How to migrate from Virola Messenger 1.x to Virola Messenger 2.x

We are happy to announce that Virola Messenger 2 is already available for beta testing. In this version, a lot of major changes were made to both server and client applications to improve the system architecture and prepare it for future development and growth.

What's new in Virola 2.x?

Most changes were made to the system architecture to make it more flexible and extendable. However, some great new features were implemented in client apps as well:

Find more about Virola 2.x in our version history.

How to upgrade to Virola 2.x?

To switch to Virola 2.x, you need to upgrade both your server and client applications, as there is no backward compatibility with version 1.x.

  1. Stop your existing Virola server
  2. Backup your existing database. It's stored in the file named virola_server_database_v8.db
  3. Download Virola Server 2.x and install it
  4. Run the upgraded server with the same parameters - it will find your existing database and automatically convert to the new format (virola_server_database_v9.db)
  5. Download and install Virola Client 2.x
  6. Run the upgraded client - it will connect to the new server using existing login credentials
  7. Optional. Remove the old database file. But make sure to keep the backup!

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