Update Data Director databases to use features available in the latest release of your database software (upgrade) or to incorporate enhancements to a database virtual machine (DBVM) or to its third-party tools.

Users with database permissions can update databases from the database group's Databases tab. You can take a snapshot of the database before proceeding with an update, and you can choose to automatically cancel it if the update fails.

Updates apply enhancements to a DBVM that are not necessarily database software upgrades. For example, you can create a base DB template from an existing version and add third-party tools to the new base DB template. You can apply the new base DB template to multiple databases by performing a batch update.

System administrators can define an update chain from one database template to another to allow database users to perform updates. System administrators also can indicate how to update databases. Database update modes include In-place update and Dump-restore update.