Splunk Enterprise

Is it unsafe to upgrade from 7.0.x to 8.2.x?

verbal_666
Contributor

I'm reading the official Documentation ( https://docs.splunk.com/Documentation/Splunk/8.2.0/Installation/HowtoupgradeSplunk ), which warn not to update Splunk from 7.0.x to 8.2.6 directly,

7.0.x 8.0.x or 8.1.x 8.2.x


Documentation suggests to make a middle update to 8.0.x/8.1.x, and then 8.2.x.

Why? Is it so unsafe to make 7.0.x to 8.2.x?

Asking since i'll soon need to replace my very old 7.0.x with 8.2.x.

Thanks 👍

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verbal_666
Contributor

Thanks a lot.
To avoid problems, i'll then do a 7.0.x --> 8.1.x --> 8.2.x 👍
I prefer to avoid any kind of data corruption or so 😬

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verbal_666
Contributor

Thanks a lot.
To avoid problems, i'll then do a 7.0.x --> 8.1.x --> 8.2.x 👍
I prefer to avoid any kind of data corruption or so 😬

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richgalloway
SplunkTrust
SplunkTrust

The interim step is needed because 8.2.6 doesn't support migrating from that version (it may have been unsupported when 8.2.6 was released).

You can try upgrading to 8.2.6 directly, but it would be risky.  Some necessary conversions may be missing, which could lead to unexpected behavior.

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verbal_666
Contributor

Thanks a lot.
To avoid problems, i'll then do a 7.0.x --> 8.1.x --> 8.2.x 👍


I prefer to avoid any kind of data corruption or so 😬

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