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Update Fishbowl

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Updated versions of Fishbowl are released several times a year and include new features and improvements. It only requires a few minutes to update Fishbowl and take advantage of the latest changes.
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== Auto update Tips {{top}} ==
* In most cases, backup files are not needed, however it is highly recommended to create backup files. On the Fishbowl 2017Server computer, double-click the '''C:\Program Files\Fishbowl\server\bin\backup.4 or higher will display bat''' file to backup the images, reports, and plugins to a notification in folder on the client when an update is availabledesktop. Click To backup the MySQL database, right-click the Fishbowl Server tray icon and select '''Stop'''Start . After the red status dot appears on the server icon, right-click the Fishbowl Server Downloadtray 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 complete the update automaticallyDesktop. There is no need * Major updates, such as Fishbowl {{Last major version}} to run {{Major version}}, require a current support contract and an installerupdated license key. On the latest versions of Fishbowl, and in most casesthe license key will be updated automatically. Alternatively, only a few small files 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.* The auto update settings can be downloaded to complete customized by right-clicking the Fishbowl Server tray icon and selecting '''Options'''. <br>[[File:Auto updatesettings.gif|8000|link=]]
[[File:Update notification.png|link=]] The update can then be applied the next time the server is restarted. [[File:Update on restart.png|link=]] [[File:Applying Auto update.png|link{{top}} =]] The auto update settings can be customized by right-clicking the Fishbowl Server tray icon and selecting '''Options'''.  [[File:Auto update settings.gif|8000|link=]] For older versions of Fishbowl, or if the auto update fails, follow the steps below to manually update Fishbowl.
== Manual With the auto update {{top}} ==, there is no need to run an installer, and in most cases, only a few small files will be downloaded to complete the update.
# Please carefully read [[Updating to 2017]] before updating from 2016 to Fishbowl 2017.# In most cases, backup files are not needed, however it 4 or higher will display a notification in the client when an update is highly recommended to create backup filesavailable. On the Fishbowl Server computer, double-click the Click '''C:\Program Files\Fishbowl\server\bin\backup.batStart Server Download''' file to backup download the images, reports, and plugins to a folder on the desktopupdate files.<br>[[File:Update notification. To backup the MySQL databasepng|link=]]# Alternatively, right-click the Fishbowl Server tray icon and , select '''StopCheck For Updates'''. After the red status dot appears on the server icon, right-click the Fishbowl Server tray icon and select '''Options'''. Then right-then 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.# To download the update onto the Update Fishbowl Server computer, right-click the Fishbowl Server tray icon and select '''Check For Updates'''.<br>[[File:Check version2.png|link=]]#* If the auto download fails, the Fishbowl installer can be downloaded [https://www.fishbowlinventory.com/support/updates/download/ here].# Click '''NextYes''' to proceed through apply the update the next time the wizardserver restarts.<br>[[File:New version availableUpdate on restart.png|link=]]# Once To manually restart the download is completeserver, right-click the Fishbowl Server tray icon and select '''NextExit'''.<br>[[File:Download CompleteServer restart.png|link=]]# Select '''Yes, run Then start the Fishbowl server from the desktop or the update now''' and then click '''Finish'''list of programs.<br>[[File:Run Update NowServer shortcut.png|link=]]# The installer will open automatically. Click '''Next''' to advance through When the wizard and select '''Server with Client''' on server restarts, wait for the '''Installation Mode''' stepupdate to be applied.<br>[[File:Installation ModeApplying_update.png|link=]]# Install Click '''OK''' to start the database update into the same directory where Fishbowl is currently installed.<br>[[File:Installation directory2Database update.png|link=]]# Major updates, such as Fishbowl {{Last major version}} All client computers will update automatically when connecting 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 keyServer.# Complete If the auto update fails, 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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