Upgrading kibana and Elastic from 7.9 to 8.7


I am in the process to upgrade my kibana and Elasticsearch from 7.9 to 8.7. I installed 7.17 but did not back up the data from version 7.9. What shall I do now? Someone, please guide.

Hi @Kumar_Abhinav,

Welcome to the community! Just a couple of questions to figure out where you are.

Are you following the upgrade guide?

Is your data available in the upgraded 7.17 cluster? Or is it available in a snapshot?

If your data is available in the upgrades Elasticsearch instance would recommend taking a snapshot and then using the upgrade assistant as per these steps.

Hope that helps!


No, my data is not available in upgraded 7.17 clusters or snapshots. I tried a lot to make the instance or clusters.

How did you upgrade? Did you follow the upgrade guide? Or did you destroy and recreate the cluster.

It was very tough to upgarde from 7.17 to 8.7.. me and my team put three days into this.. but no success. so i set up a new 8.5 ..

Sorry to hear you're having trouble @Kumar_Abhinav. We always want to make experiences better, so can you share any particular issues you had following the instructions or using the upgrade assistant?

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