Hello Informix Forum,I want ot upgrade our Express Edition from 12.10.FC5 to 12.10.FC15W1, as we occasionally get the server crashing, usually with a Linux "mutex" error (curiously a few hours after executing an ALTER TABLE command).On the IBM Fix Central it has fix packs for each successive version, e.g. a pack for FC6, another for FC7, and so on up to IIF.12.10.FC15.linux-x86_64 .These are said to be for the "Enterprise Edition", and we use the Express Edition. Are they still applicable to our Express Edidtion?Do I need to install each successive fix pack, or can I just install the most recent for FC15? And if I have to install all fix packs, would it be better to just download and run the 12.10.FC15 installer?Is the procedure for applying a fix pack the same as doing a regular Linux install: untar the tar file contents in $INFORMIXDIR, then run ids_install ? (having previously backed up the directory and data naturally)Many thanks,
Yes of course you can copy chunk files from stoped server to the same location to the new server (chunk file names must be same unless you are doing restore with renaming chunks) - you can even do dd command for raw chunks and copy them to the "same place" on new server.
And yes, starting new version will trigger convert.HTHHrvoje