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SQL Anywhere 12.0.0 (Français) » SQL Anywhere 12 - Changes and Upgrading » Upgrading to SQL Anywhere 12 » Upgrading SQL Anywhere


Rebuilding version 9 and earlier databases for version 12

This section describes how to unload and reload your database into a new version 12 database.

For information about upgrading Windows Mobile databases, see Rebuilding databases on Windows Mobile.

Rebuilding Mac OS X databases

SQL Anywhere 9.0.2 for Mac OS X was supported on PPC, while SQL Anywhere 10.0.0 and later for Mac OS X are supported on Intel. If you have a version 9.0.2 or earlier database on Mac OS X, you have two options for unloading the database:

  • Unload the database using the version 9.0.2 software.

  • Copy the database to a different platform where SQL Anywhere 12 is installed, and then unload the database using the version 12 software.

Once the database is unloaded, you can perform the reload on Mac OS X using the version 12 software.


Unloading and reloading a large database can be time consuming and can require a large amount of disk space. The process requires access to disk space approximately twice the size of your database to hold the unloaded data and the new database file.

 Upgrade restrictions
 Special considerations
 Rebuild a version 9 or earlier database from Sybase Central
 Rebuild a version 9 or earlier database using the Unload utility
 Known issues