4 to 5 upgrade - how to get started?


I have a Plone 4.3.14 site that I'd like to migrate to 5.0.7.

I have read the 4 to 5 upgrade doc:

But I still have no idea where to start. Am I supposed to install a new site with the installer and copy some files? Is there a simple step-by-step tutorial for beginners somewhere?


Yes, that's pretty much the method. Install the new version of Plone someplace else, then copy the blobstorage and Data.fs from the old install, start the new Plone, and click on the upgrade button.

The details will come up if you have add-ons in the old Plone that you want in the new Plone. Then you have to figure out if all the add-ons have versions compatible with new Plone; if not, you have more work to do.

Thank you Kim, I will try that.

Be sure to stop Plone before replacing the blob storage and Data.fs (and keep a backup)

@xrobin: If you never didi amigration before you probably should read https://docs.plone.org/manage/upgrading/index.html and https://github.com/plone/plone.app.contenttypes#migration. If you have no outdated addons or custom code the process should be relatively easy. Migrations of sites with a lot of addons and custom code can be pretty complex though.