After upgrading the design of databases on the server, you can upgrade all places and PlaceTypes at once. If there is a large amount of data to upgrade, this can take a considerable amount of time, even multiple days, and once begun, the process should not be stopped. If there is a large amount of data to upgrade, consider upgrading places and PlaceTypes incrementally, instead.
Old PlaceTypes cannot be used to create new places, and old places cannot be used to create new PlaceTypes. Old places cannot be refreshed from their PlaceTypes, and old PlaceTypes cannot be refreshed from their places, until both are upgraded. To upgrade all places and PlaceTypes at once, enter the following command from the Domino® server console:
load qptool upgrade -f -a
When the upgrade is finished, the file qptool.upgrade.xml is created by default in the Domino program folder. This file indicates whether the upgrade was successful. It contains the following xml:
<code>code number(0 if successful)/code>
<message>error message(if there's an error)/message>
When upgrading all places at once, you need to carefully review the output to insure that the upgrade has completed successfully for every place. If the upgrade stops at a particular place, or error messages were issued for a particular place you need to:
- Restore the place from a backup
- Correct any problems reported
- Run the upgrade for that one place
These steps are necessary for future updates to process correctly.
Parent topic: Upgrading places and PlaceTypes: qd85