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Upgrade instructions

In order to upgrade your IntelMQ installation it is recommended to follow these five steps:

1. Read

Read the file to look for things you need to have a look at.

2. Stop IntelMQ and create a backup

  • Make sure that your IntelMQ system is completely stopped: intelmqctl stop
  • Create a backup of IntelMQ Home directory, which includes all configurations. They are not overwritten, but backups are always nice to have!
sudo cp -R /opt/intelmq /opt/intelmq-backup

3. Upgrade IntelMQ

Before upgrading, check that your setup is clean and there are no events in the queues:

intelmqctl check
intelmqctl list queues -q

The upgrade depends on how you installed IntelMQ.

Linux Packages

Use your system's package manager.


pip install -U --no-deps intelmq
sudo intelmqsetup

Using --no-deps will not upgrade dependencies, which would probably overwrite the system's libraries. Remove this option to also upgrade dependencies.


You can check out all current versions on our DockerHub.

docker pull certat/intelmq-full:latest

docker pull certat/intelmq-nginx:latest

Alternatively you can use docker-compose:

docker-compose pull

You can check the current versions from intelmq & intelmq-manager & intelmq-api via git commit ref.

The Version format for each included item is key=value and they are saparated via ,. I. e. IntelMQ=ab12cd34f,IntelMQ-API=xy65z23.

docker inspect --format '{{ index .Config.Labels "org.opencontainers.image.version" }}' intelmq-full:latest

Now restart your container, if you're using docker-compose you simply run:

docker-compose down

If you don't use docker-compose, you can restart a single container using:

docker ps | grep certat

docker restart CONTAINER_ID

Source repository

If you have an editable installation, refer to the instructions in the /dev/guide.

Update the repository depending on your setup (e.g. [git pull origin master]).

And run the installation again:

pip install .
sudo intelmqsetup

For editable installations (development only), run [pip install -e .] instead.

4. Upgrade configuration and check the installation

Go through and apply necessary adaptions to your setup. If you have adapted IntelMQ's code, also read the

Check your installation and configuration to detect any problems:

intelmqctl upgrade-config
intelmqctl check

intelmqctl upgrade-config supports upgrades from one IntelMQ version to the succeeding. If you skip one or more IntelMQ versions, some automatic upgrades may not work and manual intervention may be necessary.

5. Start IntelMQ

intelmqctl start