Manual upgrade from the Tarball

We strongly recommend that you use our Debian packages or Docker instead of the tarball. But if you really want use it then follow these steps:

  1. Make sure your system meets the System requirements.

  2. Make sure you’re on the latest minor release of your current version (For example 6.2.112 or 6.3.76).

  3. When running 6.2 make sure you’ve installed the “customfields” and “search” modules as they will become part of the Group-Office core.

  4. Move away your old source files to a backup location.

    Warning

    Do not copy the new files over the existing. This will result in a broken system.

  5. Put the new files at the right location.

  6. If exists copy your old config.php or config.ini and license file to the new files. It is good practice to keep these files one directory higher then the Group-Office source so you have a complete clean code base.

  7. Visit http://yourdomain/install/ and follow instructions.

  8. Check if you have the right cron job in place:

    * * * * * www-data php <YOURDOCUMENTROOT>/cron.php