MySQL on this new server was set to strict and in the cases module it failed to save some records.
The Sugar Log showed:
[FATAL] Query Failed: UPDATE cases_cstm SET case_last_interaction_date_c='' ,case_assigned_date_c='' ,firstname.lastname@example.org' ,case_closed_date_c='' ,case_last_status_change_date_c='' ,case_ba_feedback_comments_c='' ,case_production_system_c='' ,case_business_impact_c='' ,case_workaround_c=''
<all the other custom module fields, some blank some not>
MySQL error 1292: Incorrect datetime value: '' for column 'case_last_interaction_date_c' at row 1
I do want that to be empty/null, it gets updated when we send out an email or log a call with the customer. i.e. records the last time we had a communication with the requestor.
Turns out that when mySQL is set to Strict datetime fields don't take an empty string for a value and the entire save on the custom table fails.
Question is, should I be really running in non-strict mode? Or is there some other underlying issue with how the update sql is written.