We are about to do our first upgrade and the docs look pretty straight forward. I am wondering if anyone has any tips/advice/etc on the upgrade. It would be very appreciated.
The advice, "you're crazy" is also appreciated.
It's important to have a backup of the 8.0 database, obviously. Review the release notes for some important changes as well:
this video shows all You need https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TF0Eqjo500M
(..few tips: after upgrade go to http://<it_shop_url>/monitor and press "update now"
, see which job service is marked as Update service and start it first and wait until it is upgraded before starting other job services
,apply patches to Synchronization projects!!!
And test entire thing!)
Just remember that correct way is to go 8.0 -> 8.1 -> 8.1.4
...so if You are not successful with direct upgrade from 8.0 to 8.1.4 do an intermediate upgrade first to 8.1