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Upgrade Artifactory from Open-Source (OSS) to PRO?

The upgrade process from OSS to PRO is the same one that is used for upgrading from any Artifactory version to the latest version;
The procedure to upgrade Artifactory depends on your installation type. There are following installation types:

  • ZIP file
  • RPM
  • Debian
  • Docker

In this tutorials, I am talking about Zip file Based installation only.

Before You Proceed, You must do following.

1. Take a Backup of System config using “System Export”
Artifactory can export and import the whole Artifactory server: configuration, security information, stored data and metadata. The format used is identical to the System Backup format. This is useful when manually running backups and for migrating and restoring a complete Artifactory instance (as an alternative to using database level backup and restore).

Please follow the instructions out here

2. Back up your database.

3. JDK Version – From version 4.0, Artifactory requires JDK 8. If your current version is v3.x, before you upgrade to Artifactory 5.x, please make sure you install JDK 8 and update your JAVA_HOME environment variable to point to your JDK 8 installation.

4. Repositories with Multiple Package Types – From version 4.0, Artifactory will only index, and work with corresponding clients for single package type repositories. If your current version is 3.x and the installation includes repositories that support multiple package types, you need to migrate them to single package type repositories.

Upgrading from version 4.x or 5.x to the latest version is a simple procedure.

Step 1 – Unzip the Artifactory distribution archive.
Step 2 – If the $ARTIFACTORY_HOME/tomcat/conf/server.xml has been modified keep it in a temporary location.
Step 3 – Backup files to a temporary location according to the conditions described below:

  • In all cases, backup $ARTIFACTORY_HOME/bin/artifactory.default
  • If Artifactory is configured to work with a database that is not Derby, backup the $ARTIFACTORY_HOME/tomcat/lib/<JDBC> driver.

Step 4 – Remove the following files and folders from your $ARTIFACTORY_HOME folder:

  • webapps/artifactory.war
  • webapps/access.war
  • tomcat
  • bin
  • misc

Step 5 – Replace the removed files and folders with the corresponding ones from the new unzipped version.

Step 6 – Any files that were stored in temporary locations should now be returned to their original location under the new installation.

Step 7 – If you installed Artifactory as a service, you now need to run the service

  • For a Linux service, browse to $ARTIFACTORY_HOME/bin and execute the following command as root: $ARTIFACTORY_HOME/bin/ [USER [GROUP]]
  • For Windows service, browse to %ARTIFACTORY_HOME%\bin. First uninstall the service by running uninstallService.bat, then reinstall the service by running installService.bat. You can now run the service through the Windows UI or as described in Running Artifactory.


Rajesh Kumar
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