Upgrading the repository database for time-traveling execution

Upgrading of legacy databases is required to enable time-traveling execution to function correctly.

The database upgrade process can be initiated by doing the following:

  1. Open the Repository Server Control Panel.

  2. In the TestArchitect Repository Server - Control Panel dialog box, click the Upgrade Repository button on the toolbar.

    The Upgrade Repositories for Time Traveling dialog box appears and displays those legacy repositories on that server that have not yet been upgraded.

  3. In the dialog box, select one or more repositories.

    Fastpath: To select all repositories, click the Repository Name check box.

    • The Ready text in the Status column indicates that a given repository is ready to be upgraded.

    • The Warning… text in the Status column indicates that the given repository is a supplier repository to subscribers that have not yet been upgraded (learn more). In order for a supplier repository to be upgraded, all its subscriber repositories must first be time travel-ready.

      To see the full list of subscriber repositories, click the Warning… text.

    • The Subscriber List column allows you to modify the list of subscriber repositories to be upgraded. Clicking the Edit… text invokes the Subscriber List dialog box. Specify your own list in this dialog box, then click OK.

  4. In the Upgrade Repositories for Time Traveling dialog box, click OK.

    • While the repositories are being upgraded, they can not be connected to. If you attempt a connection, you’ll receive the warning message The repository <repository name\> is being upgraded. Please try again later.
    • While a primary repository is upgrading in a replication network, any attempt to connect to a secondary repository results in the warning message The repository <repository name\> is being upgraded. During this process, neither it nor any of its replication repositories may be used. Please try again later.

    A status bar indicating the progress of the upgrade is visible in the bottom left corner of the dialog box.

    • If the status of the upgraded repository files is Error..., click the Error… link to see the details.
    • If you click the Cancel button to abort an ongoing upgrade process, the status of the repository is displayed as Cancelled..., and the repository restored to its pre-converted state. Click the Cancelled… link to view details of the problem.
    • When the upgrade process finishes, a notification to that effect replaces the progress bar in the status area. Successfully upgraded repositories display a status of Done.

Those repositories that are successfully upgraded are now time travel-ready. Time-traveling can now be invoked at runtime for any test modules belonging to these upgraded repositories.

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