Upgrade Neo4j DB from 2.1.4 to Latest Neo4j Community Edition

We would like upgrade our application developed using Neo4j DB 2.1.4 to Latest Neo4j Community Edition.

Based on below articles

Supported upgrade and migration paths - Upgrade and Migration Guide
Long upgrade path 2.1.x -> 3.5 - #3 by ryan.boyd

Suggested upgrade path : 2.1.4 -> 2.1.8-> 2.3.12 -> 3.3.9 -> 3.5.5->3.5.latest→ 4.0.latest → 4.1.latest → 4.2.latest**

But the challege we are facing is the older versions of neo4j installers are no longer available.


One possible way to upgrade, would be to take a backup/dump of the database from the current version of your Neo4j, save it. Then set up the latest version of Neo4j as a fresh database and import the data back into the db on the latest version.

Since 2.1.4 is a very old version and has a lot of upgrades happened since then, not sure if there is any direct way to upgrade as a lot of background structure of Neo4j architecture and working has also changed between 2.1.4 and latest 4.x.


I dont know if the backup approach would even work

Neo4j 2.1.4 is 7 yrs old Neo4j 2.1.4 - Neo4j Graph Database Platform.