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Best Answer Luke , 19 August 2019 - 09:29 PM

Ok so you just update by installing the latest version the same way you installed 4.0.2. Does that make sense?

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Posted 19 August 2019 - 08:28 PM

Running Debian Stretch (do I need Buster before I upgrade Emby?). How do i update the emby server instance? 

 

I've looked all over this forum and in the wiki and I see nothing (except below) that talks about how to upgrade/update. 

 

Is it:

apt-get install --only-upgrade mediabrowser

?? I read this in another post in the forum.

 

also, any known issues with this upgrade that I should be aware of?


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Posted 19 August 2019 - 09:12 PM

Hi, what version are you currently running? Nowadays with our newer packages you simply install the latest on top of your existing version.



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Posted 19 August 2019 - 09:21 PM

@Luke version 4.0.2.0

 

I've backed up my var/lib/emby/ directory too just in case it botches my configs



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Posted 19 August 2019 - 09:29 PM   Best Answer

Ok so you just update by installing the latest version the same way you installed 4.0.2. Does that make sense?



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Posted 19 August 2019 - 09:34 PM

@Luke yep! Did it and all is well. Thanks!



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Posted 20 August 2019 - 12:32 AM

Thanks for the feedback.



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Posted 24 September 2019 - 08:39 AM

I am running an old version (Version 3.2.70.0) of emby server on debian 8.

 

Can I just install the latest version on top without loosing my configuration and libraries?

If not- is there a list of files and dir's that I can manually backup and restore? I searched, but could not find anything. (I prefer manual backup over the backup plugin)

 

When I do "apt-get install --only-upgrade emby-server" it tells me that the server is already the latest version. I guess my sources seem to be old.

 

 

 

Cheers


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Posted 24 September 2019 - 12:44 PM

For a version that old you might consider a fresh install. Otherwise I would suggest updating to 4.0 first, and then 4.2 after that.



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Posted 24 September 2019 - 03:15 PM

Thanks Luke. I have put a lot of time into my libraries and would hate to lose all that data.

My problem is the following: I do not know which files and directories to save and then restore in order to keep my library and configuration. The directory structure seems to be a little different in the newer versions.



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Posted 01 November 2019 - 05:33 PM

I am still running an old emby server version (3.2.70.0) on debian. It works very well for me.

Now after updating my ios client (ios and emby app) the client tells me that I need to update the server before I can continue to use the use the client.

 

But I can not find any step-by-step instructions on how to update the server from 3.2.70.0 to the newest version or at least how to save my library and settings and user accounts etc.

I have put a lot of time into creating the library. This is very frustrating.

 

Can anyone help?


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Posted 01 November 2019 - 07:19 PM

@acpn77, coming from such an old version you're probably not going to have a perfect upgrade, so we should probably up front and honest about that. First things first, the server log will print out the program data path near the top of the log file. I would suggest making a full backup of that directory in case you run into a problem.

 

Are you able to do that? Also do you have the emby server backup plugin installed? 

 

And also would you be willing to retain only users and then otherwise make a fresh start with 4.x?



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Posted 02 November 2019 - 06:45 AM

@Luke, Thank you for you input. I found the program data path in the log and made a backup. I also have the backup plugin installed. But I do not get a 100% correct result.

 

I run emby server on a virtual machine (vmware esxi host on a hp proliant server) so I will keep my old installation and and setup a complete new emby server in parallel. Once everything is ok I will make the switch. I figure this is the best way.

Thereafter I will try to keep up with the updates to avoid the same problem again.

 

Only issue: I have 4 users that use emby-kodi clients. I do not know if I will have to reconfigure and re-sync these or not. But I will find out...

 

Unless you have a better idea?

 

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Posted 02 November 2019 - 10:16 AM

That sounds like a good plan.


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Posted 10 November 2019 - 09:19 AM

I am sorry, just one last question.

I think (because I put so much time into the library) it might be a good idea to just update step-by-step until I reach the newest version.

 

Do you think I could get a clean upgrade like this?

Are these resources still available (all versions from 3.2.70.0 to the newest)? I searched but could not find them.

 

Thanks


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Posted Today, 01:40 PM

Remember that you can't update gradually because we don't use the open suse repository anymore.





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