Upgrading Aspera Platform On Demand / Server On Demand 3.4.6 to 3.5.4


This KB article describes the steps for upgrading your Aspera Platform On Demand / Server On Demand (APOD / SOD) from 3.4.6 to 3.5.4.



Before doing the upgrade, please prepare by doing the following:

  1. SSH to your server, and 'sudo' to the root user. See this article for more details.
  2. Back up your existing Console. (Use the console Web UI for this)
  3. Make sure there are no active transfers on your server.
  4. Download the latest version of Aspera On Demand software:
    # wget http://download.asperasoft.com/sw/ondemand/3.5.4/aws/aspera-entsrv-
    # wget http://download.asperasoft.com/sw/ondemand/3.5.4/aws/aspera-ondemand-init-apod-sod-3.4.5-103198.noarch.rpm
    # wget http://download.asperasoft.com/sw/ondemand/3.5.4/aws/aspera-common-
    # wget http://download.asperasoft.com/sw/ondemand/3.5.4/aws/aspera-console-
    # wget http://download.asperasoft.com/sw/ondemand/3.5.4/aws/aspera-ondemand-tools-3.4.0-103198.noarch.rpm
  5. Backup your current Console database

    asctl console:backup_database 



  • Stop all console processes
# asctl all:stop
  • Stop the nginx web service
# /etc/init.d/aspera_shares_nginx stop
# chkconfig aspera_shares_nginx off
  • Delete the nginx init script (we will move this system back to using Apache)
# chkconfig --del aspera_shares_nginx
  • Install the Aspera software
# rpm -Uvh aspera-entsrv-
# rpm -Uvh aspera-ondemand-tools-3.4.0-103198.noarch.rpm
# rpm -Uvh aspera-common-
# rpm -Uvh aspera-console-
# rpm -Uvh aspera-ondemand-init-apod-sod-3.4.5-103198.noarch.rpm
  • Upgrade Console
# asctl console:upgrade
  • Configure Apache to automatically start on reboot
# chkconfig --add aspera_httpd

Your system should be upgraded. Please login to confirm that everything is working as expected.

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