Cisco Unity Connection

Cisco Unity Connection 8.5: Error When Trying to Switch Version

Document ID: 113285

Updated: Oct 25, 2011



After Cisco Unity Connection Cluster is upgraded from 7.x/8.x version to 8.5(1) version, when the switch-version command is run, the process errors out after several minutes. This document provides information on how to troubleshoot this issue.



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Components Used

The information in this document is based on the Cisco Unity Connection 8.5(1).

The information in this document was created from the devices in a specific lab environment. All of the devices used in this document started with a cleared (default) configuration. If your network is live, make sure that you understand the potential impact of any command.


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After upgrading cluster to Cisco Unity Connection 8.5(1) from 7.x and 8.x versions, the utils system switch-version command fails to complete. As a result, the cluster cannot complete the upgrade. Also, this error message is found in the Version Switch Log (cuc-version-switch.log):

Cannot insert a null into column (tbl_handler.partitionobjectid)

This issue is documented by Cisco bug ID CSCtr59602 (registered customers only) .


The workaround requires the removal of affected users in order to run the switch-version command successfully. The affected users cannot be removed using Unity Connection Administration and require the use of the csp_subscriberdelete stored procedure.

run cuc dbquery unitydirdb execute procedure csp_subscriberdelete

You need to substitute the ObjectId with the ObjectId of the affected user and re-run as necessary until all of the affected users have been removed from the system. After this, run the utils system switch-version command again.

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Updated: Oct 25, 2011
Document ID: 113285