Before you upgrade or migrate the Serv-U File Server, you should back up the Serv-U configuration files and directories listed below.
Copying the files from the source server can be done while the Serv-U server is live with no data integrity issues. However, when restoring the configuration files to a new server (or rebuilding an existing server) the Serv-U service must be stopped while the files are imported. To stop the Serv-U service, right click on the Serv-U Tray and select Serv-U.
Any files with the .crt, .pem and .key extensions
These file are stored by default in your installation directory, but you should check the Domain Limits & Settings > Encryption (for each domain) tabs and Server Limits & Settings> Encryption tab in the Managment Console to see if these files are beingstored elsewhere.
It is a best practice to store these all in one directory for the server or in one directory per domain so they are convenient for backing up.
If running Serv-U under Linux, the above files will be found in the /usr/local/Serv-u directory.
- Back up your old Serv-U settings as described above.
- Download the latest licensed version of Serv-U from the Customer Portal, and save it to a temporary directory.
- Open the file, and run the program as administrator.
- When prompted, overwrite the existing version.
The latest version will be installed on top of the current version of your Serv-U.
- Apply any hotfixes for the current version/s if available.
If you experience issues with the Management Console after upgrading, clear your browser cache.
Upgrading Serv-U Gateway
The following files should be backed up before upgrading Serv-U Gateway.
C:\ProgramData\RhinoSoft\Serv-u Gateway or