We strongly recommend that you upgrade your database deployments before April 26, 2024.
Using this method will give you control of the timing and execution of your upgrade and will guarantee the integrity of your data. You will also be able to ensure that any breaking changes between database versions do not affect your application(s).
After April 26, 2024, deployments of IBM Cloud Databases still on the above versions will either be disabled (MySQL, etcd) or forcibly upgraded to the supported version (Elasticsearch, MongoDB, Redis).
We do not recommend that you wait for forced upgrades because of the following reasons:
We provide no SLAs for this type of forced upgrade.
You may experience some data loss.
Your application may experience downtime.
Your application may stop working if it has any incompatibilities with the new database version.
You cannot control the timing of when this upgrade will happen for your deployment.
There is no rollback process for this forced upgrade.