Learn how to upgrade Ignition on Ubuntu Linux OS.

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[00:07] Upgrading an existing installation of Ignition on the Linux operating system works in much the same way that installing a brand new installation of Ignition on a Linux operating system does. You can see here that I'm currently running a 7.9 version of Ignition. I have also already downloaded the installer for Ignition 8, and placed it here on my desktop. Now we need to go ahead and open up a terminal window. In the terminal window, the first thing that I need to do is navigate to where I have the installer, which in this case is on the desktop. I then need to call the command chmod on the file, but I need to do it with administrator privileges. So I'm going to start out with the word sudo, and then chmod my file, which in this case is the Ignition installer. It's going to ask you to enter in your password for your currently logged in user, so I'm going to go ahead and enter in my password.

[01:10] The last step here is then we simply need to call the installer and run it. The installer is going to open up the Ignition setup wizard, which is going to guide us through the installation process. We're going to go ahead and click on the forward button to proceed. Here it asks us to specify an install directory. I'm going to go ahead and leave it at the default. Here, we get a prompt that let's us know that the setup wizard has found an existing version of Ignition at our install directory. We're going to go ahead and click yes to continue with the upgrade. On this screen, we can then choose whether we want to just upgrade our currently installed modules, or if we want to add or remove modules during the upgrade process. I just want to upgrade my currently installed modules, so I'm going to leave it at the default and click forward.

[02:03] The setup wizard is now ready to begin the installation process. So we're going to click forward and it is going to stop the existing Ignition service, and then complete the installation. Just like the installation, upgrading Ignition just takes a few minutes. Now that the setup wizard has finished installing the files, we can click on the finish button down at the bottom, to start the Ignition service. In a web browser, we are taken to this welcome screen, where we can begin the commissioning process. Clicking on the button below in the bottom right hand corner will get us started. Because we are upgrading Ignition, the only thing that we need to do is accept the End User License Agreement, and then click on the next button in the lower right hand corner.

[02:56] We can then click on the start gateway button to start our gateway. Note we did not have to create a new user, or set up the ports that Ignition is going to use, because the Ignition Gateway will use whatever the previous version of Ignition had used before. Once the Ignition Gateway service has finished starting, we can click on the Gateway Homepage button down at the bottom right to go to the Gateway Homepage, where we can see that all of our projects, Tags, and configurations are still in place.

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