Upgrade from Railo community 3.0 to Railo 3.1

{ Posted By : Eric Cobb on September 16, 2009 }
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This week I decided to upgrade my Railo setup from the older Community version to the latest and greatest Open Source version (3.1.1.000 at the time of this writing). And, I have to admit, I was amazed at how simple it was!

Normally, upgrading Railo is done via the Railo Server Administrator, and it consists of just clicking a button. However, in this particular case I was upgrading to an entirely new version which couldn't be done via the Railo Server Administrator. This left me with 2 choices:

  1. Uninstall old version/reinstall new version
  2. Find a way to update source code of old version

A quick post on the Railo Google Group revealed that choosing the second option would be the easiest route.

In the end, all I had to do was:

  1. Download/unzip/save the Railo 3.1 Jar files
  2. Stop my Railo server
  3. Make a backup copy of the Railo\lib directory
  4. Copy/paste the Jar files into the original Railo\lib directory
  5. Restart Railo

That was it! When I first brought up the Administrator, it took at little while to load, but I think that due to it changing/downloading/updating to the new skin (which looks awesome, by the way!). Everything seems to be up and running with no problems. I've only done this update to my dev server and my workstations so far, but I'll most likely be upgrading my production server soon, once I've verified that everything works.

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Mischa's Gravatar to clarify step 1, the jar-files can be found in the "Railo-Custom"-part on the download-page. Gert pointed this out, when he read my post last month about migrating from railo community to os at http://www.samelis.ch/blog/mischa/index.cfm/2009/8.... Anyway, this migration is so damn easy, it's nearly unbelievable.
# Posted By Mischa | 9/16/09 7:55 AM
Eric Cobb's Gravatar Thanks for pointing that out, Mischa. I guess I should have provided a link of where to download the Jar files.

I couldn't believe how easy this was either. I did it on my laptop first, and when I finished my first thought was, "That's it?? There has to be more to it than that!"
# Posted By Eric Cobb | 9/16/09 8:14 AM
Mischa's Gravatar Did it on my public playground, a virtual linux box, and thought exactly the same. Couldn't believe that there no more steps. To be sure it's no a fake - sorry Gert - I've rebooted the machine. Still no problems, everything worked like a charm. I was really, really surprised.
# Posted By Mischa | 9/16/09 8:32 AM