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Updating your Goverlan Central Server

You have two options for updating:

  1. In-Place Update
  2. Parallel Update for Testing

In-Place update

  1. Locate the GCS log directory
  2. Backup the files in this location. This is your audit logs and current policies.
  3. Stop the Goverlan Central Server Service in services.msc
  4. Run GCS installer on top of your current installation
  5. Start the Goverlan Central Server service in services.msc
  6. Run the Goverlan Central Server Console
  7. You will receive a prompt for updating the database. Click yes.
NOTE:

YOU WILL BE UPGRADING YOUR PRODUCTION GCS.

Parallel Update for testing

  1. Locate the GCS log directory as shown above. These will be on your existing server.
  2. Backup the files in this location. This is your audit logs and current policies.
  3. On your new server, create the directory in the image above
  4. Run the GCS installer
  5. You will receive a prompt for updating the database. Click yes.

You have now created a new GCS server. All that remains is to switch over the DNS SRV record for _goverlan. The agents will begin to use the new server once DNS has been replicated. For more information about the GCS DNS Record, see this user guide article.

Testing the new server before switching the DNS record.

  1. Run the GCS installer on a workstation that has the Goverlan agent installed.
  2. During the installation, ONLY INSTALL THE CLIENT SETTINGS TESTER UTILITY.
  3. You will see a GCS Tester App icon on the desktop.
  4. Hold SHIFT and double click the icon.

This will force the test workstation to send audit logs and test the new server before you switch over the DNS record.

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