Upgrade Phabricator

Before running the commands shown on this page, you should load the Bitnami stack environment by executing the installdir/use_APPNAME script (Linux and MacOS) or by clicking the shortcut in the Start Menu under “Start -> Bitnami APPNAME Stack -> Application console” (Windows). On OS X VMs, the installation directory is /opt/bitnami and OS X VM users can click the “Open Terminal” button to run commands. Learn more about the Bitnami stack environment and about OS X VMs.

NOTE: We are in the process of modifying the file structure and configuration for many Bitnami stacks. On account of these changes, the file paths stated in this guide may change depending on whether your Bitnami stack uses native Linux system packages (Approach A), or if it is a self-contained installation (Approach B). To identify your Bitnami installation type and what approach to follow, run the command below:

 $ test ! -f "installdir/common/bin/openssl" && echo "Approach A: Using system packages." || echo "Approach B: Self-contained installation."

The output of the command indicates which approach (A or B) is used by the installation, and will allow you to identify the paths, configuration and commands to use in this guide. Refer to the FAQ for more information on these changes.

It is strongly recommended to create a backup before starting the update process. If you have important data, create and try to restore a backup to ensure that everything works properly.

You can upgrade the application only without modifying any other stack components. Phabricator uses an additional component, arcanist, which is already included and can be updated too. Follow the steps below:

  • Stop the servers:

      $ sudo installdir/ stop
  • Upgrade Arcanist:

    • Approach A (Bitnami installations using system packages):

        $ cd installdir/arcanist
        $ git pull
    • Approach B (Self-contained Bitnami installations):

        $ cd installdir/apps/phabricator/arcanist
        $ git pull
  • Upgrade Phabricator. Ensure that MariaDB is running before executing these commands:

    • Approach A (Bitnami installations using system packages):

        $ cd installdir/phabricator
        $ git pull
        $ sudo installdir/ start mariadb
        $ installdir/phabricator/bin/storage upgrade
    • Approach B (Self-contained Bitnami installations):

        $ cd installdir/apps/phabricator/htdocs
        $ git pull
        $ installdir/ start mysql
        $ installdir/apps/phabricator/htdocs/bin/storage upgrade
  • Start servers:

      $ sudo installdir/ start
Last modification January 28, 2021