Operation Runbooks on older Octopus versions

Hey People,
I came across the recently new feature of Operations Runbooks.

I am currently running v4.7 on on-premise server.
Any ways to get this feature installed on my current version ?

Thanks!
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Hi @nihoindian,

Thanks for getting in touch.

Unfortunately, this feature was introduced in 2019.11.

There is no way to get this feature on your current version.

Are you in a position to upgrade at all?

Sorry I could not bring you better news.

Kind regards,
Ziaul

Hi Ziaul,

Thanks for your response.
I have few questions on Upgrading my current version

  1. Will it be an simple upgrade. I mean, do we need to do some POC checks to see there is no impact on our existing Projects & setup. How easy/difficult this migration could be, it is important for me as we use regularly use Octopus.

  2. Does it involve any costs impact, any purchasing involved. Does it change our current costs ?

Thanks !

Hi @nihoindian,

Happy that you’re taking the plunge on an Octopus upgrade - we’re sure you’ll find all of the updates and improvements will be beneficial for your deployment process. Also, it does not cost anything, apart from your time to upgrade.

Owing to the big jump in versions here, we strongly recommend doing a proof of concept upgrade on a clone of your server to make sure that any breaking changes don’t catch you by surprise, and as always when dealing with these major upgrades, we can not understate the importance of snapshots and backups of everything (file system, SQL databases, Octopus master keys).

​We have a wealth of information on upgrading available, so here are some great resources for you to look over:
​
This is our core upgrade guide:
​ https://octopus.com/docs/administration/upgrading/guide

​This is a guide on cloning your existing install:
​ https://octopus.com/docs/administration/managing-infrastructure/moving-your-octopus/move-the-database-and-server

​This is our release notes for everything between the two versions. Please be sure to pay particular attention to anything marked as a breaking change:
​ https://octopus.com/downloads/compare?from=4.0.7&to=2020.1.10

​This is a video from our “Ask Octopus” series that covers upgrading Octopus if you prefer a more cinematic guide:
​https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TuIw8RkYo9c&t=3s

​This is an introduction to the Spaces feature, added in 2019.3:
​ https://octopus.com/blog/spaces-introduction

​This is a video on the Spaces feature, giving some further information:
​https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EJgM0r58VDc

We wish you the best of luck with the upgrade, and please don’t hesitate to let us know if there’s anything we can help you with!

Best regards,
Ziaul

Hi Ziaul,

Thanks for the overwhelming response. I will dig into these & see how I can begin.
Will keep posting if I have any hiccups.

Thanks for the great support !

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