Installing and Upgrading HVR

Last updated on May 08, 2020

This section provides information on installing, upgrading, and configuring HVR software on various platforms. Before proceeding with the installation, ensure that the following are available.

HVR Installation Distribution

Download an HVR installation distribution for your specific operating system at To request a trial version, please visit the "COMPATIBILITY" section of the accompanying release notes (hvr.rel available in HVR_HOME directory) to ensure the version is compatible with the operating system and DBMS or refer to the relevant section in the HVR documentation - Platform Compatibility Matrix.

Hub Database 

Install a database that will serve as a hub database. This database can be Oracle, Ingres, Microsoft SQL Server, DB2 for Linux, UNIX and Windows, DB2 for I, PostgreSQL, Hana or Teradata. Initially, the database may be empty. The hub database will be used as a repository for the HVR channels. It will contain the list of tables to be replicated, actions defined, etc. For Oracle, the hub database is normally just an empty schema within the capture database or the target database. For more information about the grants for hub database, refer to the respective Location Class Requirements section.

HVR License File

After purchasing an HVR license, the HVR technical support will send you an email with an HVR license file (hvr.lic). For more information on the license file and how to install it, refer to the HVR Licensing section. 

The following topics provide essential information needed to install the HVR software on various platforms.