We recommend backing up your database before updating the app.
To update the app you just need to copy over the latest code. The app tracks the current version in a file called version.txt, if it notices a change it loads
/update to run the database migrations.
You can use this shell script to automate the update process, consider running it as a daily cron to automatically keep your app up to date.
If you’re moving servers make sure to copy over the .env file.
If the auto-update fails you can manually run the update with the following commands. Once completed add
?clear_cache=true to the end of the URL to clear the application cache.
composer dump-autoload --optimize php artisan optimize --force php artisan migrate php artisan db:seed --class=UpdateSeeder
If you’ve downloaded the code from GitHub you also need to run
You can see the detailed changes for each release on our GitHub release notes.
An import folder has been adding to storage/, you may need to run
sudo chown -R www-data:www-data storage
Make sure the .env file includes
Minimum PHP version is now 5.5.9
Copy .env.example to .env and set config settings
Set the app cipher to
rijndael-256 to support existing passwords
/path/to/ninja/storage has 755 permissions and is owned by the webserver user