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Upgrades and Migrations


If you have questions about upgrades and migrations, you can post them in the community #help channel on Slack, or reach out to your TAM if you are an Enterprise customer.

As new versions of Pachyderm are released, you might need to update your cluster to get access to bug fixes and new features. These updates fall into the following categories:

  • An upgrade moves between minor or patch releases. For example, between version 2.1.2 and 2.2.0. Upgrades are typically a simple process should require little to no downtime.

  • Migrations — A migration must be performed when you are moving between major releases, For questions on how to migrate, please contact your technical account manager or email


Performing an upgrade between major releases might lead to corrupted data. You must perform a migration when going between major versions.

Whether you upgrade or migrate your cluster, Pachyderm recommends that you perform a back up. A backup guarantees that you can restore your cluster to its previous, stable state.

Last update: July 23, 2022
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