Yes, I checked browse by author, title, and subject. All were off a bit: by 
288, 182, and 11 records respectively. But I hadn't
applied custom themes and *perhaps* some of the configuration changes. I'm 
sure the customized themes can wait but I'll
double-check that all of the configuration settings are being set 
correctly. I also hadn't noticed any errors in the logs but I
did skim them pretty quickly to verify I was seeing (thousands of) 
re-ingest notices. I'll go through the logs with a finer comb.

Thanks for the possible gotchas.


On Tuesday, March 13, 2018 at 10:24:06 AM UTC-8, Tim Donohue wrote:
>
> Hi,
>
> Have you checked your DSpace logs to see if there were any errors reported 
> there, either from the 'dspace database migrate', or from the full site 
> reindex (over the weekend)?  That'd be the first place I'd recommend 
> checking if there are missing items.
>
> More on checking logs for errors at: 
> https://wiki.duraspace.org/display/DSPACE/Troubleshoot+an+error
>
> Also, I'd recommend comparing the number of items listed in "Browse by 
> Title" between the two versions (DSpace 3.6 and 5.5).  That will give you 
> better information on whether all the Items have been updated/upgraded 
> successfully. It sounds like you are comparing the numbers in "Browse by 
> Author"...and while those should pretty much match up, it is possible that 
> DSpace 5 has reindexed your author information in such a way that it 
> removed some duplicates that may have existed in DSpace 3.  
>
> You also may wish to verify that any configurations from your old DSpace 
> (version 3.6) have been brought forward into DSpace 5.5. So, for example, 
> if you customized Browse by Author settings (in dspace.cfg) to also use 
> extra fields (not just "dc.contributor.author"), then you should verify 
> that DSpace 5 is using those same fields (if it is not, then its author 
> count would be lower).
>
> That's just a couple of ideas that come to mind. Hopefully one of them 
> will help you start to figure out what may be going on.  As always, let us 
> know if you have further questions or figure out more of what may be 
> happening.
>
> Good luck,
>
> Tim
>
> On Tue, Mar 13, 2018 at 12:37 PM <wlruth...@alaska.edu <javascript:>> 
> wrote:
>
>> I gave it the weekend to be sure it was done then manually ran 'dspace 
>> database migrate' again. If returned much quicker but nothing
>> had changed. Of the 5105 author records I expected it found 4817. I guess 
>> that's not bad. If I knew a way to tell what it's not finding
>> it might not be too much work to just reentering them by hand. But so far 
>> I haven't turned up what is different between the two copies.
>>
>>
>> On Thursday, March 8, 2018 at 9:19:00 AM UTC-9, Tim Donohue wrote:
>>
>>> Hello,
>>>
>>> While I'm not certain this is the case, it *sounds* like the behavior 
>>> you are seeing is related to a full reindex of the site.
>>>
>>> After any database upgrade (via `dspace database migrate`), DSpace will 
>>> trigger a full reindex of your site the next time you start up Tomcat (or 
>>> whatever servlet container you are using). This full reindex may take some 
>>> time (minutes or even hours, depending on the amount of content), but it 
>>> runs in the backend. A reindex is required for major upgrades, as often the 
>>> database structure changes, and your search/browse indexes then need to be 
>>> updated based on those changes.
>>>
>>> You may wish to check your DSpace log files to see if you are seeing 
>>> messages related to individual Items being "indexed".  If so, this is the 
>>> reindex processing each file, and once it is complete all your records 
>>> should reappear in the search/browse.  While it is reindexing you still can 
>>> use the site, but not all records may appear (they each will appear as they 
>>> are reindexed).
>>>
>>> And just to clarify, you no longer need to upgrade from one major 
>>> version to the next.  So, you should not need to upgrade from DSpace 3 to 5 
>>> to 6.  You can now *directly* upgrade from any prior release to DSpace 6 
>>> (even from DSpace 1.0 -> 6.0 would work).  The only requirement is that you 
>>> need to make sure your database backend is upgraded first, to a compatible 
>>> release.  So, for example, if you are running a very old version of 
>>> Postgres or Oracle, you'd want to upgrade that database backend to a recent 
>>> version (as required by DSpace 6), and then you should be able to upgrade 
>>> directly to DSpace 6 per the upgrade instructions at: 
>>> https://wiki.duraspace.org/display/DSDOC6x/Upgrading+DSpace
>>>
>>> Hopefully that helps! If you have further questions, feel free to ask 
>>> them on this list.
>>>
>>> Tim
>>>
>>> On Thu, Mar 8, 2018 at 12:04 PM <wlruth...@alaska.edu> wrote:
>>>
>> Interesting... It looks like the number of records has updated itself 
>>>> since yesterday.
>>>> Perhaps the automatic database migration is working, just slowly. I'll 
>>>> watch it.
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> On Wednesday, March 7, 2018 at 3:17:03 PM UTC-9, wlruth...@alaska.edu 
>>>> wrote:
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>> While upgrading our repository we initially built DSpace-6.0 but it 
>>>>> was unable to fully ingest
>>>>> the legacy postgres database used by the older DSpace-3.1 system. We 
>>>>> were told we'd need
>>>>> to first install DSpace-3.x, upgrade that to DSpace-5.x, then upgrade 
>>>>> to DSpace-6.0.
>>>>>
>>>>> So we built a DSpace-3.6 system and it was able to read the DSpace-3.1 
>>>>> database. We then
>>>>> built a DSpace-5.5 system with a copy of the entire database. All 
>>>>> seemed well at first but on
>>>>> closer inspection it's doing the same thing as our original DSpace-6.0 
>>>>> system - ignoring most
>>>>> of the database. The manual says DSpace will automatically fix the 
>>>>> database or that the
>>>>> 'dspace database migrate' command will accomplish this. Neither seems 
>>>>> to have had any
>>>>> effect. I'm scanning through logfiles to see if it silently told me 
>>>>> that something went wrong.
>>>>>
>>>>> I know other DSpace users have successfully upgraded from DSpace-3.x 
>>>>> to DSpace-6.0 so
>>>>> that's encouraging. Am I missing a step? Do I have install DSpace-4.x 
>>>>> before DSpace-5.x?
>>>>>
>>>>> Thank you for any help you can provide.
>>>>>
>>>>>
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