If you have multiple instances of AS and you want to move your data and configurations from one instance to another (such as moving from development to test or production), you can create a Composite Application project (C-App) and deploy the C-App in the new environment as described in Creating and Deploying a Composite Application. This approach works when the new instance you are migrating to uses the same AS release and has the same database versions as the previous instance.
See Upgrading from a Previous Release in the following situations:
- The new environment you are migrating to has a different database version. In this case, you must upgrade the older database.
- You want to upgrade from a previous AS release to a new one.