Migration from Caché to IRIS can be quite a challenge if your code is grown over many years
and probably not so clean structured as you may like it. So you face the need to check your
migrated code against some reference data. A few samples might not be a problem,
but some hundred GB of data for testing might be.
A possible step could be to have your fresh code in IRIS but leave your huge datastore on Caché
and connect both environments over ECP. I have created a demo project that gives you the
opportunity to try this based on 2 Docker images with IRIS and with Caché connected over ECP.
Caché acts as ECP Server while IRIS acts as ECP Client.
In IRIS you have a namespace SAMPLES.
Globals are in remote database SAMPLES on Caché
Routines (and Classes) are in database USER
The classes were just migrated by drag/drop from Cashé Studio to Iris Studio
Data-Globals are in remote database SAMPLES on Caché
This setup allows you to have local data in namespace USER
and remote data in namespace SAMPLES and run your test queries or other exercises.
Installation for IRIS:
Get the external IPV4 address of the machine that runs your docker environment (example =10.10.1.99 )
This is required to establish access between both containers
Install CrossECP-Caché from OEX
Download CrossECP-IRIS from OEX
Copy your (loan) license key into iris.key
From the download directory run:
docker-compose up -d --build
It uses these port mapings -p 45773:1972 -p 46773:52773 -p 47773:53773
Your actual directory is mapped to /external to allow file exchange with docker environment
To complete installation feed your Docker host IP address (10.10.1.99) and start operation run:
docker-compose exec iris iris session iris initECP
Server status 1 Not Connected Continue anyway ? (nNyY) [Y]: Y Enter Host-IP-Adress of Docker (nn.nn.nn.nn) [192.168.0.6]: 10.10.1.99 Connect to ECP sever on 10.10.1.99 now ? (nNyY) [Y]: Y Server status 5 Normal
This last step is just for your comfort. Of course, you can do this also from SMP
by System > Configuration > ECP Settings > ECP Data Servers
Now you are ready for testing