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Updating Mealie

Read The Release Notes

You MUST read the release notes prior to upgrading your container. Mealie has a robust backup and restore system for managing your data. Pre-v1.0.0 versions of Mealie use a different database structure, so if you are upgrading from pre-v1.0.0 to v1.0.0, you MUST backup your data and then re-import it. Even if you are already on v1.0.0, it is strongly recommended to backup all data before updating.

Before Upgrading

  • Read The Release Notes
  • Identify Breaking Changes
  • Create a Backup and Download from the UI
  • Upgrade

Upgrading to Mealie v1

If you are upgrading from pre-v1.0.0 to v1.0.0, make sure you read Migrating to Mealie v1!

Backing Up Your Data

See Backups and Restore Section for details on backing up your data


For all setups using Docker the updating process looks something like this

  • Stop the container using docker compose down
  • If you are not using the latest tag, change the version (image tag) in your docker-compose file
  • Pull the latest image using docker compose pull
  • Start the container again using docker compose up -d