How to upgrade from 1.2.x to 1.4.x

  • Linux Server

    • FOG Version: 1.2.0
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    How to i upgrade from fog 1.2.0 to version 1.4.4 on a linux server? I need to keep current fog data and upgrade. I did not do initial install so i am not sure how to install on linux server. Also, will i be able to image a win10 client with 1.4.4 version of fog?

  • Moderator

    @ewilk2600 You have to do it from terminal on the Ubuntu Server.

    Your database will update to the newer format automatically (you just have to navigate to the FOG management URL when it asks you to and click upgrade), but it will make a backup first, just in case.

  • @ewilk2600 You need to run it from the ubuntu server.

    You don’t need a GUI to do it. It will update everything that requires updating. If you’re concerned about database loss, then you can create a backup before updating (though FOG 1.3.x and up does this automatically for you now too).

  • @Tom-Elliott

    Thank you Elliott for the information. I guess the question i am asking is how to i upgrade? Can i do it from a PC on network through the fog URL, or do i need to do it right on the Ubuntu server? Since, server doesn’t have a GUI interface to i need to rerun the complete fog install and what will happen to my current database if i do?

  • I am using ubuntu server ver 14.04 LTS

  • Add on to @Quazz and @Wayne-Workman:

    The FOG Installer will update FOG if it is already installed. So all you need to do to “upgrade from 1.2.x to 1.4.x” is update your installation information (the FOG tar, git, and/or svn installation location) and rerun the fog installer.

  • Moderator

    As Wayne said, before you continue you should provide the OS and version FOG is currently running on.

    FOG 1.4.4 is much better suited for newer Operating Systems like Windows 10, better support for various types of drives, better support for UEFI, etc.

  • What version of Linux is the server running? While most last-gen OSs will work, it can be problematic.