Fabian Posted January 25 Report Share Posted January 25 Hi, The recent upgrade from 2.5 to 2.6 requires to convert the cases. This is the first time since we use Connect a case conversion is required. However, we have done several conversion with Intella Team / Pro since we use the product since version 1.8 or so. Cases can get quite large (several TB), when you have container based evidence every item is also cached in the "data" database within the case directory. This makes handling the case directory difficult (e.g. backups, etc.). Converting a case makes a copy of the whole case directory, then it rewrites some of the indices. The data directory was not touched by the conversion prcoess (as far as I can tell - I did a couple of test conversions and checked timestamps and file access logs). I'd like to see the conversion process improved: 1) add an option for an in place conversion. Add a warning message that this might corrupt the case, so the user is responsible for making a backup previous to conversion. Backups should be created on a nightly basis anyways. 2) rework the process so all changed db-directories get copied / renamed to *.old or *.2-5 or sth. like that. If the conversion fails, the old databases can be restored very easily, no data should be lost. 3) Please consider an option to have an external location for the data-db directory. As far as I can tell the data-db is only changed upon processing and I'd like to have it sit on a separate storage volume. Finally, I already created a support ticket for this, when your Connect setup needs to convert several large cases to upgrade from 2.5 to 2.6 the whole process falls apart, since you can't (effortless) run 2.5 and 2.6 in parallel. So either the not yet converted 2.5 cases stay offline for several days or the already converted 2.6 cases are offline until converting all cases has finished. This is not an option in a production environment. regards, Fabian Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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