How to upgrade the server to newer version

On Windows, if you are using .msi version

Download the new .msi file and run. Setup will upgrade the server.

Other platforms (or if you are using .zip on Windows)

  1. Stop ManicTime server

    • On Windows
      Open command prompt where ManicTimeServer.exe is (usually in "Program files x86/ManicTime Server") and type:

        ManicTimeServer stop
      
    • On Linux
      Stop ManicTimeServer process

  2. Backup existing database - (optional, but recommended) Before you start we recommend that you backup the database. If this is SQL Ce database, you only need to copy the sdf file in Data subfolder to some other location. If it is a SQL database you can do this in SQL manager.

  3. Delete old files - Delete all files in the folder where ManicTimeServer.exe is located, EXCEPT:

    • Data subfolder
    • ManicTimeServerSettings.json

    Delete everything else.

  4. Copy new files - Download latest version of ManicTime Server and copy all files from the zip file to the folder.

  5. Start ManicTime server Then start the server again:

    • On Windows
      Open command prompt where ManicTimeServer.exe is (usually in "Program files x86/ManicTime Server") and type:

        ManicTimeServer start
      
    • On Linux
      Start ManicTimeServer process

While upgrading the server all ManicTimes which connect to the server can continue running.

If you experience problems while trying to start the server after an upgrade, there are logs in /Data/Logs folder. You can check the logs to see if you can resolve the issue, or you can send us the logs and we can help fix it.

Could not connect to server. Reload