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This Glossary page explains some specific terminology used in Update Factory.

Required Migration Step

Required Migration Step is a property of a distribution that, when enabled, forbids the cancellation of the distribution when another distribution is later applied to the same target device.

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Figure 1

A distribution can be created with Required Migration Step property by selecting the dedicated checkbox, as illustrated in Figure 1.

The property can be edited only if the distribution has never been applied to any device, otherwise a new distribution should be created.


The Required Migration Step property is forced to disabled if the multi-assignment feature is enabled in the System Config view. Warning multi-assignment