Upgrading Question

Hey Everyone,

I have been using Openfire on a test server for a little while now and i really enjoy it. It is almost perfect. Just one thing i need help with. I have yet to find an easy/useful upgrading method. When i switched from 3.4 to 3.5 i acutually had to uninstall the 3.4 server and start from scratch. Since i use MySQL this wasn’t that big of a deal. However, it would be great if someone could tell me the proper/specific upgrading steps as i would like to just update the installation instead of scrapping it and redoing the installation.

You should not need to do what you did. I have done point upgrades from wildfire versions to the current version with no issues. The procedure i use is to stop the openfire server, run the installer for the new version, manually start the openfire server. i run my openfire as a windows service so that is why I do not let the installer start the server.