For initial installations, if you chose MySQL for your database, use $DLXSROOT/bin/db/dbmove to move the sample CSV database into your MySQL database before you try to run the sample data. This assumes you have configured a MySQL database as described in the MySQL database configuration documentation.
If you are installing DLXS for the first time, database conversion is not an issue.
If you have a Release 9 DLXS installation, an upgrade utility called upgrade_2_3 in $DLXSROOT/bin/db can be used to update your version 2 database to version 3. See documentation on database functionality for complete instructions.
If you have a Release 8 DLXS installation, an upgrade utility called upgrade_1_2 in $DLXSROOT/bin/db can be used to update your version 1 database to version 2. See documentation on database functionality for complete instructions.
If you have a DLXS installation that predates release 8, a conversion utility called dbconv in $DLXSROOT/bin/db can be used to capture the data in your existing colldb files and merged into the CSV tables located in DlXSROOT/misc/db. See documentation on database functionality for complete instructions.
Be aware of the following:
Therefore, if you have version 8 or 9 of DLXS and have installed version 10 of DLXS, you will need to get a database version 3 set up to use with your DLXS version 10 installation.
How should you go about doing this? Here are a few strategies to help you decide what to do:
If you do not have too many collections, you may just want to go though collmgr and change the database that way.
If this is not feasible, copy your CSV tables from version 8 ($DLXSROOT/misc/db, where $DLXSROOT is the environment variable you used for version 8) to the CSV dir for version 10 ($DLXSROOT/misc/db, $DLXSROOT is the one you used for version 10). Then run the upgrade scripts on the just copied files. To go from DLXS 8 to DLXS 10 you will need to run upgrade_1_2 -d CSV, and then upgrade_2_3 -d CSV. See complete instructions on the upgrade scripts.
In this case you could follow the instructions presented in 1, and then run $DLXSROOT/bin/db/dbmove -s CSV -t MySQL, This will move your CSV database into a MySQL database. Of course, a MySQL database needs to exists with the appropriate permissions. See MySQL database configuration documentation for more details. You could also move the database 1st and then run the upgrade scripts.
In this case, the easiest thing would be to start up MySQL with the root password and copy your database version 1 to the name you gave it when you installed DLXS 10. Then run the upgrade scripts on the copy of the database. Unfortunately, you cannot copy a database with MySQL. This is a feature MySQL is thinking of adding, but it is not available yet. To view a list of features to be added to MySQL, check the MySQL web site.
What we would suggest is that you dump your version 1 of the MySQL database into a dir and then load that data into a newly created database. Note that you may want to delete some entries in the sessions table before dumping the database into the directory since this table tends to get very large. After this is done you can run the upgrade scripts on the newly created database. Here are the steps to dump one database, create a new database, and popultate it with the data dumped from the first: