Using ARA to upgrade itself

Discussion created by Antoine_Sauteron_1266 on Dec 20, 2017
Latest reply on Jan 16, 2018 by Michael_Pirson
This question was recently raised on the support's side :
"How can one use Automic to upgrade itself?"


Upgrading an ARA + AWA system is not a simple process as it involves many components:

Mandatory :
  • AE utilities
  • AE database
  • AE binaries
  • ARA database
  • ARA utilities
  • ARA plugin
  • ...


  • Agents
  • Service Manager
  • AWI (mandatory if moving from v12.0 to 12.1)
  • ...

These 2 features allow to minimize the impact of an upgrade:

In a nutshell : no "out-of-the-box" way to automate the entire update yet. You may want to use one ARA system to upgrade another system, just like you deploy any application using ARA. However this would need an additional effort to develop such a workflow.

Best regards,