13.3.4. Upgrade

In general NextGIS Web upgrade process consist of the following steps:

  • Stop services

  • Create backup

  • Upgrade packages

  • Apply migrations

  • Start services Stopping services and creating backup

Previous sections describe services and backups. For example, it may look as follows:

# systemctl stop ngw.service ngw-maintenance.timer
# su ngw -c "nextgisweb backup" Upgrading packages

Switch to ngw user (do not forget about virtualenv and NEXTGISWEB_CONFIG environment variable if you hadn’t added them to .bashrc):

# su ngw
$ cd

Change directory to package/nextgisweb, pull latest changes, and look at available version tags:

$ cd package/nextgisweb
$ git pull
$ git tag -l '*.*.*'

Of course, you can use any other version, including a master branch, but here we consider an upgrade to the 4.4.0 version as an example. So check it out, upgrade the package in virtualenv and recompile i18n translations:

$ git checkout 4.4.0
$ cd ..
$ pip install -e nextgisweb
$ nextgisweb-i18n -p nextgisweb compile

And then, go to the home directory and update Node.js and Yarn project environment with workspaces, and build necessary files:

$ cd
$ nextgisweb jsrealm install
$ yarn run build

Repeat these steps with additional packages such as nextgisweb_qgis and nextgisweb_mapserver. Some of them may require additional steps, such as upgrading system software.

After that you return to ngw home directory:

$ cd ~ Applying migrations Upgrading from 3.7.0 or higher

Automatic database migrations were introduced in version 3.7.0. If you’re upgrading from 3.7.0 or higher, check required migrations with:

$ nextgisweb migration upgrade

And then apply them with:

$ nextgisweb migration upgrade --no-dry-run Upgrading from previous versions

In case of upgrade from a version before 3.7.0, you should manually apply SQL migrations from package/nextgisweb/migration directory before you run automatic migration.

Files in that directory are prefixed by date, so you have to run them one-by-one in historical order. The command nextgisweb sql -f can help you with that:

$ nextgisweb sql -f package/nextgisweb/migration/2001-01-01-filename.sql

Don’t worry about applying SQL-migration twice. If it’s already applied, it will fail with an error and doesn’t change any data.

When all SQL-migrations are applied you should run automatic migrations with commands given above:

$ nextgisweb migration upgrade
$ nextgisweb migration upgrade --no-dry-run Starting services

Now you can start services back. It may look as follows:

# systemctl start ngw.service ngw-maintenance.timer Upgrading PostgreSQL and PostGIS

PostgreSQL and PostGIS can be upgraded as described in corresponding docs, including dump and restore major upgrades. But keep in mind the following:

  • After dump and restore during PostgreSQL upgrade, ownership of PostGIS tables (spatial_ref_sys, etc.) can be lost. You will have to set it up again.

  • NextGIS Web manages the spatial_ref_sys table, but it will be overwritten while restoring from a dump or upgrading PostGIS. So that, you will need to execute nextgisweb spatial_ref_sys sync_postgis command after restoration.