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Upgrade guide

Upgrade the server

  • Stop the current Sonar server
  • Unzip the new version of Sonar in a new directory, let's say {$NEW_SONAR_HOME}
  • Copy and wrapper.conf files from {$OLD_SONAR_HOME}/conf to {$NEW_SONAR_HOME}/conf
  • If you have extensions, copy /extensions directory from {$OLD_SONAR_HOME} to {$NEW_SONAR_HOME}
  • Backup your database.
  • If Sonar is deployed on JEE applications, repackage the WAR file by executing the script /war/build-war
  • Start the server
  • Clear browser cache (see issue SONAR-743).
  • Browse to http://localhost:9000 and follow setup instructions.

    For 1.5 upgrade


    The upgrade process can take a while, depending on the size of your projects portfolio. Do not refresh the web page after having launched the setup process. This page will refresh automatically when the installation process is completed and your list of projects will appear. If you wish to monitor the process, you can look at the log file. You will know the process has completed when the 3 following lines appear:

    A big emphasize has been put on performance in version 1.5 and the server now needs less data. However, the unused data are not being removed by the migration script automatically. That is why, if you fill like you database should be shrunk, you can use the following script, after having backed up your Sonar database :

Upgrade the maven plugin

Since release 1.8, you don't have to do anything to upgrade the Sonar Maven plugin. Command is :

To find more about new Maven parameters, check the Advanced parameters section.

For 1.5 upgrade


The maven 'install' phase is not executed anymore. So the project must be previously built and installed in the local repository.

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