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Citrix® XenApp® 6.5 Expert Cookbook by Esther Barthel MSc

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Maintaining the XenApp® Farm Data Store

This recipe will show you how to perform maintenance tasks on the CXA Data Store by using the dsmaint utility.

How to do it...

You can run different maintenance tasks on the XenApp Farm Data Store with the dsmaint utility. Dsmaint supports tasks such as backing up, migrating, and compacting the database for both the Data Store and Streaming Offline database.

To migrate the data store to a new database server, follow these steps:

  1. Prepare the new database server with a copy or backup of the current database.
  2. Create a DSN file for the new database server.
  3. Run dsmaint migrate on the XenApp servers that already have an active data store connection and need to be rerouted to the new database server:
    dsmaint migrate ...

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