Who is this article for?
CrashPlan for Enterprise, no.
Code42 for Enterprise, yes.
CrashPlan for Small Business, no.
This article applies to on-premises authority server version 5.
Note: This server version is no longer supported.
This article describes how to upgrade the Code42 servers in your Code42 environment to version 5.4.4, and to perform associated CrashPlan app upgrades. The steps below apply to upgrades from 5.1.x, 5.2.x, 5.3.x, and 5.4.x.
If your master server is a Code42 managed appliance, our Customer Champions work with you to upgrade your Code42 environment. Do not attempt to upgrade your environment on your own.
Affected Code42 platform components
The upgrade from version 5.1.x, 5.2.x, 5.3.x, and 5.4.x to 5.4.4 includes changes to the following components. View Code42 platform version 5.4.4 release notes for details.
- Code42 server
- CrashPlan app*
Upgrades from Code42 server versions 5.1.2 - 5.4.2 only. Code42 server upgrades from 5.4.3 to 5.4.4 do not include a CrashPlan app upgrade.
Code42 server version 5.4.4 is compatible with the following components.
Windows, Mac, and Linux:
This list only indicates technical compatibility between the CrashPlan app and Code42 server. Some older CrashPlan app versions may have reached end-of-life. See the Code42 version policy for current supported versions.
All storage servers in your Code42 environment must use the same Code42 server software version as your master server.
- If the File Selection setting is locked in the Code42 console (Settings > Device Backup > Backup), you must take action to ensure all CrashPlan apps are version 4.5.2 or later before upgrading to Code42 server version 5.4.4.
- Beginning with version 5.3.0 of the Code42 platform, the CrashPlan app is no longer bundled with the Code42 server. Compatible CrashPlan app versions are available for download from the new App Downloads screen in the Code42 console. See Adding Clients To Your Code42 environment for more details.
Do not make any configuration changes to Code42 CrashPlan settings in the Code42 console while upgrading your Code42 server. As a best practice, wait 24 hours after pushing any configuration changes to Code42 CrashPlan apps before you upgrade the Code42 server, and wait 24 hours after the server upgrade completes before changing any settings. Contact our Customer Champions for support if you have any questions.
- If you are upgrading from Code42 server version 5.1.x or 5.2.x, you may need to refresh the Code42 console to see the new App Downloads screen after the upgrade completes.
- If you are upgrading from Code42 server version 5.1.x or 5.2.x, you may be prompted to upgrade clients after the upgrade completes. Ignore this prompt; client upgrades are managed from the App Downloads screen beginning in version 5.3.0.
- Frequency and Version retention settings in the Code42 console now use only one set of push and lock buttons for all settings, instead of individual push and lock buttons for each setting. If either the Frequency or Version retention settings are locked, both are locked after upgrading to Code42 server 5.4.4.
- To enable TLS messaging, configure your network to:
- Allow all Code42 servers to communicate over ports 4287 and 4288
- Allow all user devices to communicate over port 4287
- Customizations to Code42 console label text and button colors must be re-applied after upgrading to Code42 server version 5.4.4:
- Label text customizations created in Code42 server version 5.3.x and earlier must be copied from /web/base/console/custom/*.txt to /content-custom/Default-custom/shared/custom/properties.json
- Button color customizations created in Code42 server version 5.3.x and earlier must be copied from /content-custom/Default-custom/shared/custom/config.css to /content-custom/Default-custom/shared/custom/properties.json
If you have any questions about upgrading your Code42 environment, or if you need assistance troubleshooting the upgrade, contact our Customer Champions for support.
Step 1: Download the upgrade file
Download the upgrade file for your server operating system. If your Code42 environment has Code42 servers running on different operating systems, download the upgrade file for each operating system:
Step 2: Upgrade your Code42 servers
Follow our instructions to upgrade the Code42 servers in your Code42 environment:
Step 3: Upgrade users' CrashPlan apps
If you are upgrading from Code42 server version 5.4.3 to 5.4.4, there is no associated CrashPlan app upgrade. Versions 5.4.3 and 4.8.3 are the most recent CrashPlan apps.