Yarkon Server – Upgrade

Occasionally, we release software updates, including new features and patches. The simplest method to upgrade your Yarkon Server is to download a new package and replace the existing one with it.

Use the latest version

Start a new instance following the same method you used originally:

  • If your instance was originally obtained from the AWS Marketplace, get the new version from there.
  • If you originally set up Yarkon Server using the FREE trial from the website, do the same now – go to the FREE Trial page and launch a new instance. Make sure you have your license key file handy.

Backup the existing database

Using the running Yarkon Server, go to the Administration page, the Database tab, and click the Backup button. The system will now download a full backup of your database.

Install the license key

Yarkon Server requires a license key:

  • If you acquired Yarkon Server from the AWS Marketplace, the license key is pre-installed so there is nothing to be done here.
  • If you obtained Yarkon Server using the FREE trial from the website, and you have a paid subscription, once your new server is up and running go to the Administration page, the Account tab, and upload your license key file (the same one you used for the server you are upgrading from).

Replace the database on the new server

Once your new server is up and running, go to the Administration page, the Database tab, and click the Restore button. Choose the backup file you created before. If any migration is required, it would be handled automatically.

Update DNS settings

Lastly, you want to put the new server in route, and discard the old one. Depending on your network settings, update the DNS to point to the new server. Once you confirm all functionality is in place, you can safely terminate the old instance.