I have N8N installed via docker, and today I did an update. I don’t actually know what version I’m upgrading from because I’ve been pretty casual about it, but I know I’m upgrading to the current stable version. Last time I updated was sometime around February or March.
Now that I’ve started a container with the updated image, accessing N8N via the browser gives just this message: “n8n is starting up. Please wait”
When I check the docker logs I see this:
Appears to be repeatedly crashing during the migration. I read somewhere that at least one of the updates between now and then would take a little time for the migration, but it’s been a few hours since I tried to start it, is this normal or am I in trouble? Can anyone point me in the right direction of things to try?
Looking at the container name are you actually using MySQL? It could be that clearing the execution_entity table (workflow logs) will sort it out.
Or as it is now showing a different message it could be that for some reason we are no longer able to connect to the database, is the database running ok?
It is using MySQL, which I now know was a bad choice – I’ll see if I can figure out how to clear that table. But I can confirm that the MySQL database is running.
I tried rolling it back to the previous version (0.198.2) but now my workflows are broken When I open it up a bunch of nodes are just missing. I’m going to take a backup of the database as it is now, clear that table, and try the new version again.
That sounds like a good plan.
Aaaaaand we’re back!! @Jon thank you so much, I was mentally preparing to recreate all my workflows from scratch. You saved my weekend.
Now would be a good time to think about backing up your workflows You could automate it with n8n and save them to git from the CLI tool or the API.
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