We’re pleased to announce our latest update to the migration tool for 5.x, and it is an exciting one: with this update you can now migrate your 4.1 events so you can continue to report against them in 5.x.
Our migration tool supports a migration path from 4.1 to 5.x. Clients on 4.1 can migrate a variable amount of data to a new 5.x environment so they can get the latest and greatest xMatters capabilities. The best way to get up to speed on the migration tool is to read our KBA on the subject: Migrating from 4.1 to 5.0.
The main change with this release is the addition of two new modes: RUNTIME and ARC.
- RUNTIME is an extension of the existing SYSTEM mode that includes recipient and system data, and all data related directly to events that have not been archived.
- ARC includes all archive and audit data for events that have already been archived.
The migration tool allows for some level of iterative execution using the various modes to progressively move data which in turn can help mitigate downtime and database impact for a running system. In addition to the various modes, there are a number of recommendations that have been added to the Installation and Administration Guide to help with performance and planning, so make sure you thoroughly read the "Upgrading from a Previous Version of xMatters" section in the guide and the KBA referenced above. We will update these as we identify other performance tips, so make sure you subscribe to their content.
We have one more planned version of the migration tool which will be available before the end of the year. This version will include additional performance enhancements for environments that allow database links between their 4.1 and 5.x environments to facilitate the bulk load nature of this activity. We have seen up to a 10x improvement in environments that can support this setup. With that knowledge it is recommended that larger clients use the existing tool to begin planning and building test and development systems. The actual production move can then be done using the updated 2.1 version for faster performance.
Until the next update,
The xMatters Team
JDN-3474 Originally created by Doug Peete