Upgrade refers to the replacement of a product with a newer version of the same product. - replace (a software program) with a more recently released, enhanced version. - replace (a hardware device) with one that provides better performance.

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Converting MySQL 5.6.10 - 32 bit to 64 bit version

I am currently using MySQL DB Version 5.6.10 for 32 bit running in 64 bit Window OS.I want to change it to 64 bit without taking any dump..Can anyone help in this?
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SQL Server 2008 upgrade to SQL Server 2012 on a cluster

I have a Windows 2008R2 2 node cluster with SQL Server 2008 clustered. How do I prevent the cluster from failing over while I am applying the SQL Server 2012 to the alternate node first? Any pointers ...
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pg_upgrade unrecognized configuration parameter “unix_socket_directory”

I'm trying to upgrade Postgresql from 9.2 to 9.3 in Fedora 18 using this command as the postgres user $ pg_upgrade -b /bin -B /usr/pgsql-9.3/bin -d /var/lib/pgsql/data -D /var/lib/pgsql/9.3/data/ -j ...
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Upgrading MySQL 5.1 to 5.5 - All tables gone [closed]

I'm trying to upgrade from MySQL 5.1 to MySQL 5.5. I followed the instructions here: http://dev.mysql.com/doc/refman/5.5/en/windows-upgrading.html I also adjusted the Datadir. But after the upgrade, ...
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Install SP 3 on SQL Server 2008, where merge replication is running

I have a SQL Server 2008 and I should install Service Pack 3 for it. On my server there are several databases replicated, and mobile devices sync data via merge replication. Can problems occur, if I ...
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Upgrading MySQL 5.1 to 5.5 on Centos 6 without removing dependencies

I'm trying to upgrade MySQL 5.1 to 5.5 using yum/rpm combo (yum to remove MySQL 5.1 and rpm to install MySQL 5.5). Most instructions I've found suggest to do first: yum remove mysql mysql-server ...
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Changing the mysql.proc table directly after upgrade

Our host upgraded our mysql install without us knowing from roughly 5.1 to 5.5. This caused a problem because the table definition of mysql.proc is different as discussed here: ...
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10g to 11gr2 upgrade causes SYS.UTL_HTTP malfunction

After a 10g to 11gr2 upgrade, we are getting ORA-29273 errors when we try to use the SYS.UTL_HTTP package. Our upgrade list requires ACL to be disabled. How can we resolve this problem without ...
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pg_upgrade fails with lc_ctype cluster values do not match

I'm upgrading my PostgreSQL version 9.1.4 database to version 9.2.4. Both the old and the new version are the bundled versions of postgresapp.com for Mac OS X. When trying to upgrade the database I ...
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Hazards of Upgrading SQL Server Express 2008 to R2

A client of mine reached the 4GB database limit on a SQL Server 2008 Express. As a test I installed the R2 version on another machine and restored a backup of the database. I'd like to upgrade the ...
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SQL server 2012 upgrade causing reindexing to take a long time / fill up log file [closed]

I have a customer who has upgraded their SQL Server from SQL Server 2005 to SQL Server 2012. According to them, no other changes were made. They have an ERP database which does a full reindex once a ...
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How often should MySQL (stock, Percona, etc.) be upgraded?

My organization runs several data-driven web applications backed by various flavors of MySQL on RHEL (i.e. we're just like everyone else!) Some of our web apps use the standard build of MySQL, and we ...
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Performance Hit when upgrading to Oracle 11gr2

I am experiencing the same symptoms as noted in this question which was closed and does not have a satisfactory answer. Original Question We've recently upgraded from Oracle 10gR2 (10.2.0.4 ) to ...
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In place upgrade from MySQL 5.5 to 5.6.11 removes all users from user table

On Windows, I upgraded from 5.1 to 5.5 no problem. Copied my 5.1 data folder into my 5.5 instance Started mysqld skipping grants Ran mysql_upgrade All good, but going from 5.5 to 5.6: Copied ...
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Is it possible to upgrade mongodb cluster without upgrading arbiters?

Is it possible to have running real nodes with version 2.4 and arbiter nodes with 2.0 or 1.8 in the replica set? Upgrade guides for version 2.2 and 2.4, did not tell anything about upgrading ...
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Is it possible to upgrade MongoDB from 2.0 to 2.4 directly

We have a replica set with 2 members and one arbiter in production. 10gen documentation states that 2.0 to 2.2 is a binary-compatible “drop-in" upgrade and so it's 2.2 to 2.4. Is it safe to upgrade ...
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What are the hazards of upgrading a SQL Server service pack?

