Document ID: TEC612426
Spec KB: Spectrum 9.3 upgrade takes a long time to complete the conversion of custom event files
Beginning in Spectrum 9.3 you must specify the Character set encoding you will use for your Spectrum installation. Therefore, during a Spectrum 9.3 upgrade or migration, the installation process must convert all existing $SPECROOT/custom/Event files to the specified character encoding. At this point of the installation Spectrum renames the custom CsEvFormat (Event Format) files, Event Table files, and CsPCause (Probable Cause) files, and uses the native2ascii converter to convert the files to the proper character set for your installation.
This conversion process approximately takes 3 seconds per file. However time could vary depending on your system. If you have 3,000 CsEvFormat files, 100 Event Tables, and 3,000 CsPCause Files, the conversion process could take up to 5 hours to complete. Customers with a large number of custom event files may want to use the following work around to help speed up their Spectrum 9.3 installations. For new installations of Spectrum, which do not involve custom event files, there is no need to perform this pre-installation procedure.
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