[Koha] Upgrade procedure

Javi Legido javi at legido.com
Tue Aug 24 03:17:57 NZST 2021

Hi there.

I strongly advise you to:

1. Find and dump the koha database (I assume MySQL engine)
2. Move from installing software on baremetal to docker containers



On Mon, 23 Aug 2021 at 16:50, Tom Burke <tom_burke at mac.com> wrote:

> Hello the list
> I am a new volunteer IT help for a small number of community libraries in
> Sheffield, UK. I have been tasked with researching what we need to do to
> upgrade our Koha installation, but so far have not been able to find any
> definitive guidance. (I may of course have been looking in the wrong
> place.) I’d welcome some advice from the list, please.
> We have a server running Debian Buster on which we have installed Koha
> 19.11 Common. Then we have 5 actual instances configured, one each for each
> of the community libraries. We would like to upgrade from 19.11 to a later
> release. I’ve gained some experience in installing and configuring Koha to
> a basic degree on local test sites and would now like to test the upgrade
> procedure; however, I have been unable to find any documentation about the
> procedure to follow.
> Among the questions I’ve got are:
>         a) we assume that if we wanted to move from 19.11 to 20.11, we
> would have to do it in two stages, i.e. first to 20.05 and subsequently to
> 20.11 - is this a correct assumption?; and
>         b) does the upgrade procedure amend the database schema, etc, for
> multiple instances that are using the same Koha Common installation?
> My apologies if I’m asking in the wrong place, or if I‘ve simply missed
> some clear instructions on all this.
> Tom Burke
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