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Completing the prerequisite tasks

Complete the following prerequisites before you install the application.

When completing the prerequisites, back up your system after key milestones to ensure that you can revert to the last working version of the system if you encounter an issue. For instructions, see Backing up your system.

  1. Before starting an installation, and before backing up your system, review the database policies and application permissions that are used by your Pega Platform installation. Determine whether the application is permitted to update the database automatically or if you must generate the database scripts that your organization will use to manually make schema changes.

    To automatically upgrade the application schema, your access group must have the SchemaImport privilege and the dynamic system setting database/AutoDBSchemaChanges must be set to true. Otherwise, you can create a DDL file to apply the schema changes manually.

  2. Install the latest version of Pega Platform 8.6, and ensure that you can log in as an administrator. For more information, see the Pega Platform Install Guide for your environment on the Deploy Pega Platform page.

  3. Determine which language packs are applicable to your product and check for availability.

    For information, see Pega Marketplace.
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