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Upgrading SiteFinity 3.5 to 3.6 database

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  1. Gregory Kaufman
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    17 Jul 2008
    08 Apr 2009
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    Applying a 3.6 patch to an existing SiteFinity 3.5 SP1 site is easy enough, but what about the database? How can I convert my project to use a 3.6 database without losing all of my current data? Are there scripts or utilities that can handle this? Or can SiteFinity 3.5 SP1 use a 3.6 database without problems?

    I've compared both databases and the 3.6 database contains about 1/2 as many tables as 3.5 SP1.

    I can't find any information about this in the upgrade documentation. Any help you guys can provide would be most appreciated. Thanks in advance.

    Best,
    Sebastian G.
  2. Ivan Dimitrov
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    09 Apr 2009
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    Hi Gregory Kaufman,

    The database is automatically updated and the data you have will not be lost. We use Nolics layer to define tables in our database. When you replace all required folder and assemblies the database tables version is checked  - if the value is different an upgrade/downgrade is processed. Nolics.ORMapper.Base.OdbDataProvider.Upgrade() is called.

    The only possible loses that I have seen could be related if you have workflow and not published items - you have some staged content - let's say in status "For Approval". Then, the content item will not be deleted. The last published version will be used.

    I hope this helps.

    All the best,
    Ivan Dimitrov
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