Manually updating the RockSolidAgent service

This article discusses how to manually update the RockSolidAgent to a later version, using files supplied by RockSolid SQL.

To manually update (updating not using the RockSolid Installer) the RockSolidAgent please undertake the following steps:

  1. Download the RockSolidAgent.zip file from the download site URL.  The URL for your site will be provided by your RockSolid SQL support contact person.
  2. Copy this downloaded .zip file to the host(s) running the RockSolidAgent service.
  3. Stop the RockSolidAgent service.  You do not need to stop any of the other RockSolid services.
  4. Locate the RockSolidAgent program folder.  Normally this is "C:\Program Files (x86)\RockSolid SQL\RockSolidAgent" but this may vary on your computer.  If you are unsure, check the executable path by looking at the service properties as shown:
  5. Copy the contents of the .zip file to this folder.  You will be promoted to overwrite these files, click Yes to overwrite.
  6. Start the RockSolidAgent service.  When the agent starts it will automatically update the agent version number in the RockSolid console.  This is visible by navigating within RockSolid to Sites -> RockSolidAgents page.

 

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