Upgrade from version 5

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#1

Hi

I still have a version 5 instance running and wanted to upgrade, but where have the related documents been moved to?
I did this operation on another instance during last summer, but the URL is no longer valid :frowning:

https://doc.owncloud.org/server/6.0/admin_manual/maintenance/update.html#upgrade

Any change to keep the content of my actual database (mysql) within the new version?


#2

Hi,

the upgrading documentation is available here:

https://doc.owncloud.org/server/latest/admin_manual/maintenance/manual_upgrade.html

Depending on the amount of your users and files i wouldn't risk to upgrade such an outdated version. Mostly its easier, safer and faster to backup your data on client side, install a fresh oC 9.1.3 instance and re-import your data from client side (after you have recreated your user).

The main issue is that you would need to do a upgrade over 7 major releases step by step:

latest 5.0.x -> 6.0.x -> 7.0.x -> 8.0.x -> 8.1.x -> 8.2.x -> 9.0.x -> 9.1.x

As you might guess this is a lot of effort and no one can guarantee that this is working at all.