Are there any specific pitfalls/standard considerations when upgrading an instance of MS SQL Server to a higher service pack? Is there anything special that is generally done besides making sure there ...
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Steps to upgrade MySQL from version 5.0 to version 5.5

I have been developing under MySQL v5.0 for a while now and need to upgrade to v5.5 to be in step with the hosted production server. After having searched for precise steps to do this migration, I am ...
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replication breaks after upgrading master

I have a set up of replication with master 5.1.30 and slave 5.5.16 and the replication is working good Now i have upgraded mysql master to 5.1.47 As far as i know we have to turn off the log bin ...
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MySQL upgrade 5.0.88 to latest

Very interesting and informative blog.. I have a question - i have a requirement of upgrading from 5.0.88 to latest version.. Why should i upgrade? if so, which version should i consider? What ...
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Upgrade SQL Server 2012 Express to Evaluation Edition

Is there a way to upgrade an instance of SQL Server 2012 Express to SQL Server Evaluation Enterprise? I tried using the SQL Server Installation Center and clicking Maintenance, and then Edition ...
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Can a view affect ALTER TABLE commands?

I provide a database system to a number of customers. The database is installed locally on Oracle. We periodically upgrade the database structure (either adding new fields, renaming old fields, ...
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upgrade mysql 5.1 to 5.5 on Ubuntu 11.10

I currently have mysql server 5.1 installed via apt-get on my production Ubuntu 11.10 server root@Ubuntu-1110-oneiric-64-minimal$ dpkg --get-selections | grep sql-server mysql-server ...
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SQL Server 2005 upgrade to Service Pack 4 (SP4) via command line

I have been wracking my brain over upgrading SQL Server 2005 to SQL Server 2005 SP4. I have a script for installing new instances of SQL Server for all versions and they all work wonderfully. Problem ...
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Problems executing pg_ctl during pg_upgrade from 9.0 to 9.1 on Windows

I'm trying to upgrade my 9.0 PSQL to 9.1 on Windows Server 2003. I've installed 9.1, stopped both services, and generally followed all steps on this guide. When I actually run the command, however, I ...
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Identify NON-ANSI joins in SQL Server 2008 R2 on a Database that's in 2000 (80) compatibility mode

We have a very old database running on SQL Server 2008 R2. The database is running in 2000 (80) compatibility mode and has oodles of NON-ANSI joins in stored procedures, views and functions. We need ...
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Deleting folders after Oracle upgrade

I upgraded from Oracle 10g to Oracle 11g in Windows Server 2003. New Oracle home : C:\app\oracle\product\11.2.0\db_1 Old Oracle 10g was installed on: C:\oracle\product\10.2.0\ Questions Is the ...
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Read ancient Oracle database into current Oracle version

An old computer with Oracle 8i is dead. We have the daily backup of the database (C:\oradata). We are unable to install this old Oracle version anywhere because we don't have the install CDs for it. ...
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Are SQL Server in-place upgrades as ill advised as they used to be?

I have been working with SQL server on and off since SQL Server 6.5, the old advice that still rings in my head was never to do an in-place upgrade. I'm currently upgrading my 2008 R2 DEV and TEST ...
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MySQL 5.5 Fail start Fedora 16

I installed mysql and mysql-server from the repos (MySQL version 5.5). Then tried to start it, but got an error. [root@server]# service mysqld start Redirecting to /bin/systemctl start ...
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Upgrade production database during software development lifecycle

Background Using Oracle, there are a number of tools that help with migrating and applying development changes into the production environment (such as Embarcadero Change Manager). These tools can be ...
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Sybase ASA 9 Central exception on connecting to old database

I have installed sybase ASA 9 i used the sybase central to connect to an old version .db file of ASA version 6, a wizard popup and ask yes or no to unload the database .. for upgrade i click yes ...
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“Zero” downtime and minimal space requirements for upgrade to PostgreSQL 9.2

Need to migrate from PostgreSQL 8.3.x to 9.2 Constraint 1: 8.4 and above have made datetime format to be integer by default. Wasn't so in 8.3.x. As a result pg_upgrade can't be used. Unless server is ...
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Software/Hardware Upgrade

I've been working on a software/hardware upgrade from SQL2005 on win 2003 to SQL2008 R2 SP2 on win2008. The new hardware has 48 cores with 128 gig of ram whereas the older server 16 cores with 32Gig ...
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How to wait for PostgreSQL to be startable / restorable?

