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Updated versions of Fishbowl are typically released several times once a year month and include new features and improvements. It only requires a few minutes to update Fishbowl and take advantage of the latest changes. Follow Fishbowl also has the steps below ability to update Fishbowl on push critical updates and patches in the server computermiddle of a release cycle. Fishbowl Clients In this case, you will be updated automatically see an update window when connecting to starting the Fishbowl Serverserver.<noinclude>__TOC__</noinclude>==Tips==
* Major updates, such as Fishbowl {{Last major version}} to {{Major version}}, require a current support contract and an updated license key. On the latest versions of Fishbowl, the license key will be updated automatically. Alternatively, a new key can be obtained instantly by clicking [http://www.fishbowlinventory.com/support/license/ here]. Minor updates such as Fishbowl {{Major version}}.1 to {{Major version}}.2 will continue to work with the previous license key.* In most cases, backup files are not needed, however it is highly recommended to create backup files. On the Fishbowl Server computer, double-click the '''C:\Program Files\Fishbowl\server\bin\backup.bat''' file to backup the reports and plugins to a folder on the desktop. To backup the MySQL database, right-click the Fishbowl Server tray icon and select '''Stop'''. After the red status dot appears on the server icon, right-click the Fishbowl Server tray icon and select '''Options'''. Then right-click the database name and select '''Backup'Updating ''. Browse to '''C:\Program Files\Fishbowl 2015 or later\data\backups''' (and copy the most recent backup file to the Desktop.* The auto update settings can be customized by right-clicking the Fishbowl Server tray icon and selecting '''Options'''. <br>[[TemplateFile:Update_to_2015|Updating versions prior to 2015Auto update settings.png]])
# When a new version of Fishbowl is released, a lightning bolt icon will appear in the top-right corner of the Fishbowl Client.<br>[[File:Fishbowl ==Auto update available2.png]]== # On With the Fishbowl Server computerauto update, double-click the '''backup.bat''' file (default location there is '''C:\Program Files\Fishbowl\server\bin\backup.bat''') no need to backup the database, images, reportsrun an installer, and plugins to a folder on the desktop. This is a precautionary step. In in most cases, these backup only a few small files will not be needed.# To download downloaded to complete the update onto the Fishbowl Server computer, right-click the Fishbowl Server tray icon and select '''Check For Updates'''.<br>[[File:Check version2.pngPlugin#Update_plugins|Plugins are automatically updated]]when Fishbowl is updated to the latest version. # Fishbowl will display a notification in the client when an update is available. Click the '''NextStart Server Download''' to proceed through download the wizardupdate.<br>[[File:New version availableUpdate notification.png]]# Once Alternatively, right-click the download is completeFishbowl Server tray icon, click select '''Next'''.<br>[[File:Download Complete.png]]# Select Check For Updates'''Yes, run the update now''' and then click '''FinishUpdate Fishbowl'''.<br>[[File:Run Update NowCheck version2.png]]# The installer will open automatically. Click '''Next''' to advance through Restart the server by right-clicking the wizard Fishbowl Server tray icon and select selecting '''Server with ClientExit''' on the '''Installation Mode''' step.<br>[[File:Server With Client Install2restart.png]]# Install Then start the update into Fishbowl server from the desktop or the same directory where Fishbowl is currently installedlist of programs.<br>[[File:Installation directory2Server shortcut.png]]# Major updates, such as Fishbowl {{Last major version}} to {{Major version}}, require a current support contract and an updated license key. A new license key can be obtained instantly by clicking [http://www.fishbowlinventory.com/support/license/ here]. Minor updates such as Fishbowl {{Major version}} to {{Major version}}.1 will continue to work with When the previous license key.# Complete the [[Getting_Started#1._Install_Fishbowl|installation]] and on the final stepserver restarts, select click '''Run FishbowlYes'''to apply the updates.<br>[[File:Run FishbowlApplying_update.png]]# Click '''OK''' to complete start the database update.<br>[[File:Database update.png]]# If there are Fishbowl Clients installed on other All client computers, they will be updated update automatically when connecting to the updated Fishbowl Server.# If the auto update fails, follow the instructions [[Getting_Started#1._Install_Fishbowl|here]] to manually download and install Fishbowl into the same directory where Fishbowl is currently installed.<br>[[File:Installation directory2.png]]

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