Upgrade Gdb to 10.4.1

Discussion created by boyle.matt on Aug 19, 2016
Latest reply on Aug 22, 2016 by boyle.matt

I have a quick question about upgrading a Sql Server SDE gdb to 10.4.1.  We plan on upgrading all our Desktop users and production Server to 10.4.1, and I'm wondering if it's necessary to upgrade our sde gdbs to 10.4.1 as well?  Our sde gdbs are currently at version 10.3.


I was reading through the What's New at 10.4.1 docs and came across this section on gdbs and databases.  We currently have users that are using Desktop 10.4.1 and our sde gdbs are still at 10.3.  I'm wondering what is recommended for our sde gdbs?  Should we upgrade them to 10.4.1 or manually enable READ_COMMITTED_SNAPSHOT?


Just wondering what the best practice would be?  Is there any 'downside' to not upgrading the gdb to 10.4.1?  Is it best practice to keep your client version and gdb versions the same?


Thanks in advance!