Will updating FileZilla Server cause me to lose any settings?

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Will updating FileZilla Server cause me to lose any settings?

#1 Post by Syence » 2021-01-19 16:05

Hi everyone,

I have a client that has not updated FileZilla Server in a while. They are currently on version: 0.9.44, and the software is now version: 0.9.60.2

I don't see a check for update option for FileZilla Server when reviewing "?"

So my question is this. If I download and install the latest version of FileZilla Server, will I lose any settings that I presently have?

Thank you.

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Re: Will updating FileZilla Server cause me to lose any settings?

#2 Post by boco » 2021-01-19 20:28

https://filezilla-project.org/versions.php?type=server

Please, carefully study the Server version history linked above. There have been lots of improvements and, more importantly, a huge truckload of security fixes to various severe vulnerabilities (mostly in the OpenSSL libs). Version 0.9.44 is from April 2014 and basically Swiss cheese.

Making a backup is easy, just backup "FileZilla Server.xml" to a safe location. Install the latest version and then check if everything works (settings will not be deleted).

From memory, a list of a few things that changed in the past:
- Aliases
- FTP over TLS
- Cipher suites
- IP filter and binding syntax
### BEGIN SIGNATURE BLOCK ###
No support requests per PM! You will NOT get any reply!!!
FTP connection problems? Do yourself a favor and read Network Configuration.
FileZilla connection test: https://filezilla-project.org/conntest.php
### END SIGNATURE BLOCK ###

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Re: Will updating FileZilla Server cause me to lose any settings?

#3 Post by Syence » 2021-01-19 21:51

boco wrote:
2021-01-19 20:28
https://filezilla-project.org/versions.php?type=server

Please, carefully study the Server version history linked above. There have been lots of improvements and, more importantly, a huge truckload of security fixes to various severe vulnerabilities (mostly in the OpenSSL libs). Version 0.9.44 is from April 2014 and basically Swiss cheese.

Making a backup is easy, just backup "FileZilla Server.xml" to a safe location. Install the latest version and then check if everything works (settings will not be deleted).

From memory, a list of a few things that changed in the past:
- Aliases
- FTP over TLS
- Cipher suites
- IP filter and binding syntax
Thank you for your response on the matter. I'll give it a try and let you know my results.

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