Best practices for updating to a new version

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John N.

Best practices for updating to a new version   04 December 2022, 09:20

Could you please provide advice on best way to upgrade from RAM Disk version 4.2.0 to 4.3.3 (64 bit) on Windows Server 2019?

We are using RAM Disk for 2 x 2GB drives on each node of 3-node SQL Cluster, so we want to do the upgrade with as little disruption as possible. Can we just install the new version during a maintenance window and reboot? Or is there a more involved process that you would recommend?

We have just purchased a new site license so we could upgrade.

Thank you,
John
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Ann

Re: Best practices for updating to a new version   04 December 2022, 09:27

Before version 4.0.4 RAM Disk updates required uninstalling the older version. But since then, a new version can be simply installed over, although you do need to exit the GUI if it is opened.

So, to upgrade from version 4.2.0 to 4.3.3, it is a two-step process:
  1. Enter your newly purchased licence key on the machine you are upgrading. This will replace the old licence.
  2. Exit the GUI (if it is opened) and install version 4.3.3 over 4.2.0 during a maintenance window and reboot.

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