Upgrade / Data Migration Fails

If an upgrade installation fails with the message with the app_setup.log error Connecting to database...>>>>> ERROR: OWSessionIDRDBMS : Failed to make database connection, the problem is that the database is not running on the host being upgraded. To cure this problem, manually start the database, and then re-try the upgrade installation. The following are the startup commands for the embedded database:

Solaris/Linux (executed as the root user):

/etc/init.d/owaredb start

You should see the following response in the shell where you execute this command:

Starting MySQL[ OK ]

Windows:

net start mysql

You should see the following response in the shell where you execute this command:

The MySQL service was started successfully.

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If you substitute the word stop for start in the above, these commands manually stop the database.