Re: Why should I upgrade my 7.31 instance to 9.4 or 10.0
On Thu, 2007-08-09 at 14:00 -0700, DL Redden wrote:
> We have a PeopleSoft 7.52 installation still running on IDS 7.31.UC4.
> I want to upgrade/migrate the database
> to a newer version of Informix, probably 9.40.FC7 or 10.0.FC6. The
> version will be dictated by the PS 8.48 or 8.49 tools that we install.
> I'm looking for reasons that would help me sell this idea to my upper
> I can think of a few reasons that make me want to make to move, such
> longer object names (The 18 character limit is a thorn in my side),
> better buffer management (I think, someone please confirm this),
> IDS 7.31 is reportedly EOS in April of 2009
> Quite honestly I'm having a hard time coming up with a good list of
> reasons since we've been running in this configuration for 7 or more
> years and it just runs. You have to love Informix for this trate but
> right now I just wish it'd break so that I'd have a good reason to get
> it upgraded.
> Can anyone help me out in making a case?
The upgrade should improve performance. If users aren't complaining
about performance yet, nuke a couple of indexes, and tell the users the
application has outgrown the database server and it needs to be