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{note:title=Notice}For Server Backup Manager 5.2.x and later, you must upgrade the components in the following order or your backups may fail:
* Data Center Console (if applicable)
* Backup Manager
* Backup Agent

You may be informed by email about new version releases of Server Backup Manager software. New versions are improved by bug fixes and new/reworked functionality. All enhancements made to the product are documented in the Release Notes. Release Notes are usually a brief summary of recent changes, enhancements, and bug fixes in a particular software release.
{info:title=Note}You can view the Release Notes here: [ServerBackup:Server Backup Manager Release Notes].
We assume that you have a server running the Linux Server Backup Manager 5.0.2 or an earlier version and that you used the automatic method to install the Backup Manager so that the Backup Manager packages repository is already added to the configuration. You can read about how to configure a Backup Manager packages repository in [this document|Install Server Backup Manager on Linux].
{note:title=Notice}To upgrade the Backup Manager, you do *not* need to uninstall the previous version. It is safe to upgrade the Linux Backup Manager on an active, running server. After the upgrade is complete, a reboot is not required. All your licenses, settings, added Hosts, etc. will remain unchanged.

For detailed instructions for your Linux distribution, refer to the following pages:

* [Upgrade Server Backup Manager on CentOS, RHE and Fedora]
* [Upgrade Server Backup Manager on Debian and Ubuntu]

Proceed to the next steps:
* [Configure Server Backup Manager on Linux]
* [Configure heap memory]\\
{info:title=Note}After you upgrade, the task history for completed tasks are purged. {info}

{excerpt:hidden=true}Instructions on how to upgrade Server Backup Manager to the latest version on Linux.{excerpt}