Upgrading General Questions

When upgrading a server, say from 8.0.x to 8.1.x, is there any practical difference between upgrading over the top of the existing installation vs. uninstalling old, installing new, and then restoring the gateway backup?

Is there anything that could be modified by the upgrade that would then be overwritten by restoring the GW backup?

Am I overthinking this?

If you’re talking about upgrading using the installers then everything should be fine and the end result should be the same. Just take a backup first in case something goes wrong.

Upgrading using the zip distributions is a little more involved and it’s probably easier to make a backup, unzip a clean new install from the new version, then restore.

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