PSQL v13 Release Notes
General Release – June 2017
Welcome to the General Release of PSQL v13.
These release notes cover the following topics:
This document is included in your PSQL installation but may be updated after the release. Its latest version is always posted on the Actian website.
Product Editions
This release includes the following editions.
Linux (Raspbian)
Platforms Supported
This release has been successfully tested on the following operating systems, where appropriate in both their 32- and 64-bit editions:
We recommend updating all operating systems to their latest service packs.
Product Authorization
PSQL comes with a trial key for evaluation installations. These trial keys have limits of 20 users for Server, 5 users for Workgroup, and Medium size (20 GB) for Vx Server.
If you are installing this release of PSQL, you are required to authorize the product, either at the time of installation or after installation using the License Administrator utility.
Authorizing on Windows
On Windows, product authorization is required for PSQL Server, Vx Server, and Workgroup. Product authorization can be performed during installation or using the license administrator utility after installation. Authorizing PSQL during installation requires an Internet connection. To authorize PSQL after installation, see the alternative authorization procedures outlined in PSQL User's Guide.
Licensing on Raspbian and Windows IoT Core
On Raspbian and Windows IoT Core, for product authorization beyond the trial period, contact Actian.
License Authorization Access Through Proxy Servers on Windows
We recommend that you use Windows Internet Explorer to configure proxy servers. If your proxy server was not configured using Internet Explorer, we recommend that you use Internet Explorer to configure it again. If you are unable to use Internet Explorer, then you can use the steps given here. These steps involve editing the Windows Registry.
Caution Editing the registry is an advanced procedure. If done improperly, the editing can cause your operating system not to start. If necessary, obtain the services of a qualified technician to do the editing. Actian Corporation does not accept responsibility for a damaged registry.
In a 64-bit Windows operating system, two keys in the Registry can store proxy server settings:
Depending on the PSQL edition (Server, Client, Vx Server, or Workgroup), the ELS proxy server settings can be created in either location. Licensing manager looks for its proxy server settings first in the HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Wow6432Node\Pervasive Software\ELS\ key. If it cannot locate them there, it looks in the HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Pervasive Software\ELS\ key.
If you are editing Registry settings for proxy servers, you first need to find the correct location.
Note PSQL requires only the proxy_host and proxy_port values. Depending on the configuration of your proxy server, you may also need to add proxy_userid and proxy_passwd.
License Authorization Access Through Proxy Server on Linux
For PSQL on Linux systems, to configure a proxy server to allow license authorization, you must edit the els.ini file. An exception is PSQL on Raspbian, which uses a different licensing model.
Note PSQL requires only proxy_host and proxy_port values. Depending on the configuration of your proxy server, you may also need to add proxy_userid and proxy_passwd.
Client Compatibility
On Windows and Linux, PSQL v13 Server and Workgroup support PSQL v12 Client or later, except for Raspbian, where only PSQL v13 Client is supported.
Compatibility with AuditMaster, Backup Agent, or DataExchange
AuditMaster, Backup Agent, and DataExchange installed with earlier PSQL versions are not compatible with PSQL v13. When you are preparing to upgrade PSQL from an older version, you must first uninstall any existing installations of these products. Before removing them, we recommend that you capture their configuration settings to use in reinstalling and configuring new versions after upgrading.
New Features and Enhancements
See What’s New in PSQL for coverage of new and changed features in this release of PSQL. This document is included with the installed documentation and at the Actian website on the download page. The download version may be updated after the product release, so we recommend you refer to that version for the latest information.
Installing PSQL
This topic discusses installation of the product. Before reading further, be familiar with Product Authorization.
Installation files are available for download from the Actian website.
You must remove any previously installed prerelease version, such as a beta or release candidate from any edition, before installing a final General Availability (GA) release of PSQL.
If you have not installed the product before or are upgrading for the first time and want to read about installation in detail, see Getting Started with PSQL, available on the installation media or the Actian website.
Installation comes in two types:
Installing PSQL on Windows
To start the installation, run the installer application (Install_*.exe) for the PSQL engine or client type that you want to install and follow the instructions displayed by the installer.
The PSQL installer automatically detects the bit architecture of the operating system and installs the right components. You do not have to choose the 32- or 64-bit installer application.
The following table describes PSQL installers on Windows operating systems.
Important Notes about Installing on Windows
The following information applies when you install PSQL on Windows systems.
Installing Silently on Windows
To install PSQL silently, run the PSQL installation using the quiet command line option /qn, as shown in this example:
Install_PSQL<InstallType>.exe /s /v"/qn /l*v \"%temp%\PSQLv13_InstallLogFileName.log\""
This example creates an installation log file in the Windows temp directory.
Optionally, to authorize PSQL after the installation has completed, use the License Administrator command line tool clilcadm.exe:
"<PSQL_install_path>\bin\clilcadm.exe" -a <key>
Installing PSQL on Linux (Raspbian)
This release of PSQL has been tested on Raspbian. For information about installing or upgrading to PSQL on Linux, see Getting Started with PSQL.
Installation Packages
PSQL offers full and client installations of TAR Linux packages. A full installation includes the necessary engine and client files, utilities, and the complete user documentation. A client installation provides only files needed to support a client, including utilities and documentation. The following table lists the installation packages.
Package Names1                                                          
1 yy.yy-zzz.zzz represents the digits in the file name for the release and build numbers of the product.
Installing Backup Agent
You can use Backup Agent v13 to upgrade from all previous versions of Backup Agent.
Backup Agent does not require a separate license when used with PSQL Server. It is included with PSQL Server for Windows. To use Backup Agent with PSQL Workgroup, you must have a separate license.
Fixed Issues and Known Issues
The Actian website provides a history log for this release of PSQL that lists issues fixed and enhancements added since the previous release. You can also find a list of known issues.
Usage Notes
This section discusses situations you might encounter using the product after installation.
For Windows
Technical Support
You can obtain technical support from several online options at the Actian website:
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