About Upgrading Vespa from 32- to 64-Bit

This is background information for users upgrading an existing install of 32-bit Vespa (versions < 0.9.1) to 64-bit Vespa (versions ≥ 0.9.1). It tells you some things you might like to know before you upgrade.

What Changes

Moving to 64-bit Vespa is similar to installing Vespa for the very first time, but with two important differences. First, all of your Vespa data will be preserved. Second, it's easier to install Vespa than it used to be.

In actual day-to-day usage, you probably won't notice a difference between 32- and 64-bit Vespa. We're moving Vespa to 64-bit because that's where the Python world is headed, and we don't want Vespa to be left behind.

What Happens to Your Saved Vespa Data (Experiments, etc.)

All of your data will be present when you run 64-bit Vespa. You don't need to do anything special.

What to Clean Up

Once you have installed 64-bit Python and Vespa, feel free to uninstall 32-bit Python if you're not using it for anything else.

If you're unsure whether or not you're using your 32-bit Python, you can leave it alone. There's no harm to having a Python installed that you're not using, other than a little wasted disk space.

Last modified 5 years ago Last modified on May 17, 2016, 11:48:33 AM