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How to keep the version of your Prisma server in sync with the Prisma CLI?

FAQ

It is important that the version of your Prisma CLI matches the version of the Prisma server that you're talking to through the CLI.

While a core design goal of Prisma is to maintain backward/forward compatibility at both ends, out of sync CLI/server versions might lead to unexpected issues.

In the following, we'll explain how you can detect and change the versions of the Prisma CLI and the Prisma server. Note that it's typically easier to change the version of the Prisma CLI than the one of a Prisma server.

Prisma CLI

Detecting the version of your Prisma CLI

You can find out which version of the Prisma CLI you have installed by running the following command:

prisma --version

or

prisma -v

Changing the version of your Prisma CLI

To change the version of your Prisma CLI, you need to re-install it via NPM.

To install the latest version of the Prisma CLI, run:

npm install -g prisma

To install a specific version x of the Prisma CLI, run:

npm install -g prisma@x

For example, if you wanted to install the Prisma CLI version 1.20.1, run:

npm install -g prisma@1.20.1

Prisma server

Detecting the version of your Prisma server

If you have access to the Docker file that was used to deploy your Prisma server, you can find the Prisma server version under the services.prisma.image property. For example, the following Docker file deploys a Prisma server running on version 1.31:

version: '3'
services:
  prisma:
    image: prismagraphql/prisma:1.31
    restart: always
    ports:
    - "4466:4466"
    environment:
      PRISMA_CONFIG: |
        port: 4466
        databases:
          default:
            connector: mysql
            host: mysql
            port: 3306
            user: root
            password: prisma
  mysql:
    image: mysql:5.7
    restart: always
    environment:
      MYSQL_ROOT_PASSWORD: prisma
    volumes:
      - mysql:/var/lib/mysql
volumes:
  mysql:
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If you don't have access to the Docker file, you can find out the Prisma version via the Management API (which is available via the /management path) of your running Prisma server. Run the following query in the Management API's Playground:

query {
  serverInfo {
    version
  }
}

Changing the version of your Prisma server

To change the version of your Prisma server, you need to redeploy the Prisma server via Docker and ensure that the services.prisma.image property is set to your desired version. For example, if you wanted to use version 1.20.1 for your Prisma server, you need to set this in the Docker file:

version: '3'
services:
  prisma:
    image: prismagraphql/prisma:1.20.1
    restart: always
    ports:
    - "4466:4466"
    environment:
      PRISMA_CONFIG: |
        port: 4466
        databases:
          default:
            connector: mysql
            host: mysql
            port: 3306
            user: root
            password: prisma
  mysql:
    image: mysql:5.7
    restart: always
    environment:
      MYSQL_ROOT_PASSWORD: prisma
    volumes:
      - mysql:/var/lib/mysql
volumes:
  mysql:
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