i think for upgrade to the latest version from 9.2 is too risky because 9.2 is too old, so instead of upgrade to the latest at once, you need to upgrade to a 'version which closer to your version and better adaption for latest .
therefore 10.5 is just a transaction.
if i must name one really great update in 10.5, i will say is extract ability, they upgrade .tde to .hyper, which is 5 times faster than .tde in short.
and there are just so many new features between 9.2 and 2019.4, i suggest you google each "XX.XX(version number) new feature tableau" to understand each version
hope this help
Thanks for the reply. @Mike
Why not take the advice from Support ?
BUT .... if you want to do 9.2 to 2019.4 as a single jump, then create a non-prod environment and test THOROUGHLY .... although you'll be doing that for any upgrade, right ?
You can take the backup of the current version and uninstall it, then do a fresh install of the latest version 2019.4, this will save you a lot of time
Thanks for the replty @chris
I have took advice from support as i mentioned in my above question. They have suggested 10.5.
and now i want to know the known issue of 10.5.
on the other hand. I have creating a testing setup for 10.5
The way I read it, 10.5 is a stepping stone to something a lot more recent.
Going from 9.2 to 2019.4 might be too big, but 9.2 to 10.5 (then a lot of testing), then 10.5 to 2019.4 (then further testing) sounds more sensible
2 of 2 people found this helpful
Like said Mike and Chris, there is plenty of new feature/bug fixed/architecture between 9.2 to 2019.4.1
The transition to 9.2 -> 10.5.x -> 2019.4.x, will probably be the most secure way for your data/configuration etc.
Tableau Server 10.5.x on Windows was still using tabcmd (like 9.2), so it will be more easier to restore the backup.
note: Tableau Server 10.5.x on Linux used TSM, so I probably recommend Windows at the moment.
If everything seems to run well, then you can upgrade Tableau Desktop/Server to the latest version 2019.4.1.
An example of features :
- Hyper instead of TDE
- Nested projects
- New feature and enhancements of the Web authoring
- Tableau Server 10.5 was released on Linux (RHEL, Centos, Debian, Ubuntu etc.)
- New datasources
- TSM (instead of tabcmd, there is also a TSM Web UI)
There is probably some other features that I forgot : Tableau 2019.4 New Features
Also if you can upgrade to 2019.4.x, there is no point to stay with 10.5.x, and it will also be complicated to list all the know issue ( for each version of Tableau Server, you can find the different fixed on this page : Tableau Desktop | Tableau Software )
Thanks for the brief reply frederic.spielmann.0
The main issue i have been facing right now is (Tableau 10.5) :
Double click on back button in order to back source dashboard.
I want to know which version solve this issue.
I had a quick look to our internal defects, but I wasn't able to find anything related to this behaviour.
Without the Tableau Server logs, it might be complicated for us to know if :
- it's a true defect or not
- this issue/defect has been reported. (Sometime it might be fixed even if we were not aware ).
There is multiple fixed between 10.5.0 (released 2 years ago) and 2019.4.1.
If you can access to Tableau Server, there is all your data, and you can perform a backup successfully, well I recommend you to upgrade Tableau Server to the latest version and see if it fixed this issue.
If the issue still persist, you will probably need to create a case with our Technical Support for a deeper investigation: Support & Services | Tableau Software
Thanks for the reply frederic.spielmann.0
Now i am installing tableau 2019.3 (Desktop & Server), after installing i will check this main issue at there.
I saw the Tableau built-in back button for navigation. ( will try it also).