Knowledgebase
Version Update Overview and Tips
Posted by - NA - on 15 February 2006 01:34 PM
The following article gives an overview of how IncrediBuild version updates are made. At the bottom of the page you'll find a few notes and pointers for making a successful version update.

There are four ways to upgrade IncrediBuild to a newer version:


1. Automatic Update:
---------------------
Description: The fastest way to upgrade all computers connected to the IncrediBuild Coordinator. In this method, the Coordinator pushes the new version to all Agents currently connected that are running a different version than the Coordinator.
Instructions:
Option #1. Upgrade the Coordinator machine. Once the Coordinator's version has been updated, you will have the option of performing an Automatic Update.
Option #2: From the Coordinator Monitor, select "File|Automatic Version Upgrade". The Automatic Version Update process will run.

2. Selective Update (Push)
-------------------------
Description: A new version is "pushed" to one or more Agents from the Coordinator machine.
Instructions: Right-click one or more Agents in the Coordinator Monitor and select "Update Version".

3. Version Update (Pull)
-----------------------
Description: A version update is initiated from an Agent machine by "pulling" the current version from the Coordinator.
Instructions:
1. Make sure the Coordinator is running the new version
2. Right-click the IncrediBuild tray-icon on the machine running an IncrediBuild Agent with an older version, and select "Update Version".

4. Manual Update
----------------
Description: Updating an Agent by running the new version installer.
Instructions: Run the new version installer on the Agent machine.


Version Update Notes and Tips:
------------------------------
1. All instances of Visual Studio must be closed in order for the version update to complete.
2. Version updates initiated from the Coordinator require manual approval from the end user by default. This can be changed through the "Ask for user confirmation before a remotely initiated version update is performed" option (Agent Settings dialog "Agent|Preferences" page).
3. Agents running a different version than the Coordinator will run in standalone mode until updated to the Coordinator's version.
4. It may be useful to use the Coordinator "Send Message" command to inform end users of the upcoming version update before initiating it.
5. If you're running a Backup Coordinator on a machine not running an IncrediBuild Agent, you will need to update that machine's version using the "Manual Update" method.
6. It is always possible to rollback to a previous version using the Coordinator "File|Version Rollback" menu option.

(1251 vote(s))
This article was helpful
This article was not helpful

Comments (0)
Post a new comment
 
 
Full Name:
Email:
Comments:
Help Desk Software by Kayako xoreax.helpserve.com