Update/Upgrade Installation

Before Updating/Upgrading your environment, make sure to back it up. The recommendation for any update is to perform it as green-blue deployment. Therefore, the recommended processes is as follows. Some steps might not be necessary depending on the update/upgrade.

  1. Copy Environment
    • Create a copy of the database of your environment

    • Create a copy of the configuration files (docker-compose, secrets, …)

  2. Apply Changes
    • Apply the changes to the configuration files (new settings in docker-compose, changed secrets).


    Change the version number in the .env-file.


    Check the current Docker-Compose File Configuration for new parameters, which can be required.

    • Start pulling the new images (docker-compose pull)

    • Log into the Support portal of the Datavault Builder, navigate to the download section and get all update Scripts for your database-type (Called DVB 4.*.*.* to 4.*.*.* Databasetype Update). All means: The scripts between your current version number to the target version to install.


    There can be overlapping update files. This happens, if some update script is actually included within another cumulative update. In this case, you can take the cumulative update.

    For example: dvb_4.0.0rc19_to_4.0.1.0_oracle_update is included in dvb_4.0.0.11_to_4.0.2.0_oracle_update.

    • Apply the update scripts one after the other onto the database.


    Before applying the Update Scripts to the database, make sure to stop the application part of the Datavault Builder if it is running (docker-compose down). This means, that also no loading processes should be going on during the update procedure.

    • Start up the environment (docker-compose up -d). Some additional updates might be applied (mainly to the data model).


    Depending on the size of the model and the resources this process can take up to a couple of hours. You can see the progress in the log of the core container (docker-compose logs -tf core)

  3. Go Live
    • Switch the environment with the productive environment.