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Upgrading Otter

Modified on July 19, 2024view on GitHub

Otter is self-managed, which means you can control when and how often to upgrade. When planning for an upgrade to your Otter instance, there are two categories of releases to consider:

  • Maintenance releases low risk and contain only backward-compatible enhancements, bug fixes, and security patches; we we recommend upgrading to the latest maintence release at least once per quarter
  • Major releases typically implements a brand new feature or overhauls an existing one, and is inherently riskier than a maintenance release; we recommend carefully reading the release notes before planning upgrade

See When should I upgrade my Inedo Product? to learn more.

Otter Upgrade Path

You can find which version of Otter you're currently using in the bottom-right corner of the Otter web application.

Current Version Upgrade Path
Otter 2023.* This is the current release, and you should perform regular maintenance upgrades to stay up to date.
Otter 2022.*
Otter 3.*.*
Otter 2.*.*
Otter 1.*.*
Upgrade directly to latest Otter 2023 (see notes)

How to Upgrade Otter

What method to use for upgrading Otter really depends on how you installed Otter in the first place. But before upgrading, we do recommend performing a back-up, just in case something goes wrong and you need to rollback. This is especially important when performing a major upgrade.

Windows Servers (Inedo Hub)

If you installed Otter on Windows using the Inedo Hub, it's a really easy process.

Inedo Hub

Simply click "Upgrade" next to Otter, select the desired version, and click Install.

Linux Servers (Docker)

If you installed Otter on Linux, you can follow our upgrading your Docker containers guide to learn more.