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How to Upgrade

Note that you can directly upgrade from one version to another. For example, to upgrade from version 3.1 to version 3.5, it is not necessary to first upgrade to version 3.2, then to version 3.3, and so on.

  1. Check compatibility of installed plugins
    • If Sonar is not connected to the Internet, check for minimum required versions listed in this page.
    • If Sonar is connected to the Internet, the Update Center lists all the plugins to upgrade or to uninstall:

  2. Read notes below for each version
  3. Stop Sonar:

  4. Download and unzip Sonar in a fresh directory, let's say {$NEW_SONAR_HOME}
  5. Update the content of the and wrapper.conf files located in the {$NEW_SONAR_HOME}/conf directory according of the content of the related files in the {$OLD_SONAR_HOME}/conf directory
  6. Copy the directories extensions/plugins and extensions/rules from {$OLD_SONAR_HOME} to {$NEW_SONAR_HOME} (if you see problems while starting, try to remove the copied plugins from the extensions/plugins-directory and reinstall the plugins manually via the web interface)
  7. If a custom JDBC driver is used, copy it into {$NEW_SONAR_HOME}/extensions/jdbc-driver/<dialect>
  8. Doing a database backup is recommended
  9. Start web server:

  10. Browse to http://localhost:9000/setup (replace "localhost:9000" by your own URL) and follow the setup instructions
  11. Analyze your projects to get fresh measures

Upgrading can take a while depending on the size of projects portfolio. To monitor the process, check the logs and the console.

Upgrade is completed when an analysis has been run on project. Only at that point will you get new functionality working for sure.

Release Upgrade Notes

Usually Sonar releases come with some specific recommendations for upgrading from the previous version. You have to read the upgrade notes for all versions between your current version and the target version.

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