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This page provides steps to upgrade Appsmith Kubernetes 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 installation

Follow these steps to upgrade your Appsmith installation:

  1. Create a folder named appsmith-ee on your machine for deployment and data storage. Then, navigate to this folder using the cd command.

  2. Add the Appsmith chart repository with:

    helm repo add appsmith-ee
  3. Load the Appsmith chart repository with:

    helm repo update
  4. Generate the values.yaml with:

    helm show values appsmith-ee/appsmith > values.yaml
  5. Deploy Appsmith with:

    # Give a desired name to your namespace by replacing <NAMESPACE> 
    helm install appsmith appsmith-ee/appsmith -n <NAMESPACE> --create-namespace
  6. Restore the backup data using the Restore Appsmith instance.

  7. Restart the pods with:

    kubectl rollout restart statefulsets/appsmith -n <NAMESPACE>
  8. Get pod name with:

    kubectl get pods -n <NAMESPACE>
  9. Verify the installation locally by forwarding port 8080 to 80 with:

    # Replace the <NAMESPACE> with the your namespace 
    kubectl --namespace <NAMESPACE> port-forward appsmith-0 8080:80
  10. Open https://localhost:8080 and wait for the server to come up. It can take up to 5 minutes. Once the server is up and running, access Appsmith at https://localhost:8080.

  11. Log into your Appsmith account.

  12. After successfully verifying the Appsmith installation, you may choose to delete the Appsmith Community Edition namespace:



If you face issues, continue to use the Community Edition namespace and contact the support team using the chat widget at the bottom right of this page.

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