The workbooks will not downgrade themselves, and there are no additional steps to do it manually.
Your only option is to uninstall 7.0, install 6.1 and restore data from your 6.1 server backup, assuming you have it.
If you don't have a backup from when your server was 6.1, then I can't see any other options, unfortunately.
Yes I do have the backup but it is now more than 2 weeks old. Most of the users have are already on Tableau Desktop 7 which means new workbooks are getting published to the server which will never downgrade. Users will have to re-create them in 6.1 which will kill the whole Tableau effort here at my organization.
This is scary !!!
This is something you should raise with our support team as soon as possible -issues like this shouldn't arise, and the solutions are likely to be out of the scope of the forum.
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We are considering doing the same - fortunately we were very cautious and did not upgrade the desktop versions until working with the new server a bit. After finding the issues we decided not to upgrade the desktops yet.
Your best option right now is likely to upgrade to 7.0.1 which just came out late yesterday. Hopefully that fixes enough of the problems to let you continue
Thanks for sending release notes. I reviewed the list of items fixed in this release, nothing in there for overall server performance. Did I miss anything in there, or do we issues fixed that relate to performance?
Mayank, I was just trying to give you some easy access to info. No idea if this is good/bad for you.
We had a similar issue with the upgrade to Tableau 7.0. I have been wondering if it's related to overallocating resources to the Data Server processes, as these are new in Tableau 7, but I can't find anything relevant in the docs, and so far Tableau Support has not been responsive on the question. I posted more full details here:
We also had to uninstall Tableau 7.0 and re-install 6.1. Major bummer.
One question: I assume your config in 7.0 was identical to your config in 7.0? How many data server processes did you configure? And how many of the other types of processes? I may be barking up the wrong tree with the data server processes config issue... I just couldn't see anything else that would be different (except of course the underlying application, but I'm having a hard time believing that Tableau would launch it with performance that wasn't at least as good as 6.1)