View Full Version : Any tips on upgrading Slimserver to 6.5.5?

Rick B.
2008-01-12, 11:17
I'm thinking of upgrading my Slimserver from 6.5.1 to 6.5.5. I use most of Erland's plugins and also LazySearch and MusicIP. Default skin, Windows XP.

What's the best and safest way to upgrade? Clicking on the link provided in Slimserver or closing it down and installing over top? Or, should I be deleting anything first?

Appreciate any suggestions. Thanks.

Phil Leigh
2008-01-12, 11:23
Download new version - save to disk.
Stop SlimServer.
Run the downloaded .exe
Enjoy!(and then go to SC 7 because it is way, way better than 6.anything - and don't wory about it being "beta" - that's a reasonable criterion for commercial operations with support contracts but makes no difference at all in this situation)

2008-01-12, 11:31
If you use the TrackStat plugin, make sure you have performed a backup of the TrackStat data before the upgrade. This is done in the TrackStat section of "Server Settings/Plugins".

Make sure the text file generated from the TrackStat backup actually contains some data and place this somewhere safe where it won't be deleted.

I don't think an upgrade normally should destroy any TrackStat data, but in case it does, it is a good idea to have a backup.

If you don't have TrackStat installed you can ignore this post.

2008-01-12, 16:34
Just a note, there really is no 6.5.5. afaik they have not been updating the 6.5 branch at all. 7.0 is due out soon, and they have been putting all the effort into that.