Anywhere 10 Software

-----------------------------------------------------------------
-- 2. OPTIONAL - Uninstall SA 10 Docs

-- This really isn't necessary if all you're doing is
-- reinstalling the software.

-- Run:     Control Panel - Add or Remove Programs
-- Remove:  SQL Anywhere 10 Documentation

-----------------------------------------------------------------
-- 3. Install SA 10.0.0 GA Software

-- You can copy-and-paste the whole key even though
-- the input field is formatted into sections.

-- Run Developer GA:  SQLAnywhere_1000_Windows.exe
--    Use this key:   xxx...

-----------------------------------------------------------------
-- 4. Enable Full Functionality

-- You can copy-and-paste the whole key even though
-- the input field is formatted into sections.

-- This will be very fast.

-- Run again:        SQLAnywhere_1000_Windows.exe
--    Select:        "Add"
--    Use this key:  xxx...
--    Seats:         n..

-----------------------------------------------------------------
HA key: xxx...

-----------------------------------------------------------------
-- 5. Upgrade Software to 10.0.1

-- Run upgrade:  SQLAnywhere10_Windows_Patch_10.0.1.exe

-----------------------------------------------------------------
-- 6. OPTIONAL - Install SA 10.0.1 Docs

-- This really isn't necessary if all you're doing is
-- reinstalling the software.

-- Run docs:    SQLAnywhere10_Documentation_10.0.1.exe
--    Uncheck:  English Printable Books (PDF)

-----------------------------------------------------------------
-- 7. Apply Software EBF

-- Run EBF:  sa_1001_win32_ebf_3579.exe

-- end -- 
permanent link

answered 24 Dec '09, 13:46

Breck%20Carter's gravatar image

Breck Carter
26.6k418576824
accept rate: 21%

I haven't confirmed that this is how to do it, so I haven't flagged this as the right answer, but I gave it thumbs. I actually tried running the install again and seem to remember that that did not get me where I wanted to be, but I was worried about screwing things up so I might not have gone far enough down the installation path.

(28 Dec '09, 18:36) RobertDD

Just to complete the picture:

Starting with SA 12, you can simply re-key the SQL Anywhere software by using the new DBLIC -k option, cf. this question.

permanent link

answered 24 Sep '10, 09:27

Volker%20Barth's gravatar image

Volker Barth
29.3k287438645
accept rate: 32%

I've gone ahead and uninstalled/reinstalled all three servers. I'm sure that wasn't the right thing to do, but it was a lot quicker than trying to find the answer to my question.

If anybody does know the real answer to my question: I would still like to know.

permanent link

answered 23 Dec '09, 22:52

RobertDD's gravatar image

RobertDD
489161719
accept rate: 42%

Uninstalling and reinstalling using your purchased key is the correct way to do this... at least up to and including v11.

(24 Dec '09, 17:02) Mark Culp
1
  1. Install SA somewhere else using your new registration key.
  2. Copy dbsrv10.lic to the production server(s).
  3. Uninstall server installed in #1.
(28 Dec '09, 10:32) Dmitri
Your answer
toggle preview

Follow this question

By Email:

Once you sign in you will be able to subscribe for any updates here

By RSS:

Answers

Answers and Comments

Markdown Basics

  • *italic* or _italic_
  • **bold** or __bold__
  • link:[text](http://url.com/ "title")
  • image?![alt text](/path/img.jpg "title")
  • numbered list: 1. Foo 2. Bar
  • to add a line break simply add two spaces to where you would like the new line to be.
  • basic HTML tags are also supported

Question tags:

×13

question asked: 23 Dec '09, 21:04

question was seen: 2,363 times

last updated: 24 Sep '10, 09:27