You will be notified of new releases as they are available. We recommended updating Looker regularly in order to keep current with bug fixes and new features.
This update process assumes your Looker instance includes the startup script, which should have been installed as part of the initial Looker installation process.
- Download the most recent release of the Looker JAR
Stop the Looker process from shell, as the looker user
sudo su - looker cd /home/looker/looker ./looker stop
Backup your entire Looker directory, including hidden directories (see Creating and Restoring Backups for more detail)
- If you have migrated Looker’s default in-memory database to an external MySQL database, backup that MySQL database
- Rename the JAR file to looker.jar and copy it to the server directory (i.e.
Start the Looker process from the shell as the looker user