Sonatype Nexus Repository 3.70.0 Released

We are pleased to announce Sonatype Nexus Repository 3.70.0. This is a big release with several major changes!

This release upgrades the H2 database from version 1.4.200 to version 2.2.244.

If you are using an H2 database, you must use the Admin - Export SQL database to script task (released in 3.69.0) to create a SQL script export of your H2 database before upgrading to Nexus Repository 3.70.0. This means you must upgrade to 3.69.0 before upgrading to 3.70.0 if you are using an H2 database. See our H2 upgrade instructions for help.

This release also introduces a new REST API to create and manage Cleanup Policies as well as new endpoints for our Tasks and IQ: Audit and Quarantine APIs. These new APIs and endpoints require Nexus Repository Pro.

Lastly, release 3.70.0 is the final release that will include OrientDB alongside H2 and PostgreSQL. Starting in August 2024, OrientDB, Java 8, and Java 11 will all enter extended maintenance as defined in our Sunsetting documentation. Release 3.71.0+ will require either an H2 or PostgreSQL database and Java 17. Note that we expect to announce the availability of a different database for OSS customers in August’s 3.71.0 release.

See the Nexus Repository 3.70.0 Release Notes for more details.