Step 1: Backup Your Current Installation
- Backup your API Management data as described on API Management Backup and Restore, section Data Export.
Shut down your API Management.
To do this, run the following command:
The docker-compose.yml can be found in the following folder:
API Managment 7.3.0 api-mgmt\single-host-setup\
API Managment before 7.3.0 api-mgmt\
Backup the MySQL database and Elasticsearch. To do this, use the following commands:
Move the backup files to a safe location.
- Rename folder api-mgmt your API Management installation resides in to e.g. api-mgmt _backup. This backups your current installation that will otherwise be overwritten by the update.
Step 2: Download and Extract the Software
- Download the new API Management software.
Unzip the downloaded software from api-mgmt-<version>.zip. This creates a new folder api-mgmt containing the new version of API Management.
Step 3: Configure the Installation Settings
Rework the configuration files.
Copy the .env file from your API Management backup api-mgmt_backup/single-host-setup (see step 1/4) to your updated API Management installation.
If there are new configuration variables coming with the new software release (see API Management Release Notes), you need to merge the previous .env file with the new one from the update.
As you have already an administrator account for your API Management installation, you can comment out the following lines in your .env file:
If you did not stick to the standard installation and have made changes to the docker-compose.yml, you need to merge those changes into the new docker-compose.yml.
- Certificates and Keystores
Copy all certificates and keystores from the backup folder of your old installation (api-mgmt _backup/configs) to your updated installation (api-mgmt/configs). Overwrite the existing files from the target folder - they are example files only.
Step 4: Update the Software
Load the new software with
Upgrade the MySQL database using the following commands:
If you are asked for a password, use the password you specified in the .env file for
Step 5: Start all Services and Finalize the Update
- Go to folder api-mgmt/single-host-setup (folder that contains the file docker-compose.yml).
Start all containers by running the following command:
To run the containers in the background, use:
- Upload new configurations.
If the new API Management software comes with new configurations (e.g. new policies, see API Management Release Notes), you need to import them to your installation. Import the file(s) as described on Restoring API Management Data.
After a successful update you may want to remove the old images to free up some disk space. In this case, just run
For more clean up instructions refer to the docker documentation.Also consider removing the backup files from step 3 as they consume a considerable amount of disk space.