Upgrade a standalone server (TAR/ZIP)
This example shows how to upgrade or patch a 5.x standalone server from a TAR/ZIP. We recommend the use of Redhat or Debian package managers to install/upgrade Neo4j 5 because it simplifies this process.
It is recommended to read the following pages before continuing:
For critical systems, it is recommended to:
The following example steps assume that the Neo4j 5.x has its binaries in its default location, while the /data and /conf folders are configured using the
server.directories.data configuration setting and the environment variable
This means you can replace the DBMS binaries without affecting the configuration and state.
You must be careful to not overwrite your data or config directories when you install the new version.
Stop Neo4j 5.x.
From Neo4j Download Center, download latest version, 5.y TAR or ZIP and unpack it.
Start Neo4j 5.y:
The neo4j.log file contains information on how many steps the upgrade will involve and how far it has progressed. It is advisable to monitor this log.
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