Before performing the upgrade

Please verify that the version you are upgrading to does not require a full installation by referring to the Cascade CMS Release Note for the version to which you are about to upgrade.

Upgrading

Assuming that the version you are upgrading to does not require a full installation:

  • Stop Cascade CMS.
  • Copy any custom plug-ins (Publish Triggers, Custom Authentication Modules, Asset Factory Plugins, Workflow Triggers) from the tomcat/webapps/ROOT/WEB-INF/lib  directory into a temporary location. (NOTE: Only perform this step if your organization has created one or more custom JAR files. DO NOT copy the entire contents of the directory. If there are no custom JAR files to be copied, this step should be skipped.)
  • Delete the following files/folders: tomcat/webapps/ROOT , tomcat/webapps/ROOT.war , tomcat/work 
  • Delete all files within the tomcat/temp  directory (making sure not to remove the temp folder itself)
  • Place the new ROOT.war  file into the tomcat/webapps  directory.
  • Start the Cascade CMS process and wait until the login screen can be reached via a browser.
  • Log in to verify that the software has been upgraded by visiting Help->About.

Re-install custom plugins

If there were custom JAR files in your previous installation:

  • Stop Cascade CMS once again
  • Copy the custom plug-ins (Publish Triggers, Custom Authentication Modules, Asset Factory Plugins, Workflow Triggers) from the temporary storage location back into tomcat/webapps/ROOT/WEB-INF/lib
  • Start Cascade CMS.

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