Database migration in Base

Jean-Pierre Ledure jp at
Wed Apr 11 09:34:47 UTC 2018

Le 11/04/18 à 10:49, Kaganski Mike a écrit :
> On 4/11/2018 10:46 AM, Jean-Pierre Ledure wrote:
>> When the database conversion is automatic without a fault back 
>> scenario, then the software has at least to *GUARANTEE* that there 
>> will be neither data loss nor functional loss afterwards. 
> Well - the "*GUARANTEE*" part sounds ... funny even comparing with "guarantee" level offered by paid support from some industry-leading
> corporations);
OK, I'm ready to make a compromise here: avoidance of data loss should 
be guaranteed while functional regressions should be kept minimal ...
>   but there's a point: I don't know how is it implemented
> now, but I see how a user might be concerned when one opens one's DB
> with a newer SW and gets a converted data without warnings or backups.
> So we should actually provide either one or the other. Id doesn't matter
> if one wants "guarantees"; but it does if one gets unexpected
> incompatibilities - e.g., one may work with one's data using different
> software on different occasions, etc.
That's why I insist on a mastered process: the user should decide how 
and when he wants to migrate his Base files.

Thanks for your comments.

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