Migration Pydio 6 to Pydio 7 with YUM

Created on 2023/03/06, migration
WARNING This article is for Pydio 8 (PHP). Time to move to Pydio Cells!

In this how-to, you will find the steps to do the migration and upgrade from Pydio 6 to pydio 7 on another machine base on CentOS 7.


  1. Install latest version Pydio on new machine
  2. Migrate Database
  3. Migrate data folder
  4. Test and finalize

Step 1.

Install Pydio PHP latest version on CentOS 7:

Another option is using virtual machine image (OVF). You can also download this file from https://pydio.com

Tip: On CentOS 7, there are a lot of issues with selinux, it could be better if you disable selinux during installation & testing. Use this command: setenforce 0

Step 2.


On new machine, create a new database using following command:

create database pydioold;
grant all privileges on pydioold.* to 'pydio'@'localhost';
flush privileges;

Before exporting the db, please try to set Settings > Main Options > Server URL to blank value

On old machine, export all data in DB by using mysqldump

mysqldump -u username -p databasename > pydio6.mysql

Copy pydio6.mysql file to new machine


Import to pydioold database:

mysql -u pydio -p pydioold < pydio6.mysql

Execute some scripts to update pydioold database from version 6 to version 7:






Just copy and paste to terminal of mysql

Step 3

If you install Pydio by using yum, all data is located in: /var/lib/pydio

On new machine, backup this folder mv /var/lib/pydio /var/lib/pydio.latest

Copy recursively /var/lib/pydio from old machine to /var/lib/pydio on new machine.

(Visit this link to set permission correctly: https://pydio.com/en/docs/kb/security/permission-pydio%E2%80%99s-filesfo...)


Delete some cache file on new machine: rm -rf /var/cache/pydio/plugins_*


Backup and edit /var/lib/pydio/plugins/boot.conf/bootstrap.json file to use new mysql connection (server, username, password, and database name - pydioold) or rename pydioold to other convenient name.

Step 4

Try to browse pydio by using new machine. If you have any problem with url, maybe this link is useful: https://pydio.com/en/docs/kb/miscellaneous/fix-public-link-after-upgradi...