Upgrading Timeline

If you own ABBYY Timeline 5.1 or later, you can upgrade to ABBYY Timeline 5.3. This means that you can install a new version of ABBYY Timeline and your databases will be maintained.

Before you begin

We recommend you backup the Timeline database. To do this, use PostgreSQL utilities. It includes utilities that allow you to make backups. These are pg_dump/pg_dumpall and pg_basebackup. For detailed information, refer to https://www.postgresql.org/docs/12/backup.html or PostgreSQL Databases Backup and Restore section.

Basic steps

  1. Run the ABBYY-Timeline-5.3.*-installer.exe file to start the Installation Wizard.
  2. In the program dialog box, select Update and follow the instructions of the Installation Wizard.
    Important. Upgrading within the same version is not supported.

If you can't upgrade ABBYY Timeline using the Setup, perform the following steps:

  1. Uninstall your ABBYY Timeline
      • If you uninstall ABBYY Timeline 4.8, your databases are maintained while uninstalling, but the previous settings are removed.
      • If you uninstall ABBYY Timeline 4.11 or later, you will be asked whether you want to uninstall the product completely or maintain the databases.
  1. Run the ABBYY-Timeline-5.3.*-installer.exe file and follow the on-screen instructions in the Installation Wizard.
  2. Perform a health check.

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