In Case of Emergency…Release Recovery Wizard

Whether it’s a case of an undiscovered bug in TEST, or an absent minded application owner, occasionally you will need to back out a change that you’ve applied.  
That’s not so tough you say.  After all that’s a large part of why we bought Stat.  Not only for the forward-motion of its drag-n-drop migrations, but to do recovery as well. 

In the last blog we looked at using the Mass Migration tool for Release Management.  This blog will look at the ability to roll that code back – Also at the release level. 

What’s Important?
The key to remember about the Stat Release Recovery tool:

  1. The Release Recovery window will allow anyone that has access to it to perform a migration with override capabilities. 
    Meaning, we can load the Release Recovery tool and migrate from point A to point B without concern for Workflow Rules, Approvals, even Object Locks! 
    The Release Recovery tool is meant to be used in emergency situations where time is critical.  
    My friend Tom Shaw reminded me of a great quote this week:  
    “With great power comes great responsibility.” ~ Voltaire 

Similar to the standard Mass Migration, the Release Recovery will allow you to migrate, or recovery, archive sets that were previously migrated using the
Mass Migration tool with a specific release selected.

Please see the following from the Stat User’s Guide: “The procedure for mass migrating archive sets based on application release labels in the Release Recovery window is
exactly the same as it is in the Mass Migration window, except in the Release Recovery window you can mass migrate any eligible archive set
to any environment you want, regardless of workflow rules, pending approvals, or object locks that may exist in other environments.

Wizard Rights:

To access the Stat Release Recovery tool, the user must have access to the “Wizards” you edit the security rights of a selected user class by clicking Edit Rights in
the User Class Maintenance window.

The User Class Rights window displays two tree list views of rights, which are grouped into categories corresponding to functional areas within in Stat.
The right side shows all the rights currently assigned to the class, while the left side shows all the unassigned rights.

Just remember... Use With Caution!

Thanks for taking the time to read this blog and I hope you found it informative.



William R. Hart

Solutions Architect

Dell | Pre-Sales, Quest Software, Inc

Office +1 727 787 7374