We currently have a large V9 database (replicating) which we need to upgrade to V16 - The disk on the server is running very low and i would like to move it to a external USB drive attached to the server. The file locations ar
C:\SDATA_LOG - This is holding the log files E:\SDATA - This holds the main DB file (100GB)
Usually I would use dbunload -ar (Directory) - but as this creates a copy I would run out of disk space.
If I copy the main DB onto the external disk (F:) can I still run this command ? (leaving the log files on the C: dive) ? -If so do I just then copy the upgraded file back to the E:\SDATA directory ?
asked 10 Apr '15, 12:47
If you move the v9 database to your external disk then I'd suggest that you use "dbunload -an newfile.db ..." to create a new v16 database on your C: disk. This has two advantages: (1) you will have a backup of your original v9 database, and (2) you do not need to move/copy the new database back to your c: drive when it is done.
answered 10 Apr '15, 13:20