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:
- Uninstall old version/reinstall new version
- 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:
- Download/unzip/save the Railo 3.1 Jar files
- Stop my Railo server
- Make a backup copy of the Railo\lib directory
- Copy/paste the Jar files into the original Railo\lib directory
- 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.