Upgrading an Existing Installation

This page describes the steps to upgrade an existing installation of TigerGraph to TigerGraph 3.2.

This page lists all the versions you can upgrade from through self-service. If you are trying to upgrade a production system to 3.2 from a different version than those listed on this page, please contact TigerGraph Support first.

Before you begin

  • Use GBAR to perform a backup and restore on your existing installation. This step is necessary because TigerGraph 3.2 made major changes to the Graph Storage Engine and a restore is needed to remove certain files that would make the upgrade operation fail.

  • After restoring the backup, ensure that there are no vertex inserts or deletions before starting the upgrade.

Upgrading from v3.x

TigerGraph 3.2.1 includes a critical patch to 3.2.0. Please upgrade to 3.2.1 instead of 3.2.0.
Please only upgrade to 3.2 from 3.1.5 or 3.1.6. If you are upgrading from another 3.x version, please upgrade to 3.1.6 first, and then upgrade from 3.1.6 to 3.2. For instructions on how to upgrade to 3.1.x versions, see https://docs.tigergraph.com/v/3.1/faqs/change-log-1/advisory-update-to-tigergraph-3.1.5.

Any 3.x version of TigerGraph can be upgraded to the 3.2 version by running the installation script with the upgrade(-U) flag.

  1. Download the latest version of TigerGraph to your system.

  2. Extract the tarball.

  3. Run the install script under the Linux user created during installation with the upgrade flag (-U) that was extracted from the tarball:

$ ./install.sh -U

Upgrading from v2.x

Please contact TigerGraph Support to coordinate migration to TigerGraph 3.2 version if you are currently using a v2.x version of TigerGraph. Even though all the steps for migration are documented, it is strongly recommended that you review the migration process with the TigerGraph Support team.

Migration from versions later than 2.6 is supported. To migrate from versions prior to 2.6, users are advised to contact TigerGraph Support to check the feasibility of support the range of earlier versions.

Upgrade or migration from the Developer Edition is not supported.

Upgrading on cloud platforms

The following instructions apply to upgrading on all cloud platforms.

Upgrading from v3.x

  1. Back up your TigerGraph instance using GBAR.

  2. Start a new instance from the latest cloud marketplace listing of version 3.2.

  3. Use the backup files you generated earlier to restore the new instance.

Upgrading from v2.x

If you want to upgrade your Cloud Marketplace image from v2.x on any cloud platform, Please contact TigerGraph Support for instructions and assistance.