Planning Your Upgrade

Some of the new and enhanced features in JasperReports Server can affect your deployment, and you should plan your upgrade accordingly. Before upgrading make sure to:

Review this information carefully and determine how the changes described affect your deployment.
Back up your current JasperReports Server installation, repository, and keystore.
Run the upgrade script as the same user who originally installed the server, or make sure the server's keystore is available in the home directory of the user running the upgrade script.

The versions and their affected functionality are:

 

Changes in 7.8 affect PhantomJS/Rhino JavaScript engine. With this release, the supported JavaScript engine is Chrome/Chromium.
Changes in 7.5 affect Simba and Impala drivers, the MongoDB query language, custom themes, and encryption keys.
Changes in 7.2 affect legacy dashboards, customizations to the login page, external authentication, and customizations to the Spring Security framework.
Changes in 7.1 affect customizations to the login page.
Changes in 6.4 affect the Impala community connector.
Changes in 6.2.1 affect the Impala community connector.
Changes in 6.2 affect the default Ad Hoc templates.
Changes in 6.1 affect themes.

Changes are cumulative, so review all topics that affect you. For example, if you're upgrading from 6.1 to 7.1, you may be affected by changes in 6.1, 6.2, 6.2.1, and 6.4.

For versions of the software earlier than 6.1, see earlier versions of the TIBCO JasperReports Server Upgrade Guide.

This section describes only those changes that can significantly impact your existing deployment. For an overview of new features, improvements, and bug fixes see the release notes in the root directory of the distribution. For information on how to use the new features, see the JasperReports Server User Guide or the JasperReports Server Administrator Guide.

This chapter contains the following sections:

Changes in 7.8 That May Affect Your Upgrade
Changes in 7.5 That May Affect Your Upgrade
Changes in 7.2 That May Affect Your Upgrade
Changes in 7.1 That May Affect Your Upgrade
Changes in 6.1 That May Affect Your Upgrade
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