4 Replies Latest reply: May 16, 2013 9:30 AM by TexasApexDeveloper RSS

    Apex Upgrade - Software first then move or vice versa?

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      Good Morning Everyone.

      Over the last few weeks we have been installing a few new Oracle Database Appliances - We have slowly been migrating some of our databases from the older database servers to these ODA's... The next database instance we need to move is currently running APEX 4.0.0.2 - The new ODA's are using APEX 4.2 - How do we handle this move?

      Do we upgrade APEX on the old machines, then copy the data over from Old box -> ODA? Is it possible to copy the older APEX data over to the ODA and THEN do the upgrade from 4.0 - 4.2? (Is that even possible?)

      Any guidance would be appreciated - Thank you very much.
        • 1. Re: Apex Upgrade - Software first then move or vice versa?
          kvlek
          Hi Sjohnson243,

          You will need to upgrade the old apex version first. You can not import an old apex application in an newer version.

          Regards,
          Kees Vlek
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          • 2. Re: Apex Upgrade - Software first then move or vice versa?
            TexasApexDeveloper
            Kees,
            Are you sure about that?? APEX has ALWAYS allowed an older version of an application to be installed into a newer version of the product..

            You have a 3.2 version of an application, MOST definitely you can install this into a 4.2 version of APEX..

            However, you can NOT take a 4.2 version of an application and install it into a 3.2 version of APEX...

            So what the poster can do is, they can EXPORT from their applications from the old version of APEX and import the applications into their new devices just fine.. As long as they also migrate the data..

            Thank you,

            Tony Miller
            Ruckersville, VA
            • 3. Re: Apex Upgrade - Software first then move or vice versa?
              kvlek
              Hi Tony,

              I was pretty sure that was not possible.
              In my early apex days we had to move from one machine to another and upgrade apex at the time.
              The specialist which was hired told me that was not possible. Have not checked it myself, just believed him because he was the expert! ;-)

              thanks for correcting me.

              Regards,
              Kees Vlek
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              • 4. Re: Apex Upgrade - Software first then move or vice versa?
                TexasApexDeveloper
                Really?? I Wonder who that "expert" was? Ever since I have been using APEX (HTML-db 1.6) we have had the ability to import older apps into newer versions of APEX..... Now sometimes we would have to adjust to new features, but never had issues importing the apps in and working with them....

                Thank you,

                Tony Miller
                Ruckersville, VA