[Solved] How to upgrade from 3.0.x to 5.0.x


Issue Summary

I was having issues upgrading from v3 to v5, specifically with applying the db migrations.

From a clone of the release/5.0.x branch I ran:

bin/run ./manage.py db upgrade

which produced this error:

dashboards.tags does not exist

What Worked for Me

  1. I modified the upgrade script so that it upgraded to v4.0.2 instead.

  2. Place the script alongside the default one.

    sudo cp path-to-modified-upgrade /opt/redash/current/bin/upgrade_v4

  3. Run the modified upgrade script. [Upgrade to V4]

    sudo bin/upgrade_v4

  4. With v4 now installed, run the default upgrade script. [Upgrade to V5]

    sudo bin/upgrade

  5. Voila! You should now be running v5.0.1 (the latest version at this time of writing)

Technical details:

  • Redash Version: v3.0.0
  • Browser/OS: Ubuntu 16.04.3 LTS
  • How did you install Redash: Legacy bootstrap script


How did you enforce it to upgrade to a version which isn’t the latest?
Im encountering the same issue right now and would like to upgrade to V4.0.2 instead of V5


Modify your upgrade script, particularly the get_release method, with something like this:

def get_release(channel):
    if channel == 'ci':
        return get_latest_release_from_ci()

    response = requests.get('https://version.redash.io/api/releases?channel={}'.format(channel))
    # release = response.json()[0]

    ### CUSTOM ###
    # hardcode to v4.0.2
    release = [r for r in response.json() if r['version'] == '4.0.2']

    if len(release) == 0:

    release = release[0]
    ### END CUSTOM ###

    filename = release['download_url'].split('/')[-1]
    release = Release(release['version'], release['download_url'], filename, release['description'])

    return release