[Archivesspace_Users_Group] Upgrading ArchivesSpace to version 2.6

Boggio, Jerry gboggio at mitre.org
Fri Sep 6 11:59:46 EDT 2019

Hi Laney;

Thank you for responding to my questions on ArchivesSpace. I was not sure how to ask follow up questions, so I am emailing you directly. Please let me know if there is another avenue to perform this request.

  *   I am assuming OracleJDK8 is not an open source version of Oracle (i.e. you need to buy a license from Oracle to use it). Please correct me if I am wrong.

  *   Has there been any testing/feedback on using Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 7 (RHEL7) with ArchivesSpace? If so, what is the opinion?

Thank you!
Gerard (Jerry) Boggio | MITRE Corporation | R504 - Collaboration & Info Management | 781-271-2719 | Bedford, MA | 2K132

Date: Wed, 28 Aug 2019 15:01:19 +0000

From: Laney McGlohon <laney.mcglohon at lyrasis.org<mailto:laney.mcglohon at lyrasis.org>>

To: Archivesspace Users Group

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Subject: Re: [Archivesspace_Users_Group] Upgrading ArchivesSpace to

                version 2.6

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Hey Jerry,

I have answered your questions below:

Java 1.7 or 1.8

  *   Is Java included in the distribution or do we need to acquire that separately?

Java is not included in the distribution and it should be Java 1.8, not 1.7. I will update the documentation with that.

  *   If we need to acquire it, do open source versions of Java like Adopt JDK, OpenJDK, or others work with ArchivesSpace version 2.6?

We have tested it with OpenJDK8 and OracleJDK8.

Windows vs. Linux

  *   Does ArchivesSpace version 2.6 support Windows 2016 server?

Yes, it does

  *   Which versions of Linux are supported?

It has been tested with Ubuntu 16 and 18 but the latest release of other Linux flavors should also be ok, in theory

  *   Is there an advantage of one operating system over the other in regards to ArchivesSpace version 2.6?

Not really, but the majority of testing has been done using Ubuntu and Mac OSX


  *   The site http://archivesspace.github.io/archivesspace/ has documentation for upgrading to as high as version 2.1. Is there additional instructions needed for going higher versions?

There are no additional instructions for going to higher versions so to upgrade, the instructions are here: http://archivesspace.github.io/archivesspace/user/upgrading-to-a-new-release-of-archivesspace/

  *   Are there conversion steps that need to take place to move from version 2.3 to 2.6?

There are database migrations that are required to move from 2.3 to 2.6. Those are accomplished using the setup_database script as described here: http://archivesspace.github.io/archivesspace/user/upgrading-to-a-new-release-of-archivesspace/#Run-the-database-migrations

Please post to the listserv if you have more questions or need more clarification.



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