Stages v6 to v7 program update - overview

Please contact your product consultant to work out a migration plan.

Update requirements: to upgrade to Stages v7 the following preliminary topics need to be clarified:

Metamodel : A migration of your customer specific metamodel is required. This will be done by your Stages product consultant. You will receive a Stages v7 compatible metamodel file that can be installed to your Stages v7 instance.
Database : Your Stages V6 data / database needs to be migrated to a Stages v7 compatible format. For this purpose we provide two ways of migration:

Migrate the full database

In order to do this you need to install the latest Version of Stages v6 and perform a database cleanup (click link for details). If you are using Oracle please refer to this for the latest Oracle requirements. After that we suggest that you install a Stages v7 testing server and connect this Stages instance to a copy of your cleaned Stages 6 database. Please be aware that this step might take several hours depending on the datavolume in the database.
In case of any error (migration stops) please contact the customer care team providing the logfiles.

Start with a plain Stages v7 database

In this case we will send you a Stages v7 starting database dump and you can migrate existing data by Stages ZIP import- and export functionality.

How to start your upgrade / How to continue:

Please contact the Stages Support Team to initiate the migration (if available add the name of your Stages product consultant). Please provide your Stages runtime information of production server. We will then continue to guide you through your customer specific upgrade procedure.

Stages v7 program update:

Stages v6 must be deinstalled and v7 will be installed with database dump, metamodel and license. A dedicated guide is available here. We strongly suggest to install a Stages 7 testing server first in order to allow you to learn how to avoid possible upgrade errors and estimate the required time for a productive update.