There have been no changes to the service pack.
The published date may have changed as a result of localized readmes getting added to the posting.
Is the purge function safe to use in Vault 2014? We have upgraded Vault 2013 and we have not bothered purging before 2014. Can we just go ahead and do this now. Do we still need to run the ref repair procedure? ...I am asking because that might take us weeks to complete!
If you never ran the "broken purge", then there would be no problematic relationships so it should be safe to use the fixed purge (2012 SP2, 2013 SP1, or 2014 RTM).
The reason we recommend customers use the repair utility before doing any purges (even though it is now fixed), is because you could end up purging some version of a file that was the only candidate for "healing" the relationship of some parent file.
The following hotfixes were provided to Autodesk Product Support and are in the process of being posted to the download page.
Description of the Issues
In some instances, the Reference Repair Utility will fail with the message, "The utility has encountered some errors and it has stopped working. Please see the log file for details." This issue is currently being investigated.
How are hotfixes supposed to be installed on the server? We tried one when we upgraded to 2014 Pro on our server and the command line stuff you're supposed to type in doesn't work. Something password invalid or whatever.
Our policy going forward: If it's not in a service pack, it doesn't get installed.
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