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Upgrading to Alfresco Search and Insight Engine 1.4

Use this information to upgrade from Alfresco Search and Insight Engine 1.1 to Alfresco Search and Insight Engine 1.4.

Note: A reindex is not required when you upgrade from Alfresco Search and Insight Engine 1.1 to Alfresco Search and Insight Engine 1.4.
  1. Stop Alfresco Search and Insight Engine 1.1.

    ./solr/bin/solr stop
  2. Backup or move the existing alfresco-insight-engine folder to a preferred location. For example, alfresco-insight-engine-1.1.
  3. Browse to the Support Portal: http://support.alfresco.com.
  4. Download and unzip the Search and Insight Engine distribution zip file to a preferred location:

    alfresco-insight-engine-distribution-1.4.0.x.zip

    By default, the contents are decompressed in a folder at ./alfresco-insight-engine. The folder extracts into the same location as the zip file.

  5. You can now start Alfresco Search and Insight Engine by pointing to the content store and indexes from Alfresco Search and Insight Engine 1.1 using the following commands.

    Note: If the content store and indexes for Solr are in another location, change the directory location to point to the correct one.
    Unix like systems
    ./solr/bin/solr start -a "-Dcreate.alfresco.defaults=alfresco,archive" -p <port>
    -Dsolr.content.dir=/alfresco-insight-engine-1.1/contentstore
    -Dsolr.model.dir=/alfresco-insight-engine-1.1/solrhome/alfrescoModels
    -Ddata.dir.root=/alfresco-insight-engine-1.1/solrhome/
    Microsoft Windows
    solr start -a "-Dcreate.alfresco.defaults=alfresco,archive" -p <port>
    -Dsolr.content.dir="alfresco-insight-engine-1.1\contentstore"
    -Dsolr.model.dir="alfresco-insight-engine-1.1\solrhome\alfrescoModels"
    -Ddata.dir.root="alfresco-insight-engine-1.1\solrhome\"

    Note: At this stage you have upgraded. If you want to upgrade using an external location, continue with the following steps.
  6. Copy the contentstore from the backup alfresco-insight-engine-1.1 to a preferred location, for example alf_data.
  7. Copy the cores: alfresco, archive and the models: alfrescoModels from alfresco-insight-engine-1.0/solrhome
  8. Your directory structure will look like the following:

    alf_data/contentstore
    alf_data/solrhome
    alf_data/solrhome/alfresco
    alf_data/solrhome/archive 
    alf_data/solrhome/alfrescoModels
  9. (Optional) If you have changed the alfresco-insight-engine/solr.in.sh or alfresco-insight-engine/solr.in.cmd file, you must restore it from your backup.
  10. Start Alfresco Search and Insight Engine 1.4.

    If the content store and indexes for Solr are in another location, use the following commands to point Solr to the right location:

    Unix like systems
    ./solr/bin/solr start -a "-Dcreate.alfresco.defaults=alfresco,archive" -p <port>
    -Dsolr.content.dir=/your-preferred-location/contentstore
    -Dsolr.model.dir=/your-preferred-location/solrhome/alfrescoModels
    -Ddata.dir.root=/your-preferred-location/solrhome/
    Microsoft Windows
    solr start -a "-Dcreate.alfresco.defaults=alfresco,archive" -p <port>
    -Dsolr.content.dir="your-preferred-location\contentstore"
    -Dsolr.model.dir="your-preferred-location\solrhome\alfrescoModels"
    -Ddata.dir.root="your-preferred-location\solrhome\"

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