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Upgrading

Manual upgrade

Upgrading eFrontPro is easy and does not require any special action, nor incurs any downtime

  1. Download the latest available eFrontPro package. You can find this inside your members account page. If you don't have an account there, contact us
  2. The zip file contains the entire eFrontPro installation. You must extract on top of your current installation, making sure that existing files are replaced.
  3. Make sure that required write permissions have not changed: The web server should have write access to the folders specified under the admin→maintenance section. You can also see the list in Installation details and considerations
  4. Visit your eFrontPro installation and sign in as administrator. Any required database upgrade will happen automatically and you may continue using the system. Users normally will not experience any disruption. Depending on the version installed and the version upgrading from, there is a small chance that a few errors appear for the few seconds that the upgrade lasts.

Automatic upgrade

Starting with version 4.2.0, you can automatically upgrade from within the system:

  • Go to admin→Maintenance→Subscription→Updates
  • Click on the icon to download and apply the new update

Note: The webserver must have write access to all eFrontPro files in order for this procedure to complete.

Troubleshooting

It is important to note that during the upgrade process, an automatic backup takes place. If your data volume is rather high, or your server settings are such that a backup can't take place, you may have to disable this behaviour, see the option “Backup before upgrade” in System Settings