Upgrade from SonarQube 7 to 8


we are currently evaluating if we should switch from SonarQube 7 Community to SonarQube 8 Development.

Unfortunately we noticed that we have to upgrade the database :frowning:
There is even a tool for that https://docs.sonarqube.org/latest/instance-administration/db-copy/ however this requires SonarSource Support.

Anyone any ideas or recommendation how to migrate to the new Version without loosing our data.

Kind regards

Hi Timo,

Welcome to the community!

There’s a free migrator specifically to get you off MySQL. You don’t need Support for that. So you can move your database and then upgrade to 7.9.1 and then 8.0.



thanks for your response, but we are not using MySQL. We are running postgresql.
I tried to move from 7.7 to 7.9.1 and it also shows Maintenance Mode.

The release upgrade news aren’t really helpful https://docs.sonarqube.org/latest/setup/upgrade-notes/ in this direction.

Kind regards
Timo Schöpflin

What if you follow this step of the Upgrade Guide?

  1. Browse to http://yourSonarQubeServerURL/setup and follow the setup instructions

Just checking in. Were you able to resolve this?

Hi Colin,

thanks for your fast and helpful response.

The hint with the setup endpoint was the key, somehow I overlooked it in the Upgrade Guide.

The last obstacle was the no longer needed ldap plugin.
Once I removed it, the new SonarQube 8 instance started :slight_smile:

Thanks again for your help