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Upgrading the Linux Web Server for Data Centers

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First, obtain the Linux Web Server for Data Centers installer latest version 2.16. Then access the computer where the current version is installed. We assume that you have a PC running Linux Web Server 2.15 or earlier.

R1Soft products follow this format for version numbers: MAJOR.MINOR.MAINTENANCE. Pre-release downloads ALWAYS have a version number that has an ODD MINOR number e.g. 2.15.0. Stable downloads ALWAYS have a version number with an EVEN MINOR number e.g. 2.16.0.
To upgrade the Web Server for Data Centers, you do not need to uninstall the previous version. It is safe to upgrade the Linux Web Server on an active, running server. During the upgrade you will be asked if you want to stop the running Server, and if to start a new version. After the upgrade is complete, a reboot is not required. All your licenses, settings, added Hosts, etc. will remain.

To upgrade the Linux Web Server For Data Centers to Version 2.16, perform the following steps:

1. The installer can be started in a remote SSH session, in a GUI terminal window (Konsole in KDE, Gnome Terminal in Gnome, etc.), or on the Linux text console.Establish an SSH connection to the Linux server or log in to the text Linux console. You should either log in as a root or obtain the root permissions after the login via su or sudo command.

2. Navigate to the directory where you saved the Web Server for Data Centers installation file. The installer will be named equivalent to the following:

This version is built as a 32-bit binary, but will run on 64-bit Hardware/OS.

3. Execute the file by typing sh, followed by the file name.



4. The welcome screen is displayed, press "Next."

5. The License Agreement screen displays. Press "Next."

6. The "R1Soft End User License Agreement" is displayed. Read it to the end and press "Next."

7. The License Acceptance screen displays, select "Yes" to accept.

If you receive a warning about insufficient RAM, familiarize yourself with it and press "Next."

8. If you are upgrading the Linux Web Server for Data Centers software on the running server, the below screen displays. The upgrade cannot continue while the current Linux Web Server for Data Centers is running. Press "Yes" to stop the Linux Web Server for Data Centers and continue the upgrade process.

It takes several minutes for the currently running Linux Web Server for Data Centers to stop.

9. The next screen displays the directory where the server will be installed. It is safe to accept the following default value:


Press "Yes".

10. The upgrade process will start.

11. When the process is complete, a "success" message will be displayed and you can proceed with starting the CDP Server. Select "Yes" to start the server.

12. The installation program will terminate and you can view the full path to uninstall the program.

More Information
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