This topic describes the steps for upgrading a single instance of Alfresco.
The main stages involved in upgrading and configuring Alfresco are shown in
the diagram. These include preparing your system for upgrade,
installing Alfresco as an out-of-box application, configuring it based on your requirements, restoring production data, and
finally, testing and getting familiar to Alfresco.
Each of these main stages consist of sub-steps, as shown in the diagram, which
displays the sub-steps that need to be performed in order to
complete each main stage.
Note: Note that the steps shown in the diagrams have
a colour code. For example, Restoring production data stage consists of three sub-steps, namely,
Stop the Alfresco server, Restore production data, and Start the Alfresco server.
Note: Alfresco recommends that you upgrade Alfresco in a test environment before you upgrade it in
your production environment. This allows you to address any problems during the upgrade process
more effectively. You can also verify that applications and scripts work properly before
upgrading your production environment. In addition, you can assess the time that it takes to
upgrade the database, to finalize your upgrade plan.
To get started quickly with upgrading a single instance of Alfresco, follow the process shown.