Introduction : limits of applicability

This procedure only applies if you are upgrading from Alpana Server v3.0 or newer.
Upgrading from older versions requires manual steps detailed elsewhere.

Some v3 upgrades may still require specific attention or manual steps. Please read the corresponding release notes.

Upgrading Alpana Designer

Upgrading Alpana Designer is straightforward :

  1. Un-install any previous version of Alpana Designer.
  2. Run the new installer

Upgrading Alpana Server

To upgrade Alpana Server to a newer version, please follow the below procedure.

1. Backup

You must make sure you have all information to install again :

Folder path to the website

Note the current folder path of the installation.

Network configuration

Note the DNS or IP addresses and ports of Frontend and Backend
If you used HTTPS, gather all required SSL information.

SQL database connection

The upgrade will ask again for credentials to let Alpana access its SQL database.
Check that you have all the required information.

Other IIS configuration

If you tinkered with the IIS configuration manually, you must also back it up, as you will have to re-create it.

(optional) Application backup

As with any maintenance operation, you may wish to do a backup before the upgrade.

2. Read about the upgrade

Read the corresponding Release Notes

Make sure your license will allow the upgrade : read the chapter License incompatibility for Major upgrades.

3. Un-install

Use Windows Control Panel to un-install previous versions of Alpana Server and Designer.

4. Pre-Requisites

Make sure you still meet the new Pre-Requisites (they may change for the newer version).
For instance, you may need to upgrade Asp.NET Core to the newer version.

5. Install

Run the new installers and perform the installation procedures again for Alpana Server and Alpana Designer.

Last modified: Sep 13, 2021


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