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Upgrading Cribl

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We were successful at upgrading Cribl from 3.1.3-de9279fa to cribl-3.5.4-4bf0fd31 using the following approach. Turns out it was really simple (honestly). Things to watch out for, make sure you’re the correct user, stop the process before upgrading, and perhaps most importantly… don’t forget to make a backup just like a super goat!

First thing is first, our version was 3.1.3, and it was a little out of date given the latest was 3.5.4. Since we had to complete our lab work for our Cribl partner certifications, we decided to upgrade before we started our labs. So without further ado, here’s the process we followed.

[ec2-user@criblable ]$ sudo su cribl
[cribl@criblable ]$ cd /tmp
[cribl@criblable tmp]$ /opt/cribl/bin/cribl version
Software Version: 3.1.3-de9279fa

[cribl@criblable tmp]$ wget $(curl
% Total % Received % Xferd Average Speed Time Time Time Current
Dload Upload Total Spent Left Speed
100 64 100 64 0 0 2730 0 –:–:– –:–:– –:–:– 2782
–2022-10-26 01:02:40–
Resolving (…,,, …
Connecting to (||:443… connected.
HTTP request sent, awaiting response… 200 OK
Length: 97126152 (93M) [application/x-tar]
Saving to: ‘cribl-3.5.4-4bf0fd31-linux-x64.tgz.1’

100%[===================================================================================================================================================================================================================================================================================>] 97,126,152 85.6MB/s in 1.1s

2022-10-26 01:02:41 (85.6 MB/s) – ‘cribl-3.5.4-4bf0fd31-linux-x64.tgz’ saved [97126152/97126152]

[cribl@criblable tmp]$ /opt/cribl/bin/cribl stop
[cribl@criblable tmp]$ tar -cf /tmp/criblBackup.tar /opt/cribl/*
[cribl@criblable tmp]$ gzip /tmp/criblBackup.tar
[cribl@criblable tmp]$ tar -zxf cribl-3.5.4-4bf0fd31-linux-x64.tgz -C /opt/
[cribl@criblable tmp]$ /opt/cribl/bin/cribl version
Software Version: 3.5.4-4bf0fd31
[cribl@criblable tmp]$ /opt/cribl/bin/cribl start
Cribl started