How to upgrade TFS2013 to TFS 2018 RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hello, we have a TFS 2013 which we want to upgrade to TFS 2018, I tried to find the upgrade guide for the same, but couldn't find one for TFS 2013 to TFS 2018. Is it possible to upgrade directly to TFS 2018 or do we need to hop to TFS 2015 or TFS 2017 and then upgrade to TFS 2018 ? Also where can I find the upgrade guide ?

    Nachammai Nachiappan

    Friday, January 12, 2018 4:08 AM

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  • I have the exact same question.  I'd like to restore the TFS 2013 databases to a new SQL Server, install TFS 2018 on a clean server, and upgrade that way.  Possible?
    Friday, January 12, 2018 3:48 PM
  • Hello nachammai93,

    The upgrade has possible, but before you upgrade your environment is necessary check the systems requirements and changes, this requirements depending of your environment will generate am windows upgrade or SQL Server upgrade.

    One practice is go through all versions for keep compatibilities and minimize the risks, in my experiences this method has been efective, mainly in this case that don´t have official documentation.

    I hope that helps.


    Guilherme Silva Cardoso

    Friday, January 12, 2018 6:46 PM
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    Dmitry Matveev

    Friday, March 23, 2018 9:26 PM
  • Hi,

    I am also trying to do same if you have done and can share some insides could be helpful.


    Tuesday, June 5, 2018 3:35 PM
  • Blake,

    Have you completed your installation? I need to do the same version and process of upgrade hence seeking some help on that.

    Friday, September 14, 2018 10:44 AM
  • I too am looking for an upgrade guide from TFS 2013 to TFS 2018.  Have you found a document yet?

    I am currently planning to upgrade the all the software to their required levels.  Once that is completed, doing a full backup of my database and then doing a recover on the new platform.  From there I will be running the configuration wizard within TFS 2018.

    Hoping to find a document to verify my plan.

    Wednesday, January 23, 2019 9:17 PM
  • The upgrade from TFS 2013 to TFS 2018 is definitely possible as mentioned in the below document:

    Please refer to the below stackoverflow thread for detailed steps on how to achieve this:

    Hope this helps!

    Thursday, January 24, 2019 12:36 PM