|Subject||Re: [firebird-support] Updating Firebird version and database compatibility issue|
|Author||Leandro Melo de Sales|
On 9-1-2017 18:08, Leandro Melo de Sales leandromsales@...
> Scenario: My customer has a Linux CentOS 5.7 with Firebird TCP/IP server
> version LI-V188.8.131.52540 Firebird 2.5. I want to update his Linux server
> to Ubuntu latest version. My customer uses a third-party application
> called ProDoctor that connects to the server.
> Question: is there any compatibility issues if I do the Linux update?
Moving from CentOS to Ubuntu is not really an upgrade, and more a
migration, you might hit some snags that have nothing to do with Firebird.
I am assuming that you will be using the Firebird version of the
distribution, but as you haven't mentioned a specific version: if you
update to a higher 2.5.x version of Firebird there should be no
compatibility problems.Yes, moving to the last 2.5 version available in Ubuntu.
If you upgrade to a 3.0.x version of Firebird there might be
compatibility issues and you will need to migrate the database using a
backup under Firebird 2.5 and restore under Firebird 3.0. Consult the
Firebird 3 release notes for details.This is not the plan for now.
And above all else: test the upgrade, especially when going to Firebird 3.
As to ProDoctor, I have never heard from it, you might want to consult
the vendor for information and compatibility.Thanks, Mark!Leandro.
Pervasive and Mobile Computing Laboratory (COMPELab.org / IC)