Thanks Christian for the response.

Good to hear that upgrade is possible from 1.6.1 to 1.7.4 RB version, apart
from the database backup do we need to take care of any thing else which
will disturb our production setup and in case of any issue we should be
able to go back to our original state, if you point us action item it would
be really great.

Few queries though

1. How does upgrade takes place, does it replace files by files ( I mean
python scripts etc ) apart from db.
2. The Release note of 1.7.2 its been mentioned about below

>>>>> However, this requires that p4python is specially compiled with
OpenSSL support, and that the system has development headers for OpenSSL
1.0.1. P4PythonInstaller doesn’t do this, so users who need this feature
will currently have to compile p4python manually, providing the path to the
SSL directory using --ssl

Do we have any tech note for the above steps which end user needs to


On Thu, Jan 31, 2013 at 2:50 PM, Christian Hammond <>wrote:
Hi Chuck,

I always recommend backing up your database first, but you should be able
to upgrade from 1.6.1 to 1.7.4 without any real problems.

There is a bug that some people hit a while back in older versions that
introduced some stale upgrade data in the database. I meant to get a final
fix out in 1.7.4, but it slipped. If your 'rb-site upgrade' complains about
fields that already exist or something, e-mail and I'll give you the
solution. Otherwise, you shouldn't have any problems.


Christian Hammond -
Review Board -
VMware, Inc. -

On Thu, Jan 31, 2013 at 2:47 PM, chuck j <> wrote:

> Dear All,
> There has been lots of improvement done on RB server from version 1.6.1
> till date, hence i would like to know if the upgrade from 1.6.1 to latest
> version is supported? If not then how should I bring my RB server 1.6.1 to
> latest state without loosing the existing data from my existing database.
> We need to upgrade because 1.7.2 has SSL feature implement and we have
> planned to upgrade perforce server to 2012.2.
> Please help.
> Appreciated your response and help
> Cheers,
> Chuck.

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