Chapter 9. Upgrading Server to Newer Version

General Notes on Upgrade

Upgrade Prerequisites

Upgrade Instructions

  1. Suspend all sandboxes, wait for running graphs to finish processing.

  2. Shutdown the CloverETL Server application (or all servers, if they run in a cluster mode).

  3. Backup the existing CloverETL database schema (if any changes to the database schema are necessary, the new server will automatically make them when you start it for the first time).

  4. Backup the existing CloverETL web application archive (clover.war) & license files (on all nodes).

  5. Backup the existing CloverETL sandboxes (on all nodes).

  6. Re-deploy the CloverETL Server web application. Instructions how to do that are application server dependent - see Production Server for installation details on all supported application servers. After the re-deployment, your new server will be configured based on the previous version's configuration.

  7. Replace old license files by the valid one (or you can later use the web GUI form to upload new license). The license file is shipped as a text containing a unique set of characters. If you:

    • received the new license as a file (*.dat), then simply use it as new license file.

    • have been sent the license text, e.g. inside an email, then copy the license contents (i.e. all text between Company and END LICENSE) into a new file called clover-license.dat. Next, overwrite the old license file with the new one or upload it in the web GUI.

    For details on license installation, see CloverETL Server Activation.

  8. Start the CloverETL Server application (on all nodes).

  9. Review that contents of all tabs in the CloverETL Server Console, especially scheduling and event listeners looks OK.

  10. Update graphs to be compatible with the particular version of CloverETL Server (this should be prepared and tested in advance).

  11. Resume the test sandbox and run a test graph to verify functionality.

  12. Resume all sandboxes.

Rollback Instructions

  1. Shutdown the CloverETL Server application.

  2. Restore the CloverETL Server web application (clover.war) & license files (on all nodes).

  3. Restore the CloverETL Server database schema.

  4. Restore the CloverETL sandboxes (on all nodes).

  5. Start the CloverETL Server application (on all nodes).

  6. Resume the test sandbox and run a test graph to verify functionality.

  7. Resume all sandboxes.


Evaluation Version - a mere upgrade of your license is not sufficient. When moving from an evaluation to production server, you should not use the default configuration and database. Instead, take some time to configure CloverETL Server so that it best fits your production environment.