How to upgrade from Kibana 4.4.1 to 4.5

(Jeremy Colton) #1


I have installed on Ubuntu 14.04.4. I've configured Kibana 4.4.1 to work with Elastic Search and installed:
Marvel, Sense and TimeLion.

How do I upgrade from Kibana 4.4.1 to 4.5?

Many thanks.

(Mark Walkom) #2

How did you install 4.4.1? If you used a repo then just use the relevant system tools to upgrade.
Otherwise unzip 4.5 the tar.gz/zip and use that.

(Jeremy Colton) #3

To install I did:

sudo apt-get -y install kibana

I edited my kibana.yml and installed various plugins (TimeLion, AppSense) and I don't want them to be dropped. I also installed a license certificate.

I'm a repo newbie - how do I upgrade without losing all my current config? To be safe I want to backup my config files. Where are they located?

Many thanks.

(Mark Walkom) #4

Debian/Ubuntu will ask you if you want to keep a config that is not default.
Otherwise it's under /opt/kibana/config/.

(Jeremy Colton) #5

sudo apt-get -y install kibana

  • forgive my stupid question - I type this again to start the upgrade?

(Mark Walkom) #6

Yes, that will work :slight_smile:

(Jeremy Colton) #8

This upgrade has the following problems

  2. Requires ES 2.3
  3. Requires Marvel 2.3.2

I recommend users to image their system before upgrading.

(Ankureck) #9


I am looking to upgrade my Kibana from 4.4.2 to 4.5.1
As mentioned by @warkolm if i unzip the tar and use it,how can i import my dashboards and indexes into new version.

Do I have to create my dashboard again in new version.

(system) #10