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Database changes 5.3.2 -> 5.3.3

Posted: 2010-09-30 10:00
by prisma
Are there any database changes from 5.3.2 to 5.3.3 ?

Background:
5.3.2 works smooth for us, but my opinion is, that a software should be kept always up-to-date. So I want to perform an update. If any problems appear, it would be nice to be able to do a rollback by changing the executable back. Yes, I know: Take a test server, try it yourself. But possibly anybody has tried this before...

Continuative: Is there a documentation about database changes of the future 5.4? (Background: Will a 5.3.3 work with a 5.4 Database if a emergency rollback is necessary?)

Re: Database changes 5.3.2 -> 5.3.3

Posted: 2010-09-30 10:20
by mattg
http://www.hmailserver.com/?page=changelog

I don't see any database changes there. (doesn't mean that there aren't any though).

Mostly for version jumps the database structure changes significantly to allow for improvements in the program. I wouldn't expect that 5.3.3 will work with a 5.4 database without grief. (it may work, I just wouldn't expect it to happen)

Re: Database changes 5.3.2 -> 5.3.3

Posted: 2010-09-30 10:32
by prisma
Thanks, I inspected the changelogs too, but there's nothing about database. You're right, the question is, would there be any notice if a database change is done?

So, the answer is up to Martin, I guess. Martin can you hear me? :)

Re: Database changes 5.3.2 -> 5.3.3

Posted: 2010-09-30 11:44
by dzekas
prisma wrote:Thanks, I inspected the changelogs too, but there's nothing about database. You're right, the question is, would there be any notice if a database change is done?

So, the answer is up to Martin, I guess. Martin can you hear me? :)
Install 5.3.2 and 5.3.3 on different test machines. Export database schemas. Compare them.

Re: Database changes 5.3.2 -> 5.3.3

Posted: 2010-09-30 13:08
by prisma
prisma wrote:Yes, I know: Take a test server, try it yourself. But possibly anybody has tried this before...