Step B: Prepare to Upgrade the AWS Elemental Conductor File Nodes - AWS Elemental Conductor File

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Step B: Prepare to Upgrade the AWS Elemental Conductor File Nodes

Upgrade the Conductor nodes before upgrading the worker nodes.

Back up the Database

We strongly recommend that you make a backup database.

  1. On the AWS Elemental Conductor File web interface, choose Configuration (gear icon) on the main menu.

    The Conductor Configuration screen appears showing the General tab.

  2. Change the Minutes between database backups to 10 and choose Save.

    A database backup will automatically be made in 10 minutes from now. The backup process takes less than 1 minute.

  3. Make a note of the current time, so that you know when 10 minutes have passed.

Move Files

If the primary Conductor node has any custom AWS Elemental assets such as scripts, locate them and if they are in /opt/elemental_se/web/public/script, then back them up to a safe location, so that they are not deleted during the upgrade.

For detailed information on keeping backup files before the upgrade, see the article Backup Files for Safekeeping/Upgrading/Downgrading.