Before upgrading Kibana:
- Consult the breaking changes docs.
- Test upgrades in a dev environment before upgrading your production servers.
- Backup your data using the Elasticsearch snapshots feature. You cannot roll back to an earlier version unless you have a backup of your data.
- If you are using custom plugins, check that a compatible version is available.
Depending on which version of Kibana you’re upgrading from, the upgrade process will vary. Please consult the following table to determine which process you should follow:
|Upgrade From||Upgrade To||Supported Upgrade Type|
Standard upgrade (where
Saved searches, visualizations, and dashboards created in Kibana 4.x or 5.x can be generally imported into 6.x.