Hello, we are currently using SonarQube 7.1 and we are planning to upgrade to the latest version i.e 8.9.6 LTS.
Is it necessary to upgrade it to 7.9 LTS and then to 8.9.6 or Can We directly migrate to 8.9.6 ?
Also, Please could you suggest us in detail work-plan which we need to consider before starting the upgradation process.
You can’t upgrade from 7.1 to 8.9.6 directly. First you need to upgrade to SonarQube 7.9.6 (the former LTS version) and then upgrade to 8.9.6 (the current LTS).
It’s explained on the docs:
(…) However, if there are one or multiple LTS versions in your migration path, you must first migrate to each intermediate LTS and then to your target version, as shown in Example 3 below.
Example 1 – From 8.1 > 9.0, the migration path is 8.1 > 8.9.1 LTS > 9.0
Example 2 – From 8.2 > 8.9 LTS, the migration path is 8.2 > the latest 8.9 LTS patch.
Example 3 – From 6.7.7 LTS > 8.9 LTS, the migration path is 6.7.7 LTS > 7.9.6 LTS > the latest 8.9 LTS patch.