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TitleHow to upgrade with as little downtime as possible
URL Namehow-to-upgrade-with-as-little-downtime-as-possible
Article Number000110718
EnvironmentProduct: Sitefinity
Version:8.x, 9.x, 10.x, 11.x, 12.x
OS: All supported OS versions
Database: All supported Microsoft SQL Server versions
Question/Problem Description
How to upgrade Sitefinity with as little downtime as possible
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  • Make a full copy of the production site (project and database)
  • Upgrade that copy
  • When the upgrade is complete, redirect the incoming HTTP requests to the upgraded version
  • In case of a need to revert back the upgrade, redirect the incoming HTTP requests to the pre-upgrade version
Because any content creation/update/deletion during the migration will not be moved over, it is advised to have a content freeze during the migration process.
If the site runs in load-balanced setup refer to 000071230 How to upgrade a Sitefinity project in load balanced scenario
Last Modified Date8/6/2019 7:42 AM
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