As of Syncplify.me Server! version 5.x, we’ve applied a few technical changes in the way the maintenance/support subscription works. Nothing has changed from a philosophical/legal standpoint, only the technology has changed.
Just as before, you need an active maintenance/support subscription to:
In this article we provide a compendium, sort of a FAQ, regarding the most common questions and pieces of knowledge that every Syncplify.me Server! user should know about the new version 5.x licensing system. So here we go:
What’s the license code format?
V5 license codes look like this: V5XX-XXXX-XXXX-XXXX-XXXX-XXXX-XXXX
Will my old (V4, V3, …) license code work if I upgrade to V5?
It is recommended, before upgrading to v5.x, to make sure that you’re running the latest version 4, which is v4.2.5.
Also, it should go without saying (but we say it anyway), that prior to any major upgrade like this you should always make sure to take a snapshot or a full backup of the machine/VM running your existing version. This way, should anything go wrong during the upgrade, you can always go back to your old v4.x in no time.
Last but not least, the “magic URL” mentioned in the video, the one to backup your old v4.x configuration is:
Today we have released the 4th beta of Syncplify.me Server! V5.
This new beta fixes all the issues and bugs that have been reported by our users and customers, and is – in general – much more solid than the first three betas. Getting closer and closer to the final V5 release!
This article embeds a video that shows how to install Syncplify.me Server! version 5.x either as a single standalone server or as the first node of a high availability deployment.
Now that you’ve set up your Syncplify.me Server! v5 as a standalone server, we suggest you check out this other article to learn how to add a second node and turn your SFTP server into a high-availability set.