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This migration process currently has known issues. For Example, some metadata is not migrated or is migrated incorrectly.

Prepare R6 for migration

This migration requires:


The option to upgrade in place is not available to go from Release 5 of Avalon to Release 6. Instead, follow these steps.

  1. Back up your Avalon 5.0 installation
  2. Stand up an R6 instance following the Manual Installation Instructions and run it concurrently with an existing R5 instance. 
  3. The Make R5 fedora needs to be made accessible to the server running the R6 instance. (See the fedora migration step below.)
  4. The R6 instance should use Use the same authentication scheme for R6 as the one R5. Otherwise there could be issues with users/roles.
  5. The Ensure the R6 instance is empty. Run wipeout rake task to clean out R6 database, solr, and fedora.

Code Block
# ensure that Fedora, Solr, and the DB are clean
# it will ask you to verify the targets are correct
bundle exec rake avalon:wipeout