Upgrading your Snikket instance

We periodically announce new releases of the Snikket server software on our blog, Mastodon and Twitter. You will also receive update notifications directly from your instance when it is time to upgrade.

Upgrading to a new Snikket release is typically very easy. The correct process to use depends on the method you initially used to set up your Snikket instance. Each method is explained here.

Important note for ARM or Raspberry Pi users: Some compatibility issues have been observed with the new release on systems running Debian or Raspbian 10 (“buster”) or older. For further advice on this issue, see our troubleshooting guide.

Snikket quick-start

If you are using a version installed from the original quick-start guide on the website, use these commands:

    cd /etc/snikket
    docker-compose pull
    docker-compose up -d


If you installed Snikket using the snikket-selfhosted scripts, simply run:

    cd /opt/snikket
    git pull

Snikket hosting

If you’re using our hosting service, you can upgrade by visiting your hosting dashboard and clicking the ‘Update’ button next to your instance.

Note: Updates are not always available on the hosted platform immediately after release. If the ‘Update’ button is not present, try again later. Typically you will receive a notification when an update is available.