Welcome to syslog-ng Store Box (SSB) version 6.5.0 and thank you for choosing our product. This document describes the process to upgrade existing SSB installations to SSB 6.5.0. The main aim of this paper is to aid system administrators in planning the migration to the new version of SSB.
For detailed information about versioning and supported upgrade paths in SSB, see and Administration Guide.
Read the entire document thoroughly before starting the upgrade.
This section and its subsections contain information about the following:
All releases of syslog-ng Store Box (SSB) belong in the following categories (including their respective maintenance releases):
LTS release version
Format: <major.0.maintenance>, for example, 6.0.0, 6.0.1
For more information, see the Long Term Support (LTS) section under the syslog-ng Store Box Product Life Cycle Table.
Feature release version
Format: <major.minor.maintenance>, for example, 4.9.1, or 6.5.0
For more information, see the Feature release section under the syslog-ng Store Box Product Life Cycle Table.
These sections contain information about the general guidelines for supported direct upgrade paths in syslog-ng Store Box (SSB), the possible upgrade scenarios, and their recommended upgrade paths for upgrading from LTS or Feature releases to LTS or Feature releases, and detailed information about the possible upgrade paths to the current version of SSB (currently, version 6.5.0).
For detailed information, see the following subsections: