So, it is time to update your Ghost blog to the latest version? Here are the steps you need to take to do it the right way.

First, make a full backup

Whenever doing a manual update it’s a good idea to take a full backup of your site first. If anything goes wrong, you’ll still have all your data.

Start by exporting a JSON file backup of all your posts from the Labs area of Ghost Admin.

Then, make a copy of your entire /content directory as a backup for themes and images.

# Duplicate the content directory
cp -r content /backup/content

Run the Ghost update command

When you’re ready, make sure you’re in your site’s root directory and then run the Ghost update command using Ghost-CLI.

# Run the update
ghost update

That's all. If you encounter any problems you can easily rollback to previous version.