FortiAnalyzer shows xx of xx database tables need to be upgraded

So I was recently presented with a message after a firmware upgrade that a number of database tables needed to be upgraded.  I searched the Fortinet knowledge base but found nothing. After a discussion with a Support Rep from Fortinet we quickly found the solution and being that it is a very common issue I thought I would post the steps on here for the general public.

Log onto your Analyzer and follow the below instructions.

– System – > Config -> SQL Database set the location to “Disabled”
– run on the CLI “execute sql-local remove-db” and confirm
– On the CLI run “execute reset sqllog transfer”
– SQL Database reactivate

Depending on how large your logs are the remove-db command make take several minutes.

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