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As FileWave continues to develop our industry-leading multi-platform solution, our primary goal is to make it as simple, stable, and scalable as possible. We believe the best way to provide complete support for all endpoints, develop exciting new features more quickly, and enable more flexible deployment options, is to reduce the complexity of the FileWave Server.


As a result, beginning with 14.0.0, the FileWave Server will only be shipped for Linux and Mac. Although Windows will continue to be natively supported through 13.3, we wanted to let you know about this upcoming change well in advance so that you can plan your migration.


FAQ

Q: Does this change affect me?

A: If you already run your FileWave Server on Linux or Mac this change does not affect you.

To check your server OS. Click the blue status text in the bottom right corner of Admin.

The Status box will say "FileWave Windows Server"




Q: Does this affect the Admin Console, Boosters, or Clients?

A: No! The FileWave Server is the only component changing. Windows Admins, Boosters, and Clients are still fully supported and will continue to be.



Q: Can I still use my Windows hardware?

A: Yes! Our virtual appliance can run in any number of virtual environments, and your Windows hardware can host that appliance (e.g. Hyper-V, VirtualBox, etc.).




Q: Will FileWave assist me with the migration?

A: Yes! Stay tuned for updates on the tools/services we will provide to make the transition as easy and smooth as possible.


Pre-Migration Requirements

  1. Be running 13.2.0 or higher
  2. Have a verified backup
  3. Schedule your migration (more coming soon)