YouTrack Standalone 2019.2 Help

Upgrade with a ZIP Distribution

You can use the ZIP distribution to upgrade any existing YouTrack installation.

Prerequisites

Before you upgrade, perform the following prerequisite tasks:

  • Create a backup of your current database. YouTrack Standalone does not provide forward database compatibility. Your database is migrated to the format that is compatible with the latest version during the upgrade procedure. This means that you cannot revert to a previous version and continue to use the database that was processed during the upgrade.

  • Copy the backup of your current database to a secure location just in case you encounter problems with the upgrade and need to roll back to the previous version.

  • Verify that your YouTrack license supports the upgrade. To view the license limitations, click the Global Settings link in the Administration menu. If your free update period has expired, you need to extend your subscription.

  • Mind the recommended upgrade path. The current version of your installation is shown at the bottom of any page in the application.

Recommended upgrade path

Existing version

Upgrade to version

6.5 or earlier

YouTrack 7.0

7.0

2017.1

2017.x

2018.x

2018.x

2019.x

Upgrade Existing ZIP Installations

This procedure describes how you can upgrade your current YouTrack ZIP installation to the latest version.

To upgrade an existing YouTrack installation:

  1. Download the ZIP distribution.

  2. Stop the YouTrack service.

  3. Use your operating system tools to verify that all Java processes that are launched by YouTrack are no longer running. If there are YouTrack-related Java processes that are still running, kill the outstanding process trees.

  4. Clear out your <youtrack_home> directory. This directory is the location where the ZIP distribution was unpacked during installation.

    We recommend that you perform the following steps:

    • Rename the existing <youtrack_home> directory to YouTrack_old (you can use another name).

    • Create a new <youtrack_home> directory in the same location as the previous installation.

  5. Extract the contents of the ZIP archive to the empty <youtrack_home> directory.

  6. In a command-line interface, enter a command to start the upgrade:
    • If you enter <youtrack_home>/bin/youtrack.sh run, the console is blocked until the service is stopped.

    • If you enter <youtrack_home>/bin/youtrack.sh start, the console is only blocked during the startup process.

    If you do not have a web browser installed on the host machine, follow the command with the --no-browser option. For example, <youtrack_home>/bin/youtrack.sh start --no-browser.

  7. Continue with the upgrade in the web-based Configuration Wizard.
    • If you have a browser installed on the host machine, the Configuration Wizard opens automatically.

    • If you do not have a web browser installed on the host machine, open the URL of the wizard in a web browser on another workstation. The wizard URL is printed in the console output:

      JetBrains YouTrack <version> will be available on [<YouTrack Base URL>/bundle/starting?wizard_token=<value>] after start

  8. In the Configuration Wizard, click Upgrade.

  9. On the Select Upgrade Source page, click the Select button and select an upgrade source.
    Select an upgrade source

    You can select the location of a backup or the location of an existing YouTrack Standalone installation.

  10. When done, click Next.

  11. On the Confirm Settings page, confirm or change your system settings and the location of system directories.
    Youtrack zip upgrade settings

    Here you can also enable the built-in TLS to secure the network connection for the server. For detailed procedure, read the Upgrade Scenarios with Built-in TLS page.

  12. Review you license. If required, you can also update your license on this page.

  13. When done, click Upgrade.
    • YouTrack launches its components.

      Do not close the page in the browser until the setup is complete.

    • When the YouTrack Standalone server is ready, the Dashboard opens. Your YouTrack Standalone instance is upgraded and ready for use.

Upgrade Non-ZIP Installations

This section describes how you can upgrade your existing non-ZIP YouTrack installation using the ZIP distribution.

To upgrade an existing YouTrack installation:

  1. Download the ZIP distribution.

  2. Create and download a fresh backup of your current database.

  3. Stop the YouTrack service.

  4. Use your operating system tools to verify that all Java processes that are launched by YouTrack are no longer running. If there are YouTrack-related Java processes that are still running, kill the outstanding process trees.

  5. Extract the contents of the ZIP archive to the empty <youtrack_home> directory.

  6. In a command-line interface, enter a command to start the upgrade:
    • If you enter <youtrack_home>/bin/youtrack.sh run, the console is blocked until the service is stopped.

    • If you enter <youtrack_home>/bin/youtrack.sh start, the console is only blocked during the startup process.

    If you do not have a web browser installed on the host machine, follow the command with the --no-browser option. For example, <youtrack_home>/bin/youtrack.sh start --no-browser.

  7. Continue with the upgrade in the web-based Configuration Wizard.
    • If you have a browser installed on the host machine, the Configuration Wizard opens automatically.

    • If you do not have a web browser installed on the host machine, open the URL of the wizard in a web browser on another workstation. The wizard URL is printed in the console output:

      JetBrains YouTrack <version> will be available on [<YouTrack Base URL>/bundle/starting?wizard_token=<value>] after start

  8. In the Configuration Wizard, click Upgrade.

  9. On the Select Upgrade Source page, click the Select button and select the backup file of your current database that you have created.

    Select an upgrade source

  10. When done, click Next.

  11. On the Confirm Settings page, confirm or change your system settings and the location of system directories.
    Youtrack zip upgrade settings

    Here you can also enable the built-in TLS to secure the network connection for the server. For detailed procedure, read the Upgrade Scenarios with Built-in TLS page.

  12. Review you license. If required, you can also update your license on this page.

    Review your license
  13. When done, click Upgrade.
    • YouTrack launches its components.

      Do not close the page in the browser until the setup is complete.

    • When the YouTrack Standalone server is ready, the Dashboard opens. Your YouTrack Standalone instance is upgraded and ready for use.

Last modified: 17 July 2019

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