So far, upgrading from one development 1.9 release or 2.0.0 release candidate to another was not officially supported. Only unofficial patches and only for MySQL were available.

Starting  with 2.0.0rc3, all database upgrades for all supported databases will be fully supported.

This should be great news for those who would like to do extended testing, as it will allow to create more complex test data and keep it while upgrading. Additionally, this would be useful for people who would like to start with a test deployment, and are cautious about redoing all of their configuration for further 2.0.0 release candidates or the final 2.0.0 release.

This commitment is largely because of the Zabbix maintainer for Gentoo, MattM, who was asking for that on the Zabbix IRC channel 😉

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    Oleksiy Zagorskyi
    Posted April 25, 2012 at 13:58 0Likes

    And where we will be able to find that “official” patches ?

    • Richlv
      Posted April 25, 2012 at 14:04 0Likes

      probably in the same location where normal patches are located – but so far there have been no database changes since 2.0.0rc3 🙂

    • Richlv
      Posted May 18, 2012 at 22:54 0Likes

      rc4 to rc5 does require db patching now – thus db patches have been added to upgrades/dbpatches/2.0//rc4_rc5.sql

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    Posted May 14, 2012 at 09:35 0Likes

    So how do You upgrade rc3 database to rc4? Reimport data.sql?

    • Richlv
      Posted May 18, 2012 at 21:12 0Likes

      actually, there have been no database changes from rc3 to rc4, so you don’t have to do anything at all when going to rc4 🙂