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From Knut Anders Hatlen <Knut.Hat...@Sun.COM>
Subject Re: beta now available for testing
Date Sat, 26 Aug 2006 18:31:41 GMT
Stephen Caine <stephen@commongrnd.com> writes:

> Knut,
>> Upgrade is disabled in alpha and beta releases of Derby, but you can
>> enable it by setting the derby.database.allowPreReleaseUpgrade
>> property (java -Dderby.database.allowPreReleaseUpgrade=true ....).
>> If you set that property, your 10.1 database is booted in soft
>> upgrade mode, which means that the database will still work when
>> you go back to Derby 10.1.
>> If you set the property *and* add ";upgrade=true" to the connection
>> URL, the database will be upgraded to the 10.2 format. In that
>> case, the database cannot be booted with Derby 10.1 any more. And
>> if the database format is changed between the beta and the final
>> release, it might not even be bootable with Derby 10.2.
>> You should absolutely not upgrade a database to 10.2 beta unless you
>> have a backup!
> Thank you for the warning.
> Can I set the derby.database.allowPreReleaseUpgrade property in the
> Derby properties file?

Yes, you can.

Knut Anders

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