VP Server is an integrated server providing the facilities including Teamwork operation support, Hosting of floating license as well as Centralized update server. The default VP Server package bundled with a web server where you can bring it up by simply download, unpack and run. The default package also allow user to have a seamless server upgrade, by simply upload a webapp package to server and let the server do the rest. In some situation user would prefer to run VP Server on his own Java application server, i.e. already have a Tomcat for other services in the company. With this setup the procedures for upgrade VP Server will be a bit difference. This article will teach you the procedures to update your VP Server which is being deployed to a stock Tomcat.
Backup your server
It is recommend that you make a full backup of your server before performing server upgrade. This can avoid damage of your valuable data in the server. You can backup your server by simply making a copy of the server directory.
* Please note that if you are running VP Server with a non-default repository folding location, or using external database, then you will also have to make a backup to the repository folder as well as the database.
Updating VP Server deployment to new build/version
Once the backup is done, you can then proceed to perform server upgrade. To upgrade the server
- Download the latest release of VP Server WebApp package. You can download it under the Downloads tab of your Customer Service Center account.
- Shutdown your Tomcat.
- Unpack the WebApp package which downloaded in step 1.
- Copy the content of the WebApp package to the deployment folder of VP Server inside Tomcat (* replace existing files).
- Startup Tomcat
After that the server will perform update by itself (i.e. update database if needed). Once the process is done your server will being updated.