I'm testing a PostgreSQL 8.2.1 to 9.2 upgrade on a virtual machine running a custom Linux distro. The upgrade procedure is as follows: Start the pg service Vacuum all DBs (not sure if this is ...
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Migrating MySQL 5.0 to 5.5 - simple databases

I have a LAMP server on my LAN running a very old version of RedHat with MySQL 5.0, and I'm trying to migrate it to Ubuntu 12.04 to update it. I know the advice is to migrate MySQL 5.0 to 5.1 then ...
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What happens to existing MySQL databases when I upgrade my Ubuntu distro?

I am in the midst of upgrading my Ubuntu distro from 10.4 to 12.4. Fearfully, it asked me for root password on MySQL when I was upgrading the distro. I used to have databases on that server, would ...
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What are the most compelling reasons to upgrade from SQL Server 2005 to SQL Server 2012?

We currently have 2 SQL Server 2005 Enterprise machines in a mirrored environment running on Dell R815 servers. These machines consist of: Four AMD Opteron 6176 Processors (12 cores at 2.3Ghz), for ...
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Cassandra upgrade/repair issues in migration

I wanted to migrate part of the column families in a cluster to a new cluster. I made a snapshot of the source cluster and copied the data, made a new cluster with the same name, same number of nodes ...
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Postgresql: what to do about upgrading “main” cluster from 8.4 to 9.1 when a 9.1 “main” already exists?

I have an existing 8.4 cluster (named main) that I want to upgrade to 9.1. However, when I go to upgrade it, I get an error because 9.1 already has a cluster named main (apparently a default cluster ...
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postgresql dump and load — need to dump “postgres” db also?

If I pg_dump a db from an 8.4 cluster, and then load it into a different 9.1 cluster, do I need to pg_dump and restore the 'postgres' db as well? (I'm not familiar with what is contained in the ...
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Why would a SQL Server 2008 R2 database disable a table index when upgraded to SQL Server 2012

I've restored a database backup in a new SQL Server 2012 server from a .bak made in SQL Server 2008 R2, and one of the tables has it's primary key index disabled. This doesn't happen when I restore to ...
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Is it possible to do an in-place upgrade of SQL Server 2005 Standard to SQL 2012 Enterprise?

At the moment, I have a SQL 2005 Standard box. I'd like to upgrade it to SQL 2012 Enterprise in-place. When I say in place, I mean an install similar to Office 2010, e.g. it removes the older (Office ...
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How do I copy databases from Postgres 8.4 to Postgres 9.1?

My trac server recently started having issues. It was running a very outdated version of Ubuntu, and I was unable to properly use apt-get to correct the issues I was having. So instead I backed up the ...
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MySQL upgrade on Ubuntu - any heads ups?

I am needing to upgrade MySQL on Ubuntu, it is a production server and naturally cautious. My many googles look to be essentially saying that I need to : Backup my current mysql database and ...
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Should I use mysql_upgrade after mysqld_safe when upgrading MariaDB?

I'm wanting to know the best practice to do a MariaDB upgrade on opensuse. I am getting this error: mysqldump: Couldn't execute 'SHOW FUNCTION STATUS WHERE Db = 'a_database'': Cannot load from ...
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PostgreSQL memory spike upgrade from 8.2 to 9.1

We recently upgraded a few of our development computers from PostgreSQL 8.2 to 9.1, with plans on eventually upgrading our production servers. Everything seems well with the restore of the databases, ...
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Upgrade Postgres without doing a pg_dumpall

I'm upgrading from postgres 8.4 to 9.0 and looking at the manual it looks like this is my only choice: pg_dumpall -p 5432 | psql -d postgres -p 6543 Which means I'll need to stop any writes to the ...
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oracle 10g xe to 11g xe upgrade

The oracle 10g DB that is being currently used has exceeded the limit of 4GB. For the application to continue the db needs to be upgraded to 11g. But the upgrade doc requires a data pump export to be ...
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How to update SQL Server 2012 from Evalutation to Developer edition?

During the installation of a new development infrastructure, I had to install many SQL Server instances on different machines. Some were of course dedicated for production and some other for ...