Upgrading from v0.1 to v0.2.x


The Fission API has changed significantly in this version. The new API is incompatible with the old one. The CLI is compatible; if you wrote scripts using it, those should still work.

Below we describe a tool for migrating your state from your old install to the new one.

While this upgrade is going to be disruptive, we’re going to do our best to make sure future upgrades aren’t as bad.

Why is this so complicated?

For a couple of reasons, we wanted to switch to using Kubernetes resources (ThirdPartyResources now, CustomResources in the next release) for storing Fission state: (a) it would allow users to avoid management of another database and (b) Fission would fit better into the Kubernetes ecosystem.

Concurrently with this change, we were also trying to make our versioning approach less opinionated, so it would work with other tools.

Thirdly, we were also enabling build pipelines (v2 Environments).

These changes, especially the difference in versioning approach, made maintaining compatiblity not worth the effort at this early stage of the project.

All that said, we want you to know that we care a lot about compatiblity, and we’ll be more rigorous about it from the beta release onwards.

How to Upgrade

  1. Get the v0.2.1 CLI
  2. Get the Fission state from your old install
  3. Install Fission v0.2.1
  4. Restore Fission state into your new install
  5. Destroy your old install

Get the new CLI


$ curl -Lo fission https://github.com/fission/fission/releases/download/v0.2.1-rc/fission-cli-osx && chmod +x fission && sudo mv fission /usr/local/bin/


$ curl -Lo fission https://github.com/fission/fission/releases/download/v0.2.1-rc/fission-cli-linux && chmod +x fission && sudo mv fission /usr/local/bin/


For Windows, you can use the linux binary on WSL. Or you can download this windows executable: fission.exe

Get Fission state from v0.1 install

fission --server <your V1 server> upgrade dump --file state.json

You can skip the –server argument if you have the environment variable $FISSION_URL set to point at a v0.1 Fission server.

This will create a JSON file with all your fission state in the current directory.

Install the new version

Read the install guide. You can follow all of it, except that you will need to ensure your two installs don’t conflict. To do that, use separate namespaces and ensure nodeports don’t conflict. Install with a command similar to this:

helm install fission-all --namespace fission2 --set controllerPort=31303,routerPort=31304,natsStreamingPort=31305,functionNamespace=fission2-function

This installs fission in the fission2 namespace and runs functions in the fission2-function namespace.

Restore your Fission state into Fission v0.2.1

fission upgrade restore --file state.json

This commands needs $FISSION_URL set to point to new fission installation.

It uses the file created in the first step. It doesn’t modify state.json.

(Note that you can run this restore on any cluster; it doesn’t have the be the same kubernetes cluster as your old install.)


How exactly you do this is up to you! But, at a minimum, run fission fn list to check that all the functions you expect are there.

Switch over

If you had exposed fission’s router to the outside world, switch over to using the new install’s router.

Destroy your old install

Once you’re no longer using the old install, you can destroy it by deleting the namespaces that was installed in.

kubectl delete namespace fission fission-function