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Upgrading Elvis 5 to Elvis 6

Upgrading Elvis 5 to Elvis 6

This article describes how to upgrade an existing installation of Elvis 5 to Elvis 6. Because of the similarities between these versions, the Server and client applications are upgraded during this process while your data, Server configuration and log files are left in place.

The process of upgrading is as follows:

  1. Creating a backup of the existing installation
  2. Stop your current server
  3. Installing Elvis Server
  4. Configuring Elvis Server
  5. Reviewing optional steps for the Server
  6. Starting Elvis Server
  7. Testing Elvis Server

Before you start

Before you start the upgrading process, please familiarize yourself with the changes that were made in the various Elvis releases by reading through the Release Notes.

1. Creating a backup of the existing installation

Make sure you have a recent backup of your current environment.

Because all Elvis data is stored on the file system, all data in the following Elvis Server folder locations should be backed up:

  • Elvis Hot Data
  • Elvis Shared Data
  • Config

2. Stop your current server

Stop your current Elvis Server from running.

3. Installing Elvis Server

Download the installer from the software download page, run it and follow this instructions on screen. It will automatically detect the existing version and will replace all application files. Your data, configuration and log files will not be touched.

4. Configuring Elvis Server

During the Server installation, a folder named clean-example-config-x.x.x is created in the main Config folder. It contains a clean copy of the latest configuration files.

Use it as a reference for any new configuration options that are available which you might want to make use of.

5. Reviewing optional steps for the Server

Depending on the version you are upgrading from, some additional steps may be required. Review the below information and implement where necessary. Start by the version that you are upgrading from and then verify the information for each newer version.

6. Starting Elvis Server

At this point, Elvis Server is ready to be started.

Important: As part of the upgrade process, Elvis Server will automatically update the index. Depending on the size of the index, this can either take a few moments or it can take some time. Do not restart Elvis Server until this process is finished. Use the Paramedic page of Elvis Server (access Elvis Server > Support Tools > Elasticsearch > Paramedic or use URL localhost:9200/_plugin/paramedic/) to monitor the progress.

7. Testing Elvis Server

Verify that Elvis Server is working properly by using the Pro Client. Perform tasks such as uploading some files, searching for them, downloading or sharing them, or any other tasks that are part of your daily workflow.

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