Parallel installation

You can install Intrexx 20.03 in a new directory and then transfer your portal from an earlier Intrexx version to Intrexx 20.03. It is common for an upgrade to be installed in a new directory with a planned server change. In this case, the new version is installed on a new, independent server and the old portal is transferred via the portal export/import process. The benefit here is that the system is clean and created without any old burdens. The new system can be migrated completely, and the previous system is still available. The switch to the new server is only made when it is ready to go live. With this option, it is important to remember that all configurations must be remade on the server-side (web server, database, system permissions, etc.).
The following provides an overview of one possible approach to a parallel installation.

Key steps

  1. Install Intrexx 20.03. Create a development portal.
  2. Export your portal from the earlier Intrexx version and import this into the Intrexx 20.03 development portal.
  3. Test your applications in Intrexx 20.03.
    Make any required changes to the applications.
    Your current Intrexx live portal is still operational and can be accessed by your users. Any data recorded will (continue to) be saved in the previous Intrexx version.
  4. Create an Intrexx 19.09 live portal.
    Export the old portal from once more and import it into the Intrexx 20.03 live portal.
  5. If changes needed to be made to applications, then transfer these from the Intrexx 20.03 development portal to the Intrexx 20.03 live portal.
  6. You can now deploy the Intrexx 20.03 live portal as an "active" portal.
  7. In general, we recommend creating a test portal alongside the live and development portals.
    This can be done by exporting the from Intrexx 20.03 live portal and importing this into the created test portal.
You should not delete your previous Intrexx portal just yet.
Background: If users notice unwanted changes concerning configurations or permissions for directories when using the Intrexx 20.03 portal, you can revert to the settings from the previous version of Intrexx as appropriate.