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Upgrading Alfresco on a single instance

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.

Software requirementsLanguage supportValidating the architectureValidating the environmentStopping the Alfresco serverBacking up and restoring the repositoryInstalling Alfresco using setup wizardsStarting the Alfresco serverTest and familiarize after upgrading AlfrescoUninstalling AlfrescoInstalling Alfresco using setup wizardsStopping the Alfresco serverRemove any unwanted applicationsModify Alfresco applicationsInstalling an Alfresco Module PackageStarting the Alfresco serverTest the Alfresco server after customizing an upgradeStopping the Alfresco serverRestoring production dataStarting the Alfresco serverValidating an upgradeTest and familiarize after upgrading and configuring Alfresco