Sonarqube 9.9 LTS upgrade and applying enterprise licence

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  • which versions are you using (SonarQube, Scanner, Plugin, and any relevant extension)
    sonarqube 9.8
  • how is SonarQube deployed: zip, Docker, Helm
  • what are you trying to achieve
    We have got a developer edition of sonarqube with version 9.8 running. We have upgraded licence to enterprise.
    Now to apply the licence the steps that I am planning are below. Please review and let me know if I am on right track for this upgrade.
  1. Download 9.9 LTS developer edition and upgrade current 9.8 server to 9.9 LTS
  2. Once the server is online after upgrade, apply enterprise licence through licence manager
    (Will step2 change my developer edition to enterprise)

After seeing both developer and enterprise binaries from the download page, these steps came to my mind. Should I go with this approach.

  1. First Upgrade 9.8 developer edition to 9.9 LTS developer edition
  2. Download 9.9 LTS Enterprise edition
  3. Connect the database to Enterprise
  4. Start server
  5. From licence manager apply enterprise licence
  • what have you tried so far to achieve this
    Downloaded Enterprise edition and setup a staging environment on a blank database. This is setup and working. We haven’t copied production data to staging database yet. Planning to do it after applying a staging licence.
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There’s no need to do this in stages. Just go ahead and start with 9.9.2 Enterprise edition. The database upgrade is the same procedure (on both your side and SonaQube’s) regardless of edition.

You can perform do the DB upgrade before you apply the license. But you won’t be able to apply the license before you turn on Enterprise edition.

So your steps would be

  • Download 9.9 LTS Enterprise Edition
  • Connect it to your DB and perform the upgrade (/setup)
  • Navigate to the license page and enter your EE license key


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Thank Ann. Will try these steps.

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After following the exact steps as you mentioned above, I was able to upgrade to Enterprise.
Thank you.

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