The following software upgrade strategies provide general guidelines and principles. Please use discretion at all times to develop your own software upgrade strategies that are sufficient for your application and environment.
Whenever you upgrade your Production deployment, it's critical that you have a properly detailed upgrade strategy. Although, you have a lot more flexibility in the Cloud, it's important that you take the necessary precautions to fully protect your site during a major upgrade. The steps below provide general guidelines and upgrade strategies for performing major site upgrades in the Cloud. In all cases, we recommend that you create your own upgrade plan that's customized for your own deployment.
The upgrade procedure below is designed for performing a major software upgrade to a live production deployment. This procedure assumes that you are making changes to your database that would otherwise break your current application. A period of site downtime is mandatory.
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