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"Backup should include historical data!" error when upgrading to StruxureWare Building Operation 1.4


While upgrading to StruxureWare Building Operation 1.4, the upgrade fails due and the following error occurs.

Backup should include historical data!

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EcoStruxure Building Operation


  • Upgrade
  • Backup
  • Historical data
  • 1.4


A Configuration Only backup was done to the AS prior to upgrading the database. 


The upgrade workflow process described at StruxureWare Building Operation Web Help calls for the AS or ES to be backed up at the beginning of the upgrade process. 

A note at the end of section 10.2.1 of the release notes for 1.4 state the following:

Automation Server will now upgrade in a two stage process where the first step copies the backup file from the Automation Server to the PC running Device Administrator and does all of the necessary activities to upgrade the database. In order for this to be accomplished the backup that is kept in the Automation Server must include historical data. If the backup stored in the Automation Server is Configuration only, the upgrade will fail.

The workaround is:

  1. Run another backup and include historical data
  2. Remove and re-add, from the Device Administrator, the AS with the failed message.
  3. Re-run the upgrade.
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‎2018-11-06 10:40 AM
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