Testing an upgrade

Before you upgrade your production HCL DevOps Deploy (Deploy) server, for best results, perform a test upgrade, verify the challenges you are facing, and resolve them before performing an actual upgrade.

The process to test an upgrade requires you to manually clone the Deploy server that includes the filesystem, database, and application data (appdata) folder to a new instance.

In this section, you create a testing environment by cloning all or most of the production environment. You test an upgrade in one of the two ways: