Is there a way to back out from an upgrade from 5.0.7 to 6.1.4?

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I am upgrading my current Splunk installation from 5.0.7 to 6.1.4, is there an easy way to back out the upgrade if something goes wrong? I do have a backup of all the configuration files already.

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You should also back up your indexed data. See Back up indexed data in the Managing Indexers and Clusters of Indexers manual.

With your /etc directory and your indexed data backed up, it should be straightforward to reinstall the earlier release and then copy the backed-up information into it.

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