Docspell Documentation

Upgrading docspell requires to download the newer binaries and re-installing them depending on your setup.

The database is migrated on application start automatically.

Since downgrading is not supported, it is recommended to backup your database before upgrading. Should something not work as expected, restore the database backup and go back to the previous version.


When using the provided docker-compose setup, you only need to pull the new images. The latest release is always tagged with -LATEST.

$ docker-compose down
$ docker-compose pull
$ docker-compose up --force-recreate --build -d

Zip / Deb Files🔗

When using the zip or deb files, either install the new deb files via your package manager or download and unpack the new zip files.


When using the provided nix setup, the currentPkg always points to the latest release. Thus it is enough to run nix-build.