Sonarcube upgrade from 6.7.5 to 9.8 without Java upgrade ( from 1.8)

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  • which versions are you using (SonarQube, Scanner, Plugin, and any relevant extension)
  • how is SonarQube deployed: zip, Docker, Helm
  • what are you trying to achieve
    Upgrading from Version 6.7.5 to 9.8
  • what have you tried so far to achieve this
    Can we upgrade to 9.8 community edition without upgrading java ( currently using Java1.8) from 6.7.5 community version? kindly share your suggestions/comments below.
    Hope there is no issue to scan java1.8 code from sonar cube (9.8).

Hey there.

Your upgrade path is:

6.7.5 → 7.9.6 → 8.9.10 → 9.9.4 → 10.4 (last step optional)

You should not target 9.8. It is not an active version of SonarQube.

You may find these resources helpful:

You will still be able to analyze Java 1.8 code, although you will need to make sure Java 11 is available to run the scanner. Learn more in the Scanner Environment docs.


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Hi Colin,
Thanks for the update.
We will try to upgrade 9.9.4 and keep you posted if any issues.