Upgrade Installation#

Upgrading RStudio Connect requires limited downtime (typically less than 10 minutes).

Upgrade planning#

  • During the installation, the RStudio Connect service is restarted.
  • Scheduled document renders are not interrupted.
  • Connections to running applications and APIs are closed.
  • Users can be prompted with a warning ahead of an upgrade using System Messages.


New features, deprecations, and breaking changes are announced on the RStudio Blog for each version release. When performing an upgrade from a much older version of RStudio Connect, it is recommended that you review the detailed Release Notes.

Download and run the installation script#

To perform an upgrade, download and run the installation script. The script installs a new version of RStudio Connect on top of the earlier one. Existing configuration settings are respected unless otherwise mentioned in the release notes.


The installation script must be run by a privileged user or a user with sudo privileges.

Post installation upgrade#

Learn more about performing RStudio Connect installation upgrades in the Admin Guide.