As for every update process, you have to backup some data before processing any upgrade:

  • backup your database;
  • backup your files directory;
  • backup your configuration.

GLPI update process is automated. To start it, just go to your GLPI instance URI, or (recommended) use the command line tools.

Once a new version will be installed; you will not be able to use the application until a migration has been done.

Please also note the update process will automatically disable your plugins.


You should not try to restore a database backup on a non empty database (say, a database that has been partially migrated for any reason).

Make sure your database is empty before restoring your backup and try to update, and repeat on fail.

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