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On 19 Oct 2010 07:08:11 -0700, David Kerber wrote: >Do people here consider SQLA 12 to be ready for production use? I'm >migrating from 9.0.2, and am trying to decide between 11.0.1 and 12.0. > >D Hi Dave, I would say that depends heavily on how long it takes you to migrate. With us, it took us 2-3 months to migrate and test from 9.0.2. to 11.0.0 and 11.0.1 came out so ended up testing against that and came across a few issues with Oracle support and then it was only ready several weeks after that. But then, we use Ultralite and Mobilink and DBMLSync as well as SQL Anywhere. I haven't seen the mass discussion on the boards with SQL12 that I have seen with SQLA11 so it might imply that fewer are migrating at the moment. Having said that, it may be that everything is working as expected such that there is no discussion required and that the new features help only a small few in the customer base at present. Cheers, Shao David, im my experience most products with a .0 and the end of the version number have more catches or pitfalls than their successors with higher numbers. Ever since some big trouble we had with a large 6.0 customer we stayed away from 9.0.0 and 11.0.0 for production use and ran happily with 7.0.3/4, 9.0.1/2 and 11.0.1 (skipping 8 and 10 nearly totally). We can't migrate all our customers to a new version simultaneously, so we're not able to use features supplied by the latest version in our software anyway. That allows for a "lazy" upgrade cycle. We encourage new customers to buy SA 12, but install SA11. The licence policy covers that: if the product is purchased using SPDC to download licence and files, they may create and download licences for previous (active) versions. Thus they are able upgrade to SA 12 anytime whithout further expenses, when our product is finally tested with SA12. As a different trend: We're about to migrate a SQL Remote setup from 8.0.3 to SA 12.0.0 and have not had any showstopper so far. We had tested with SA 11.0.1, too (and several 12 betas), but SA 12 seems o.k. so far. But it's too early to claim success, I guess I can tell more before the year has passed:) Regards Volker
asked 26 Oct '10, 10:25
I want to want to want to want to want to (that's 5 want tos, the maximum possible score) migrate Foxhound from 220.127.116.116 to 12, but every time I try I run into some splat! or another that scares me off.
So far they have all turned out to NOT be showstoppers (like the V12 engine crashing on shutdown after Sybase Central 12 incorrectly refuses to do database profiling of a V11 database file... yeah, pretty obscure).
But... I am easily frightened.
Heck, I am so easily frightened I won't move off build 2276 (a Golden Build if you ask me :)
Breck Says There You Have My Answer
answered 26 Oct '10, 10:26