The BlueMind subscription provides a simplified update system which has been tested and saves having to perform a migration procedure.
Updating BlueMind to a corrective or adaptive version is made easier, safer and faster thanks to the graphical admin tool.
Major Upgrades: Migration
Major BlueMind upgrades (to a newer version, for instance from v2.x to v3.x or from v3.0.x to v3.5.x) require software deposit addresses to be updated. The subscription file must therefore be updated for you to perform the version upgrade.
About BlueMind version 4.0 in particular, current version 3.5 installations cannot be updated to version 4.0. BlueMind version 4 is currently available for new installations only.
To access BlueMind update tools, you must have a valid and current subcription installed.
Access to the setup wizard
Updates require access to the setup wizard (https://<your.server.com>/setup) for which you were provided a password at the end of the post-installation process.
In case you lost this password, there are two ways of recovering it:
- Before any installation operation: Access the administration console as global administrator admin0 and go to System management > System configuration > "Reverse proxy" tab: enter the new password and save.
- Using command line in console mode:
connect to the BlueMind server as root and type the following command:
- connect to the /setup URL using admin/admin as username/password
This step is necessary even if you have not reached the update step yet.
Repositories are now signed for all supported Ubuntu/Debian distributions.
Repository signature is required for Ubuntu 18.04 and Debian 9 which are supported by BlueMind 3.5.9.
You may, if you need or want to, manually import the key on all our supported distributions using the following command:
Otherwise, a warning may come up during earlier version updates. This will not disrupt updates however.
Repositories are registered as soon as the subscription is installed, as a result, BlueMind will be updated automatically when the system is updated.
To find out more, please refer to the Appendices: note on configuration files
Updates are performed using the same command lines as for installs and must be applied to all the devices concerned:
- connect to the server as root
enter the commands below, depending on your OS:
You may get a warning message about repository signature during earlier version updates. This does not disrupt the update, it is a mere warning. To remedy this issue, please refer to 2.3.c: Repository signature above.
Using your web browser, go to the setup wizard https://<votre.serveur.com>/setup:
- Click "Update" to start the automatic update process.
Once this is done, a message informs you that configuration was successful:
BlueMind is then available at its usual url.
In the event of a problem, errors are logged into the bm-core and bm-tomcat files.
About configuration files
The postfix configuration is overwritten during the installation phase only. From then on, this configuration is updated using the command
Configuration files can be configured as desired, with the following restrictions:
- deleting BlueMind maps: maps can however be added.
- editing mynetwork: mynetwork must be edited in the admin console.
- editing relayhost: relayhost must be edited in the admin console.
All VHosts are disabled during updates. Only BlueMind VHosts (bm-client-access and bm-webmail) are enabled again afterwards. Other virtual hosts may be enabled again, but this must be done as part of the update process, in addition to and to complete the BlueMind update process.
BlueMind's virtual host can also be extended through the /etc/nginx/bm-local.d/*.conf files.