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how_to:upgrade_vpop3_to_version_7 [2017/08/24 09:19]
paul [64 bit version]
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 ======How to upgrade VPOP3 to version 7 or later from version 6 or earlier====== ======How to upgrade VPOP3 to version 7 or later from version 6 or earlier======
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 +As usual the process to upgrade is simply to install the later version over your existing installation (do not uninstall anything first). The below is technical information detailing an extra step performed by the installer in this particular upgrade step.
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 VPOP3 version 5-6 use PostgreSQL 9.1 as the database backend. PostgreSQL 9.1 was marked EOL (End-of-life) in September 2016. It still works fine, so there will be no problems continuing to use it in VPOP3 versions 5-6, but we decided to use a later version of PostgreSQL in later versions of VPOP3, both for continuing support & bugfixes and for newer features that are available in later versions of PostgreSQL. VPOP3 version 5-6 use PostgreSQL 9.1 as the database backend. PostgreSQL 9.1 was marked EOL (End-of-life) in September 2016. It still works fine, so there will be no problems continuing to use it in VPOP3 versions 5-6, but we decided to use a later version of PostgreSQL in later versions of VPOP3, both for continuing support & bugfixes and for newer features that are available in later versions of PostgreSQL.
  
-So, VPOP3 version 7 uses PostgreSQL 9.5 as the database backend. (We chose not to use 9.6 because that is too new)+So, VPOP3 version 7 uses PostgreSQL 9.5 as the database backend. (We chose not to use 9.6 because that was too new when VPOP3 v7.0 was released)
  
 You cannot just replace the executable files to upgrade PostgreSQL. You need to upgrade the database files as well. You cannot just replace the executable files to upgrade PostgreSQL. You need to upgrade the database files as well.
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 The 64 bit version of VPOP3 does not include some library components which are needed to read data from v4 or earlier, so if you upgrade from v4 or earlier to 64 bit v7.1, then you may lose some data during the upgrade. So, if you are using VPOP3 v4 or earlier, we recommend upgrading to a recent 32 bit version of VPOP3 and run that for a week or two to let it complete any background data migration, then upgrade to the 64 bit version of VPOP3 if you wish. The 64 bit version of VPOP3 does not include some library components which are needed to read data from v4 or earlier, so if you upgrade from v4 or earlier to 64 bit v7.1, then you may lose some data during the upgrade. So, if you are using VPOP3 v4 or earlier, we recommend upgrading to a recent 32 bit version of VPOP3 and run that for a week or two to let it complete any background data migration, then upgrade to the 64 bit version of VPOP3 if you wish.
  
-The 64 bit version also lacks some features of the 32 bit version ​which a few users may use:+The 64 bit version also lacks some features of the 32 bit version:
   * The Webmail interface doesn'​t have a spell checker   * The Webmail interface doesn'​t have a spell checker
   * Sophos SAV Interface (SAVI) does not work   * Sophos SAV Interface (SAVI) does not work
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