What

The auto upgrade Booster feature will offer FileWave administrators a centralized way to upgrade all their boosters from within FileWave.

When/Why

Having to ssh or remote control to each of them to download and run the installer takes too much time. Starting with FileWave 14.4, the "Boosters" and "Booster Details" tabs will provide an action for each Booster that has an applicable upgrade available. Some of the criteria to determine if there is an applicable upgrade are:

  • Booster has to be at least 14.4
  • The operating system version has to be supported by the target version
  • The booster has to be running in order to trigger an upgrade
  • The version number of the target version has to be higher than the currently installed version (i.e you cannot use this feature to reinstall/downgrade to a specific version)

This will discuss a single Booster setup. Even in this case the process for upgrade is made more simple by being able to upgrade it in one step.

How

To upgrade a particular booster, just right click it and select "Upgrade Booster". You can also right-click the booster in the "Booster Details" tab.