Upgrading Cerberus FTP Server: Two Methods Explained
When it comes to upgrading your existing installation of Cerberus FTP Server, there are two methods at your disposal: the built-in auto-updater and the manual upgrade using the latest installer. Both methods are detailed below for your convenience.
Regardless of the chosen upgrade method, the installer follows a sequential process. It initiates by stopping the Cerberus FTP Server service, proceeds to uninstall the current installation, and concludes by installing the latest release. It's essential to note that the uninstallation strictly impacts the program files, leaving the server configuration and user settings untouched—ensuring a seamless transition.
The entire upgrade process typically takes around 5 minutes and seldom necessitates a system reboot. However, it's important to acknowledge that the Cerberus FTP Server service will be temporarily unavailable during the upgrade.
Key Points to Note:
Always consider creating a backup of your users and settings from the Cerberus Tools menu before proceeding with the upgrade. Utilize the Backup Users and Settings option to generate a zip file encompassing all your Cerberus settings and users.
During the update, if you intend to change the service account that Cerberus runs as, opt for the manual update method, described as Method 2 below. Updating through Method 1 utilizes a reduced UI mode, retaining the previous service account.