# Migration guide from alpha.18 to alpha.19

Here are the major changes:

  • Fix CLI database issue for Windows
  • Custom timestamp
  • Fix write file on production environment

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# Getting started

Install Strapi alpha.19 globally on your computer. To do so run npm install strapi@3.0.0-alpha.19 -g.

When it's done, generate a new empty project strapi new myNewProject (don't pay attention to the database configuration).

# Update node modules

Update the Strapi's dependencies version (move Strapi's dependencies to 3.0.0-alpha.19 version) of your project.

Run npm install strapi@3.0.0-alpha.19 --save to update your strapi version.

# Update the Admin


If you performed updates in the Admin, you will have to manually migrate your changes.

Delete your old admin folder and replace it with the new one.

# Update the Plugins


If you did a custom update on one of the plugins, you will have to manually migrate your update.

Copy the fields and relations you had in your /plugins/users-permissions/models/User.settings.json and /plugins/users-permissions/config/jwt.json file in the new one.

Then, delete your old plugins folder and replace it with the new one.

# Production environment

If you deploy your application on a server that you don't have write file access you will have to update your procution config file. In config/environments/production/server.json file you have to add production key with true as value.

  "port": "${process.env.PORT || 1337}",
  "production": true,
  "proxy": {
    "enabled": false

That's all, you have now upgraded to Strapi alpha.19.