Updates process

1 Where do you get new releases from?

If you don’t know where to download an update, please consult our sales representatives (sales@gentics.com).

2 Update notes

Please do not update production systems without BACKUP!!! and testing new releases on your test systems!

3 Update steps

Update process contains of following steps:

  • Download the newest release and unzip the package in a new directory.

Always test a new release on a testing server and never on your production system directly!

Example of an update process:

sftp user@server.gentics.com  
put portalnode-php-x.0-SNAPSHOT-update.zip

# cd /home/gentics/
# unzip portalnode-php-0.x.0-SNAPSHOT-update.zip
# cd portalnode-php-0.x.0-SNAPSHOT
# ./update.sh
  • Go to folder scripts/
  • Make backup of your current portal folder and of your database (our script does this too but we don’t take responsibility)
  • Check if your current user is allowed to update your current portal installation
  • Execute for Linux (./update.sh) or on Windows (update.bat)
  • Enter your installation path of your current portal installation (without trailing slash)
  • Make backup to an existing backup folder. Older backups will be overwritten!
  • Remove update-scripts
  • Don’t forget to test your portal!!!
  • DONE!

If you have custom modules in <portal>/custom/ folder then these are not touched, please test them if they are still working!