I have all my data and services (WMS, WFS, WMTS) in GeoServer 2.8 (workspaces, shapefiles, etc.) and I have to migrate to GeoServer 2.12.1.

What things do I have to consider to do that?

I mean files (data_dir), PostgreSQL databases, PostGIS.

  • How is your current GeoServer configured?
    – nmtoken
    Mar 30, 2018 at 10:59
  • It is configured with docker.
    – Dantmaur
    Apr 2, 2018 at 15:02

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Make a copy of your existing data directory (you have moved it out of the installation directory, of course) and then add the new war file to the tomcat webapps directory and wait for it to restart.

  • I need just move old data directory geoserver to new data directory geoserver?
    – Dantmaur
    Apr 2, 2018 at 15:04
  • Yes that is all
    – Ian Turton
    Apr 2, 2018 at 15:45
  • And What about database? Do I have to migrate database data?
    – Dantmaur
    Apr 4, 2018 at 13:31
  • not unless you want to
    – Ian Turton
    Apr 4, 2018 at 13:33

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