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mattdetwiler
Contributor III
Contributor III

App versions and migrating to a new server

We attempted to upgrade our environment (Currently May 2020) after completing the first round we had issues with a rim node that caused the upgrade to fail.  Upon trying to repair the install the server hung up in the middle and became inoperable.

We are working to get things back to the way they were before the attempt but my question is:  Is it possible to backup the apps/database/QlikData and restore that to another server that is on the most current release?

There are quite a few updates to go through to get current so if possible it would be great if we could move them over to a new machine rather than attempting to upgrade through each.

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Albert_Candelario

Hello @mattdetwiler,

Is not recommended to restore a DB backup on a newer version, is strongly advised to restore it on the same version.

I hope this answers your question.

Cheers,

Albert

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Ray_Strother
Support
Support

Hello,

If the central node is functioning properly, you can always remove and delete the RIM node and re-install the software.

1. Deleting nodes


https://help.qlik.com/en-US/sense-admin/November2023/Subsystems/DeployAdministerQSE/Content/Sense_De...
mattdetwiler
Contributor III
Contributor III
Author

Well...  Deleting the rim node and going through that process is what crashed our server last time.  I just need to know if I can restore a backed up database and apps to a new version.

Maria_Halley
Support
Support

@mattdetwiler 

Hi, I suggest you take a look at the upgrade procedures in the help. It explain how to backup and move the system to another server.

https://help.qlik.com/en-US/sense-admin/November2023/Subsystems/DeployAdministerQSE/Content/Sense_De...

mattdetwiler
Contributor III
Contributor III
Author

Yes I'm aware of that I just need to know if data/apps from a May 2020 release will restore properly to a Nov 2023 server.  If that was in that document I didn't see it.

Albert_Candelario

Hello @mattdetwiler,

Is not recommended to restore a DB backup on a newer version, is strongly advised to restore it on the same version.

I hope this answers your question.

Cheers,

Albert

Please, remember to mark the thread as solved once getting the correct answer
anderseriksson
Partner - Specialist
Partner - Specialist

Apps and qvd files should not be a problem.
As Albert states the repository DB most certainly not!
Restore on same version and then update from that.
In the installers are included updates of the repository DB that includes changes to the DB.