8.1. Guidelines for Updating the edX Platform
When you update the edX Platform, you should not change configuration files on
a running server. Doing so can result in unpredictable problems.
If you need to change settings on a running server, take the following steps.
- Provision a new server that matches the running server.
- Make configuration changes on the new server.
- Start the new server.
- Reroute traffic from the old server to the new server.
- Decommission the old server.