This article describes the process for upgrading to Universal Type Server 6.
NOTE: This article assumes you are doing an in-place upgrade of Universal Type Server on the same server. To move your Universal Type Server to a new server during the upgrade, see How do I migrate Universal Type Server to another server?
You should inform users that the server will be unavailable during the upgrade. They can continue working if they launch Universal Type Client and select Server > Go Offline. When UTS has been upgraded, they can select Server > Go Online to reconnect to the server. This may require them to log in to the server again.
Verify system requirements and supported versions of UTS
Make sure that the server that UTS is hosted on meets the minimum system requirements; see http://www.extensis.com/downloads/system-requirements/universal-type-server-6/.
You can upgrade to UTS 6 from any version of UTS 5. If you are on an earlier version of UTS, see How to upgrade to Universal Type Server 5.
NOTE: If you are upgrading from UTS 4.1 to UTS 6 on Windows, you will need to uninstall UTS 4.1 before installing UTS 5. Please see How to upgrade to Universal Type Server 5 for more info.
Perform a backup of your current UTS environment
This will put UTS into standby mode until the backup is complete, and users will be unable to connect during the backup process.
- Log into Server Administration
- Go to Datastore > Backups and click “Backup now”
Install UTS 6
Launch the UTS 6 installer and follow the prompts. If you installed UTS 6 on a volume other than the startup volume, be sure to select the same location for UTS 5.
The Mac OS X installer may change some settings in the /etc/sysctl.conf file; the installer will notify you if changes are made. This is necessary for the private PostgreSQL instance in UTS to start properly; if the sysctl.conf file is modified then you must restart the Mac before attempting to install UTS 6, otherwise PostgreSQL may not start properly during installation and UTS will be unusable.
NOTE: If you have changed the HTTP client port from 8080 to another port number, the UTS 6 installer will reset it to 8080 during installation. You can change it after installing UTS 6.
Serialize UTS 6
When UTS installation is complete the Server Administration web application will open. Log in using the Administrator username and password from your previous installation.
Go to Licenses and enter your UTS 6 license key. If you are running Universal Type Server Enterprise edition, you will need to enter an additional UTS 6 Enterprise license key.
It is recommended that you log in to Users and Workgroups Administration to verify that the users and workgroups were preserved.
Install Universal Type Client 6 on client machines
NOTE: Universal Type Client 5 can connect to UTS 6.
Open the Universal Type Client installer and follow the prompts.
The UTC installer will remove any previous versions of UTC and associated auto-activation plug-ins, and install the updated versions.