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Are you running ArcGIS 10.0 for some of your GIS needs? We know, it’s a great platform, but it’s time to move onward and upward. Over the last five years, Esri has developed greater and more powerful functionalities across all platforms, moving from ArcGIS 10.0 all the way to the upcoming release of ArcGIS 10.4. These upgrades have come with more tools, more efficient processing, and more features that allow you to create and share the data and maps you need. If you haven’t upgraded your applications and geodatabases yet, it’s time to start planning. Continue reading
You’ve just updated your client and geodatabases to ArcGIS 10.3, and you want to ensure you are using the most up-to-date ArcSDE command line tools and application server install. So where is the install for ArcSDE 10.3? Continue reading
Tuning your RDBMS is an important aspect of maintaining your enterprise geodatabase. Two tasks found in all Esri-supported RDBMS are updating DBMS statistics and rebuilding indexes. If you are loading data in bulk or running query-intensive DML operations with SQL, these tasks need to be done more often. Fortunately for us, these tasks are relatively straightforward to accomplish.
You may have already noticed some of the changes at 10.0 with the upgrade process for ArcSDE geodatabase no longer using the Post Installation wizard. This was discussed in an earlier blog written on “The Evolution of the ArcSDE Geodatabase … Continue reading
An interview with ArcSDE Enterprise Geodatabase analyst Shan C.
To continue our “Getting to Know Esri Support” series, we’ve recapped our talk with Shan Chen regarding his experiences with GIS. We hope you enjoy this blog and getting to know some of the members of the Esri Support Services team! Continue reading
When using ArcSDE geodatabases, you may have noticed a change within the 10.0 release in how the upgrade process is now handled. Instead of using the Post Installation Wizard and selecting Repository Setup, as in previous releases, there is a new upgrade process. Upgrading your geodatabase is now performed within ArcCatalog using the new Upgrade Geodatabase (Data Management) tool.
The Upgrade Geodatabase (Data Management) Tool can be accessed in ArcCatalog via the Database Properties of a database connection under the General tab > Upgrade Status or within the Upgrade Geodatabase geoprocessing tool referencing an existing connection. For ArcSDE geodatabases, a direct connection to the geodatabase is necessary to run the upgrade.
Post Installation Wizard at 10.0:
The Post Installation Wizard in 10.0 can be used for the following:
- Defining Database and SDE DBA User – Creating new ArcSDE enterprise geodatabases
- Repository Setup – Populate system repository tables (for new geodatabases only)
- Authorize ArcSDE – Perform Software Authorization of the geodatabase
- Create ArcSDE Service – If using application server service (when not using direct connections)
More changes are on the horizon to incorporate Post Installation functionality into the client tools for the 10.1 release, so stay tuned!
A lot of users often have questions concerning their system configuration for the version of software being used in conjunction with our products. Questions get more specific to involve installing patches, service packs, etc., within an environment and, in relation to ArcSDE Enterprise geodatabases, questions also involve RDBMS patches. Let’s outline some of the key points made in our Supported Environment Policy document that should help you answer these questions when considering patching a test or production database that houses ArcSDE Enterprise geodatabases.
Support Environment Policy
Meet or exceed the minimum requirements:
- As a rule of thumb, ensure your configuration meets or exceeds the minimum configuration listed on our system requirements page.
- Non-certification of an environment does not necessarily mean it is not supported.
- An environment is supported if it meets or exceeds the base build environment and that environment is not known to fail.
Check out the ‘limitations’ section of the system requirements page:
- Environments that are known to not work are usually documented on the product support page as soon as that information is available.
- An environment may be supported even if there are some known issues with the software on that particular environment (any known issues will be documented in the “limitations” section of the System Requirements for that environment).
Check that the 3rd-party vendor supports the environment:
- Esri cannot support any environment not supported by the vendors of the operating systems, RDBMSs, or Web servers.
Test, test, test!
Since Esri cannot test and certify every possible configuration, it is always recommended to thoroughly test any upgrade or change to your production environment on a test server first. This helps to ensure your organization’s workflows prior to implementing such a change.
Geodatabase and ArcSDE System Requirements – Version 10.0
ArcGIS Server 9.3/9.3.1 System Requirements – see Supported Relational Database Management Systems (ArcSDE) section