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EA Upgrade v9.3 to v11
« on: November 21, 2014, 03:37:07 am »
We are currently running EA v9.3.395 Corporate Edition

We are considering an upgrade exercise to bring us up to the latest V11

EA repository is stored in an MS SQL Server 2008r2 DB

Has EA published a document providing recommended upgrade steps

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Re: EA Upgrade v9.3 to v11
« Reply #1 on: November 21, 2014, 04:33:23 am »
Which notation (MDGs) are you modeling with ?

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Re: EA Upgrade v9.3 to v11
« Reply #2 on: November 21, 2014, 05:19:52 am »
Usually you can just install the new version over the old one. There are two points which should be mentioned: a) The enumeration (I hope I'm not wrong here) has changed and should be converted (wasn't there a script?) and b) the tagged values behave a bit differently now. Everything else is just plain the same basis and different GUI/behavior. It's even possible to work with both versions in parallel if you keep the above in mind.

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Re: EA Upgrade v9.3 to v11
« Reply #3 on: November 21, 2014, 05:23:41 am »
Well the reason for my question re the notation is that the implementation of several mdgs has changed between 9.3 and 11 - notably bpmn and I think Archimate (which is more bug fixes)....

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Re: EA Upgrade v9.3 to v11
« Reply #4 on: November 21, 2014, 06:52:23 am »
No problem upgrading just install new version and go ahead. I've found it just works.
If you want to be extra cautious then suggest installing it on one of your machines and do some tests on a copy of your repository. You can usually satisfy yourself within an hour or two that it works okay.

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Re: EA Upgrade v9.3 to v11
« Reply #5 on: November 21, 2014, 07:11:22 am »
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Well the reason for my question re the notation is that the implementation of several mdgs has changed between 9.3 and 11 - notably bpmn and I think Archimate (which is more bug fixes)....
It wasn't my intention to throw it over board ;) You're absolutely right and the OP should consider those updates as eventually being relevant.

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Re: EA Upgrade v9.3 to v11
« Reply #6 on: November 21, 2014, 08:10:29 pm »
Thanks all for your input

I've seen some of the comments on the forum around BPMN backward compatibility

qwerty - can you point me at this script you think needs to be run
If not run - what are the implications
Can I avoid running such a script if I export my models from v9.3 and then import after upgrading to v11 (assuming I set up a new DB as well)

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Re: EA Upgrade v9.3 to v11
« Reply #7 on: November 21, 2014, 09:07:08 pm »
I need to point you to the search button (or some kind Sparxian eventually reading this thread). I only found this one: http://www.sparxsystems.com/cgi-bin/yabb/YaBB.cgi?num=1403276759/5#5. If you do not use the enumeration (most people don't) then it's no problem anyway.

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Re: EA Upgrade v9.3 to v11
« Reply #8 on: November 25, 2014, 07:10:34 pm »
Is there any need to upgrade from v9.3 to v10.x before completing the upgrade to v11.x

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Re: EA Upgrade v9.3 to v11
« Reply #9 on: November 25, 2014, 08:49:14 pm »
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Is there any need to upgrade from v9.3 to v10.x before completing the upgrade to v11.x
No, not at all

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Re: EA Upgrade v9.3 to v11
« Reply #10 on: November 25, 2014, 08:52:33 pm »
Thanks Geert

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Re: EA Upgrade v9.3 to v11
« Reply #11 on: November 27, 2014, 08:02:03 pm »
Thank you very much, very usefully for me!

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Re: EA Upgrade v9.3 to v11
« Reply #12 on: November 28, 2014, 03:12:49 am »
Hi there,

I am wrapping up my EA 9.0.908 to 11.1112 and SQL 2008r2 to SQL 2014 testing and so far, the only thing that I encountered was that the DBA needed to change the database permissions to allow "Set Identity" to work with the SQL 2014 database (specifically when transferring from a .EAP to a Database).

Other than that, I've connected to SQL 2014 databases with EA 9 and 11 and also connected to SQL 2008r2 with EA9 and EA11 and it all has worked without issue (no database scripts to run, nothing to change in EA to this point).

"WELL DONE!" to Sparx for delivering one of the most stable/compatible pieces of software I've ever tested (considering two major revisions and I don't know how many db versions skipped).

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Re: EA Upgrade v9.3 to v11
« Reply #13 on: November 28, 2014, 03:17:01 am »
Good to hear, thanks for the update

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Re: EA Upgrade v9.3 to v11
« Reply #14 on: November 28, 2014, 11:01:53 am »
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"WELL DONE!" to Sparx for delivering one of the most stable/compatible pieces of software I've ever tested (considering two major revisions and I don't know how many db versions skipped).
Sure. But on the other hand this piece of database structure dates back to the last millennium. It has a distinct odor now too.

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