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Upgrade Instructions from 6.0 to 6.1

This upgrade is recommended to anyone running Liferay Portal 6.0.6SE and wants to benefit from the New Features in Liferay Portal v6.1

Always use the latest version of 6.1 available as it will have fixed all the potential upgrade issues that may have been found. You should at least use v6.1 GA1.

The official resource for topics including upgrading is the Portal Administrator's Guide. The book is available for print as well as a free PDF download.

Some APIs have changed, so you will need to upgrade your plugins.

Upgrade from 6.0. to 6.1 #

It took me some hours to update my Liferay version from 6.0. to 6.1. , but actually only a few steps are necessary. I hope my instructions will help you:

1.) Backup your database (dump-file)

2.) download and unzip liferay-portal-tomcat-6.1.1-ce-ga2

3.) copy the liferay/data - folder from the old version to the new liferay-portal-tomcat-6.1.1-ce-ga2 folder

4.) copy your to the new liferay-portal-tomcat-6.1.1-ce-ga2

5.) open in the new liferay version, if liferay.home is set - change it to the new version, e.g.: liferay.home=D:/liferay/liferay-portal-tomcat-6.1.1-ce-ga2

6.) copy the data folder from the old version to the new version, e.g.: liferayliferay-portal-tomcat-6.1.0/data -->liferay/liferay-portal-tomcat-6.1.1-ce-ga2/data

7.) start the server --> liferay/liferay-portal-tomcat-6.1.1-ce-ga2/tomcat-7.0.23/bin/startup

Now liferay automatically updates the database and starts the portal These are the main steps.

8.) Now all own portlets have to be deployed. Therefore I installed the new liferay-plugin-sdk-6.1.1-ce-ga2 and deployed the portlets to the new Liferay server.

Installing Liferay 6.1.1 as a windows service (32 bit and 64 bit) #

1.) Download Tomcat core from (32 bit or 64 bit)

2.) unzip tomcat7.0.33

3.) go to tomcat7.0.33/bin/ and copy service.bat, tomcat7.exe and tomcat7w.exe into your liferay/liferay-portal-tomcat-6.1.1-ce-ga2/tomcat-7.0.23/bin folder

4.) run service.bat install in your commando shell, in windows: start cmd.exe in the system32-folder as administrator, go to your /liferay-portal-tomcat-6.1.1-ce-ga2/tomcat-7.0.23/bin folder an run service.bat install

5.) now the service is installed, in the windows explorer go back to your /liferay-portal-tomcat-6.1.1-ce-ga2/tomcat-7.0.23/bin folder and start tomcat7w.exe (start it as administrator)

6.) in the gui go to the JAVA-tab and set the initial memory pool and the maxium memory pool both to 1024, then add the following parameters:

  • -XX:PermSize=128m
  • -XX:MaxPermSize=256m

7.) Now start the service

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Has anyone tried the above upgrade. As this... Vikash Pareek 6. Januar 2013 23:11
What is the difference between step 3 and step... Simon Göransson 11. Januar 2013 01:29
i try to upgrade liferay from 6.0.6 to 6.1.0... Tesfahun Zaro 19. Juni 2014 03:07
Can anyone is having related documents , 1:... tushar verma 27. Juli 2014 09:00

Has anyone tried the above upgrade. As this upgrade may take some time therefore I was confirming whether this upgrade procedure can be executed at my end. Please confirm.
Gepostet am 06.01.13 23:11.
What is the difference between step 3 and step 6 for "Upgrade from 6.0. to 6.1"?
Gepostet am 11.01.13 01:29.
i try to upgrade liferay from 6.0.6 to 6.1.0 based on the documentation here and still get errors:
com.liferay.portal.kernel.upgrade.UpgradeException: java.sql.SQLException: ORA-00942: table or view does not exist

Any idea guys ....?

i put the following definition in
Gepostet am 19.06.14 03:07.
Can anyone is having related documents ,

1: how to upgrade the database which should be compatible with the other version of liferay?
2; How to upgrade the web content display of running liferay portal?
3: Is there any process directly i can use to upgrade the liferay server ?

I tried once with the .lar file.
Gepostet am 27.07.14 09:00.