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The page provides steps to upgrade the Appsmith Docker Community Edition.


Before upgrading, ensure you have:

  • Signed up on and generated a trial license key.
  • At least 2 GB of free storage space for the backup process.
  • Deployed the latest version of Appsmith. Refer to Update Appsmith to update the version.
  • Created a backup of your Appsmith instance. For instructions, see Backup instance.

Upgrade Appsmith instance

Follow these steps to upgrade your Appsmith instance:

  1. Go to the root directory of Appsmith installation.
  2. Open the docker-compose.yml file, and search for the image: key.
  3. Update the value of the image: key as below:
  1. Save the file.

  2. Recreate the instance with:

docker-compose up -d --force-recreate
  1. Open https://localhost and wait for the server to come up. This can take up to 5 minutes. Once the server is up and running, verify the upgrade with:
# verify the image name as (appsmith-ee) in use 
docker ps

You have successfully upgraded your Docker Appsmith instance.

  1. Log into your Appsmith account.


If you face issues during the upgrade, rollback to the backup created in prerequisites section by following the Restore instance guide, and contact the support team using the chat widget at the bottom right of this page.

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