2.16 -> 2.17 DB migration

David Miller justdave at bugzilla.org
Fri Feb 6 17:58:11 UTC 2004

On 2/6/2004 11:14 AM -0500, chris.turner at intelsat.com wrote:

>Is the (core) database schema for 2.17 considered 'stable' at this point,
>or are there more changes anticipated?

It's probably stable, but there's no guarantee.  There may be things
checked in that alter it still.

>(I still need to review the user defined fields patches)

And there is no guarantee yet that the custom fields stuff will remain
upward compatible, you'll need to check with the folks working on thos
patches for that.

>Secondly,  if the database -is- considered stable, I'm wondering if there
>is any documentation or scripts available relating to migration of the
>bugzilla database from the 2.16 schema (with 'groupset' permissions) to
>the 2.17 schema.

There is generally no need to worry about this at all, as long as any time
you upgrade you are always upgrading (and not downgrading ;)

The checksetup.pl script will always take your database from whatever state
it is in at any point in Bugzilla's history (in theory from version 2.5 and
upwards) and update it to the current schema.  So as long as you remember
to run checksetup.pl after you upgrade, there is nothing to worry about.
Dave Miller      Project Leader, Bugzilla Bug Tracking System
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