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Art of BI: OBI12c Basic Paths and Commands

Bill Anderson | | October 5, 2017

OBIEE

Based on some work we’ve been doing with our clients recently, we thought it would be helpful to write up Linux-based references to some (not all) common file paths that have changed between OBI11g and OBI12c and the basic new commands (Start/Stop/Status, RPD, Service Instance Backup) of Oracle BI 12c. Feel free to save this as a reference document for future Oracle BI 12c activities.

Some of the Basic Oracle BI 12c File Locations and Commands:

**Note these are based on a single application server environment not at scaled out environment.

RPD:

/ORACLE_HOME/user_projects/domains/bi/bidata/service_instances/ssi/metadata/datamodel/customizations/live.rpd

Web Catalog:

/ORACLE_HOME/user_projects/domains/bi/bidata/service_instances/ssi/metadata/content/catalog/root

Start/Stop/Status Scripts:

/ORACLE_HOME /user_projects/domains/bi/bitools/bin          

            ./stop.sh
            ./start.sh

With the above 2 commands, you can specifically start/ stop different services by utilizing the –i (lower case i) placing it directly after the cmd and then specifying the services you wish to start/stop

Examples:

./stop.sh –i obis1,obisch1,obijh1,obiccs1,obips1
./start.sh –i AdminServer,bi_server1,obis1,obips1

./status.sh

Download/Upload RPD:

/ORACLE_HOME /user_projects/domains/bi/bitools/bin

Download

./datamodel.sh downloadrpd -O  /Directory/To/Save/OBI12c.rpd -SI ssi -U weblogic -P password

Upload

./datadmodel.sh uploadrpd -I /Directory/Of/Saved/OBI12c.rpd -SI ssi -U weblogic -P password

Common Log Files:

/ORACLE_HOME/user_projects/domains/bi/servers

            /AdminServer/logs/AdminServer.log
            /AdminServer/logs/AdminServer-diagnostic.log
            /AdminServer/logs/AdminServer.out

            /bi_server1/logs/bi_server1.log
            /bi_server1/logs/bi_server1-diagnostic.log
            /bi_server1/logs/bi_server1.out

            /OBIS1/logs/obis1-query.log
            /OBIS1/logs/obis1-diagnostic.log
            /OBIS1/logs/obis1.out

            /OBIPS1/logs/sawlog#.log
            /OBIPS1/logs/obips1.out

Common Configuration Files:

/ORACLE_HOME /user_projects/domains/bi/config/fmwconfig

Some Examples:

           /biconfig/OBIPS/instanceconfig.xml
           /biconfig/OBIS/NQSConfig.ini


           /bienv/core/tnsnames.ora
           /bienv/core/odbc.ini
           /bienv/core/bi-environment.xml

WebLogic Scripting tool:

/ORACLE_HOME/oracle_common/common/bin/wlst.sh

Export/Import Service Instance: (aka Service Instance Backup/Restore or Service Instance Migration)

/ORACLE_HOME/oracle_common/common/bin/wlst.sh

Backup Instance:

exportServiceInstance('Domian_Home','ssi','Work_Directory','Export_Directory','','','',Catalog_Runtime_Info,'Include _Credentials')

Example:

exportServiceInstance('/app/oracle/biee/user_projects/domains/bi','ssi','/app/oracle/workDir','/app/oracle /exportDir','','','',true,'Password1')

Restore Backup of Instance:

importServiceInstance('Domain_Home’,'ssi','/Saved/SSI/Export/Directory’,’ssi’,’/SSI/Bar/Saved/Location/name.bar,import_RPD,import_WebCat,import_security_model,'Include_Credentials')

Example:

importServiceInstance('/app/oracle/biee/user_projects/domains/bi','ssi','/app/oracle/importDir/ssi.bar’,true,true,true,'Password1')

 

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