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Upgrading Personal Server

Follow these steps to upgrade an existing Personal Server installation that was previously set up with the setup guide here.

Use the URL of the Ubuntu archive package, focalboard-server-linux-amd64.tar.gz, from the appropriate release in GitHub.

Create and use a clean directory, or delete any existing packages first, then run:

# Download the new version (e.g. 0.7.0 here, check the release for the latest one)
wget https://github.com/mattermost/focalboard/releases/download/v0.7.0/focalboard-server-linux-amd64.tar.gz
tar -xvzf focalboard-server-linux-amd64.tar.gz

# Stop the server
sudo systemctl stop focalboard.service

# Back up the old version
sudo mv /opt/focalboard /opt/focalboard-old
sudo mv focalboard /opt

# Copy config and move uploaded files over
sudo mv /opt/focalboard-old/files /opt/focalboard
sudo cp /opt/focalboard-old/config.json /opt/focalboard

# Start the server
sudo systemctl start focalboard.service

# (Optional) delete the backup after verifying
sudo rm -rf /opt/focalboard-old