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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.Fishbowl also has the ability to push critical updates and patches in the middle of a release cycle. In this case, you will see an update window when starting the Fishbowl server. <noinclude>__TOC__</noinclude>==Tips==
== Auto update * 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 {{topMajor 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'''. Browse to '''C:\Program Files\Fishbowl\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>[[File:Auto update settings.png]]
Fishbowl 2017.4 or higher will display a notification in the client when an ==Auto update is available. Click '''Start Server Download''' to complete the update automatically. There is no need to run an installer, and in most cases, only a few small files will be downloaded to complete the update.==
With the auto update, there is no need to run an installer, and in most cases, only a few small files will be downloaded to complete the update. [[File:Update notification.pngPlugin#Update_plugins|link=Plugins are automatically updated]]when Fishbowl is updated to the latest version.
The # Fishbowl will display a notification in the client when an update can then be applied the next time the server is restartedavailable[[File:Update on restart.png|link=]] [[File:Applying update.png|link=]] The auto update settings can be customized by right-clicking the Fishbowl Server tray icon and selecting Click '''OptionsStart Server Download'''.  [[File:Auto update settings.gif|8000|link=]] For older versions of Fishbowl, follow to download the steps below to manually update Fishbowl. == Manual update {{top}} == # Please carefully read [[Updating to 2017]] before updating from 2016 to 2017.# 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 update available2Update notification.png]]# 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 images, reports, and plugins to a folder on the desktop. To backup the MySQL databaseAlternatively, right-click the Fishbowl Server tray icon and , select '''OptionsCheck For Updates'''. Then right-, and then click the database name and select '''Backup'''. Browse to '''C:\Program Files\Update Fishbowl\data\backups''' and copy the most recent backup file to the Desktop.# To download the update onto the Fishbowl Server computer, right-click the Fishbowl Server tray icon and select '''Check For Updates'''.<br>[[File:Check version2.png]]#* If Restart the auto download fails, server by right-clicking the Fishbowl installer can be downloaded by completing the form [https://www.fishbowlinventory.com/support/updates/ here].# Click Server tray icon and selecting '''NextExit''' to proceed through the wizard.<br>[[File:New version availableServer restart.png]]# Once Then start the Fishbowl server from the desktop or the download is complete, click '''Next'''list of programs.<br>[[File:Download CompleteServer shortcut.png]]# Select '''YesWhen the server restarts, run the update now''' and then click '''FinishYes'''to apply the updates.<br>[[File:Run Update NowApplying_update.png]]# The installer will open automatically. Click '''NextOK''' to advance through start the wizard and select '''Server with Client''' on the '''Installation Mode''' stepdatabase update.<br>[[File:Installation ModeDatabase update.png]]# Install the All client computers will update into automatically when connecting to the same directory where updated Fishbowl is currently installed.<br>[[File:Installation directory2Server.png]]# Major updatesIf the auto update fails, 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}}.1 to {{Major version}}.2 will continue to work with the previous license key.# Complete follow the instructions [[Getting_Started#1._Install_Fishbowl|installationhere]] to manually download and on install Fishbowl into the final step, select '''Run same directory where Fishbowl'''is currently installed.<br>[[File:Run FishbowlInstallation directory2.png]]# Click '''OK''' to complete the database update.<br>[[File:Database update.png]]# For most updates, client computers will update automatically when connecting to the updated Fishbowl Server.

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