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- Re-new your maintenance first! You won’t have a licensed version of Tableau without your maintenance in place. Second, if anything goes wrong you also don’t have the ability to contact support without a valid maintenance license, unless you have and Elite Technical Account Management or OEM Program (which I highly doubt since they would of not let your maintenance expire J). Please read the following links.
- YES DO THIS FIRST!!
- You can upgrade your desktop version offline by steps in the link below.
- You can test the workbook on desktop 9 but will not be able to publish it to server 8.1. http://kb.tableau.com/articles/knowledgebase/desktop-and-server-compatibility
- I would do this in step 1.
- Pre Upgrade check list for 8.1 to 9.0 for the following.
Also, the minimum hardware requirements have changed so please have a look at the following.
Definitely make a backup of the server before you proceed.
- I don’t think I would do this until I felt comfortable with all the above and then some.
I would follow all of those links and read them. If I was still pressed to upgrade without feeling comfortable with the above I would contact Tableau consulting services.
- I’m not sure what the question is?
- You would have to install the new version of TABCMD on the machine’s running the .BAT scripts. Also, you would have to adjust your scripts accordingly.
- New tabcmd can be found in a default install C:\Program Files\Tableau\Tableau Server\9.0\extras\
You’ll find the appropriate x86 and x64 bit installers depending on the version of the install in letter f above.
- Your scripts would have to point to the new tabcmd location. For a default x64 location would be the following:
C:\Program Files\Tableau\Tableau Server\9.0\extras\Command Line Utility
Hope this helps,
Sorry for the formatting I wrote this up in word and Jive corrected it.