Applies to: Syncplify Server!
Version(s): 6.x System(s):  Windows

Upgrading from an old Server! V4 or V5 to Syncplify Server! V6 is much easier and straightforward than past upgrades, and can be done directly, without the need for intermediate upgrades.

All you need is a backup of your old V4 or V5.

Once you have the backup file from your old installation ready at hand, please make sure you read these few short observations and recommendations, they will save you a lot of headaches in the future:

  • Windows Users/Groups have been dropped: this is not a Windows-only software anymore; starting with version 6, Syncplify Server! is cross-platform (Windows and Linux) so all dependencies that are uniquely tied to a specific operating system had to be removed
  • Your scripts (if any) will be lost: after 8 years of honorable service, we had to say goodbye to our old scripting engine; in the spirit of unifying and uniforming our product suite, all of our software products will from now on utilize SyncJS (same as AFT!) as their only built-in scripting language

For these reasons we do not recommend in-place upgrades, what we recommend instead is to perform a cross-grade, which is as simple as:

  • Installing Syncplify Server! V6 on a new machine or VM (fresh operating system preferably)
  • Importing your old V4/V5 backup in 1 click

The video here below shows just how quick and easy it is:

Important note for existing V4/V5 license holder: every new major version, traditionally, uses a new license code type, so if you own a V4/V5 license it won't work with V6. But if you do have an active maintenance/support subscription, you can simply request a free V6 upgraded license code by submitting a ticket here.