StorageCraft have this week released 188.8.131.5256 of ShadowProtect. Now I’m in the task of testing it on a few of our test and production systems before we launch into an upgrade across all of our client sites. Here’s how I do it.
First up – review the release notes. It looks like they are putting them here now. You want to verify what is being fixed to know if this is something you want to apply to your systems. It also gives you ideas on areas that you will want to specifically test after the upgrade.
Also – note that you can only do an in place upgrade from version 4.1.5 onwards. If you have a version prior to 4.0.5, then you uninstall and reinstall and reconfigure the product to get to the latest version.
Now disable any backup jobs you have on the system you are going to upgrade as below.
Next, Disable any antivirus software you have on your system – this ensures that nothing prevents the installer from replacing the critical files it needs to replace.
After that it’s a simple matter of running the installer and clicking your way through it as you can see with the screenshots below.
You might wonder what the difference is between English and English (Australia, New Zealand) – long story short, the Aussie StorageCraft guys have a cool utility called SPDiagnostics that is installed with the Aussie/NZ edition – I highly recommend it.
The screen above is an additional license agreement for the SPDiagnostic as it comes from a different team within StorageCraft.
After the reboot – verify the version as below
Then enable the job and do an incremental backup to make sure it’s all good.