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Status Future consideration
Workspace Informix
Components Informix Server
Created by Guest
Created on Apr 18, 2013

Upgrade of secondary server without restore from primary

Assuming we're upgrading a sever which is a primary server in a MACH-11 cluster, it should be able to save all the new page images (of changed pages during the conversion) in the file system. Very similar to what we do in the CONVERSION_GUARD feature. But instead of the original image, we should store the new image. After this, we should start the secondary with the new version. Once it started it should notice that it's not running the previous version. As such it should ask the primary if it's on the same new version. If it is, it should ask if the primary has the "changed pages stored". If yes, it should accept the transfer of those pages and store them on the local storage. After that it should continue working as before.
I can spot a problematic point... This would probably not work if the nodes were not synchronized before the primary conversion started... So some restrictions or mandatory steps could be implemented