Updating Rapid SCADA to new versions has to be performed on the test environment first. Carefully read the list of changes were made in the new version. If the configuration database structure is changed or the archive or configuration files formats are changed, special utility is required to convert data.
Installation on the production server is allowed only being sure that the new version of Rapid SCADA operates properly on the test environment.
The steps for updating Rapid SCADA:
- Make a backup copy of the all files of Rapid SCADA located in C:\SCADA directory by default.
- Uninstall Rapid SCADA using the installer ScadaSetup.exe.
- Install a new version of Rapid SCADA and migrate the configuration from the backup copy.
- Clear the browser cache or refresh the web application pages by pressing Shift + F5.
Updating Rapid SCADA by directly copying files of a new version is technically possible. However, this operation requires a deep understanding of Rapid SCADA and can cause errors in the software.