How to upgrade snapshot version 2 to final version of openhab 2.0

Hi I run Openhab 2 to Build #600 (manual install) and want to install te final version of openhab 2.0

Do the instructions i read here still apply? Upgrade, Backup and Restore

# stop openhab instance (here: systemd service)
sudo systemctl stop openhab2.service

# backup current installation with settings
TIMESTAMP=`date +%Y%m%d_%H%M%S`;
sudo mv /opt/openhab2 /opt/openhab2-backup-$TIMESTAMP

# download new version (please replace URL)
cd /tmp
wget https://openhab.ci.cloudbees.com/job/openHAB-Distribution/lastSuccessfulBuild/artifact/distributions/openhab/target/openhab-2.0.0-SNAPSHOT.zip
sudo unzip openhab-2.0.0-SNAPSHOT.zip -d /opt/openhab2
rm openhab-2.0.0-SNAPSHOT.zip

# restore configuration and userdata
sudo cp -arv /opt/openhab2-backup-$TIMESTAMP/conf /opt/openhab2/
sudo cp -arv /opt/openhab2-backup-$TIMESTAMP/userdata /opt/openhab2/

# fix permissions
sudo chown -hR openhab:openhab /opt/openhab2

# restart openhab instance
sudo systemctl start openhab2.service

Is the link (URL) to the ZIP file on this page the correct source? https://bintray.com/openhab/mvn/openhab-distro/2.0.0

No, that will install the newest snapshot, not the final version.
You need to download
https://bintray.com/openhab/mvn/download_file?file_path=org/openhab/distro/openhab/2.0.0/openhab-2.0.0.zip

and because you are upgrading from a pretty old build, you won’t have the massive changes implemented (JsonDB storage instead of MapDB storage) yet:
https://community.openhab.org/c/announcements

If you have configured your openHAB2 solely with text config files, there is a good chance that you are able to upgrade, but if you have configured it via GUI, e.g. PaperUI, you probably need to start from scratch …

Thanks for you reply Sihui,

It looks like i have to start from the begining.

what are the advantages of using the manual installation over the apt-get

I now have the manual installation need and tidy under \opt\openhab2.

are there technically any advantages of NOT using apt-get?

The recommended install method is apt-get
http://docs.openhab.org/installation/linux.html#installation
You don’t have to care about permissions and automatic starting of openHAB is more easier accomplished.

I installed openhab with apt get and its working now.
Thx
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