Re: Data loss: suggestions for handling
On Fri, Aug 01, 2003 at 07:51:46PM +1000, Matthew Palmer wrote:
> The latest upstream version of a package I've begun to maintain, IRM, has a
> problem in that a portion of the data in the system (relating to software
> and licence assignment) can't be upgraded along with the rest of the
> database - the schema is totally different.
Even if the schema is different, if it represents the same data, it should
be possible to convert it. Maybe someone here (or upstream) can help with
this. What instructions does upstream provide for the upgrade? Do they say
that you must destroy this data and recreate it?