Once the Odoo server is ready and running, there will come a time when you need to install updates on Odoo. This involves two steps: first, to get the new versions of the source code (server or modules), and second, to install them.
If you have followed the approach described in the Installing from the source code section, we can fetch and test the new versions in the staging repository. It is strongly advised that you make a copy of the production database and test the upgrade on it. If
v8dev were our production database, this could be done with the following commands:
$ dropdb v8test ; createdb v8test $ pg_dump v8dev | psqlpsql -d v8test $ cd ~/odoo-dev/odoo/ $ ./odoo.py -d v8test --xmlrpc-port=8080 -c /etc/odoo/openerp-server.conf ...