Before every update, check the installed packages version. The database version is particularly important.
yum info vprotect-server vprotect-node mariadb-server
# Or
rpm -qa | egrep -e "vprotect|Maria"
If the host computer has an Internet connection, use the yum command - you'll also see the new package versions provided by the repositories.

Server Upgrade

  • Make sure you have the vProtect database backup.
    • You can use this command manually to back it up on demand on the vProtect Server:/opt/vprotect/scripts/backup_db.sh /path/to/backup/file.sql.gz
  • If vProtect was installed on a virtual machine (not a physical one), it would be a good move to take a snapshot.
  • After backing up the database, we should carefully stop the vProtect service to make sure that we don't have any tasks running (a running task may cause problems updating the database).
    • View all tasks, if you see even one on the list, clear it (wait for the ongoing tasks to finish)
    • You can do this from the WebUI (it's faster)
[[email protected] ~]# vprotect task -L
GUID Type State [%] Window start Window end Pri. Node VM/APP
------------------------------------ ------ -------- --- ---------------- ---------------- ---- ---------- -----------
e3bb2496-3928-417c-a604-8c61b64df90e Export Running 0 2020-06-19 12:27 2020-06-19 17:27 50 vPro-Local VM_01_Apine
05c1d6cc-fe3b-40fb-9811-94b976571d8e Store Finished 100 2020-06-19 12:10 2020-06-19 17:10 50 vPro-Local VM_01_Apine
cb47190d-cf10-4cf9-8d1d-418eed5accf9 Export Finished 100 2020-06-19 12:09 2020-06-19 17:09 50 vPro-Local VM_01_Apine
#To delete a task from the list
[[email protected] ~]# vprotect task -d cb47190d-cf10-4cf9-8d1d-418eed5accf9
  • Now, if you don't have any tasks on the list, you can stop the service.
[[email protected] ~]# systemctl disable vprotect-server --now
  • To make sure that no scheduler has started a task before stopping the service, let's query the database.
    • If the table is not empty, start the vProtect-Server service and clear the tasks again.
mysql -u root -p -e "Select * FROM vprotect.task;"
  • Make sure you have MariaDB up-to-date - currently vProtect by default uses version 10.4, while 10.2.31 is the minimum version supported.
    • If you need to migrate between versions (i.e. 10.3 to 10.4) - we recommend updating it as described here, but when you uninstall MariaDB packages you SHOULD NOT remove the vProtect Server package (as a dependency) i.e. try the --noautoremove option: As centos/rhel 7 do not have the --noautoremove option natively, please use the rpm method.
    • Otherwise, minor MariaDB versions should be updated with yum update
    • rpm -e --nodeps "MariaDB-server-YOUR_VERSION_OF_PACKAGE"
    • Update the MariaDB repository to the correct version vi /etc/yum.repos.d/MariaDB.repo
    • Install the new MariaDB-Server yum install -y mariadb-server
    • Update all other components of MariaDB yum update -y mariadb
    • Start the MariaDB engine systemctl enable mariadb --now
    • Run mysql_upgrade to update the vProtect Database mysql_upgrade --user=root --password
  • If the database update is successful, now we can start with the vProtect Update. Make sure you configure our new repository for vProtect - new base url: http://repo.storware.eu/vprotect/current/el8 or http://repo.storware.eu/vprotect/current/el7
    vi /etc/yum.repos.d/vProtect.repo
  • Update the Server (it may take a while, the service is being restarted):
yum -y update vprotect-server
  • If the server service was not running before update, you may also need to execute:
    systemctl enable vprotect-server --now

Node Upgrade

  1. 1.
    Copy the Node RPM to all hosts with vProtect Node installed.
  2. 2.
    Update each Node:
    systemctl stop vprotect-node
    yum -y update vprotect-node
  3. 3.
    If the node service was not running before the update, you may also need to execute:
    systemctl enable vprotect-node --now
  4. 4.
    Log in to the web UI and check if the nodes are running.
    • Note: You may need to refresh your browser cache after update - for Chrome use CTRL+SHIFT+R (Windows/Linux) / CMD+SHIFT+R (MacOS)