Getting Started

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The following sections introduce you to the first few actions as a new user of SID-Refresh™.

General Prerequisites

  • Should be run as <sid> adm account

  • Requires Java Runtime Environment (JRE) version 1.8 or higher

  • Requires SID-Refresh™ license file SIDREFRESH.LIC in the directory with the SIDRefresh.jar file for Linux/Unix or the SIDRefresh.jar file for Windows systems

  • SID-Refresh™ can be on Linux/Unix/Windows

  • SID-Refresh™ can be run using GUI or the terminal console.

  • It is strictly recommended to use the R3trans version with timestamp 24.03.17 or newer.

Initial Setup

  1. Download SID-Refresh™ here.

  2. Log in to the source system using an <sid> adm account.

  3. Copy/Paste the SIDRefresh.jar (For Linux/Unix) or SIDRefresh.exe file (for Windows system) and the SIDREFRESH.LIC license file in the same directory.

  4. Verify if the Java version installed in the system met the minimum requirement as stated in the General Prerequisites.

    1. For Linux/Unix, run the following command in a terminal: 

java -version

b. For Windows, run the following command in the command prompt:

java -version

5. Verify if the x terminal is working and if necessary, adjust the DISPLAY environment variable because it is required to run the X11 server.

6. Verify if the R3Trans path is within the SID adm directory and if you can execute a test connect. 

a. For Linux/Unix, run the following command in a terminal:

R3trans -x

b. For Windows, run the following command in the command prompt:

R3trans.exe -x

Installing and Updating Licenses

  • You will receive an e-mail with the license key file attached.

  • If you need to renew or replace the key, please open a support ticket or e-mail us at

  • Copy the license key file SIDREFRESH.LIC to the SID-Refresh™ home directory where the SIDRefresh.jar is located.

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