November 10, 2015
Existing V7 Users
V7 introduced HUGE, segmented and partitioned file support, and many new cache options for performance. V7.12 increased the PAGE_SIZE default from 2048 bytes to 8192 bytes. Keep this in mind with indexes from previous versions, as the page size is used as the index node size.
- Cleanly shut down any existing V7 Servers and remove remaining transaction logs. V9 introduces a new transaction log format.
- Store a copy of the V7 dynamic dump restore utility (ctrdmp) with any remaining backup files in case of future recovery. Consider validating a fresh V9 dump and restore and review your backup procedures at this time.