CDS email message - CDS/10/09/14/a

Sent 14 Sep 2010

Change to CDS Accord Database Explorer and removal of Detherm 2.0


As a result of the recent Oracle server software upgrade, it is necessary 
for us to change the configuration of the CDS Accelrys Accord Database 
server on Wed 22nd Sept at 10 am. It should take us less that 1 hour.
This will stop Accord Database Explorer clients from working temporarily
- see below for fix.

At the same time, support for the old Detherm 2.0 client access will be
stopped. Everyone should be using the newer 2.2 client that contains the
latest data updates.

Seehttp://cds.dl.ac.uk/cds/download/detherm.html



All CDS users of Accord will need to make a small change to their Oracle 
client file, located on the Windows PC, in order for it still to operate 
after 22nd Sept.

The file that needs changing is the Oracle file "tnsnames.ora" to be found
in the \network\admin folder e.g. c:\oracle\network\admin\tnsnames.ora
but it may be located elsewhere on your system.

The ACCORD3.DL.AC.UK PORT number needs to be changed from 1521 to 1522

i.e. the existing entry :

ACCORD3.DL.AC.UK =
  (DESCRIPTION =
    (ADDRESS_LIST =
      (ADDRESS = (PROTOCOL = TCP)(HOST = cds10.dl.ac.uk)(PORT = 1521))
    )
    (CONNECT_DATA =
      (SERVER = DEDICATED)
      (SERVICE_NAME = ACCORD3.dl.ac.uk)
    )
  )

becomes :

ACCORD3.DL.AC.UK =
  (DESCRIPTION =
    (ADDRESS_LIST =
      (ADDRESS = (PROTOCOL = TCP)(HOST = cds10.dl.ac.uk)(PORT = 1522))
    )
    (CONNECT_DATA =
      (SERVER = DEDICATED)
      (SERVICE_NAME = ACCORD3.dl.ac.uk)
    )
  )

If you do not have write access to the tnsnames.ora file, then you will 
have to arrange with your system administrator to do it for you after 22nd Sept.



Progress during the changeover will be posted on CDS Twitter or RSS feeds.

We apologise for the inconvenience that this will cause.

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