Tested on Linux CentOS 6.x and 7.x with Zimbra FOSS 8.8.15
In this tutorial we will demonstrate how you can install the latest patch on your Zimbra Open Source Collaboration Server 8.8.15.
- You have root ssh access on the server. If you don’t have contact your hosting provider,
- Take full backup of your server. If you are using NetShop ISP Cloud VPS request a snapshot by submitting a ticket to email@example.com. If you are using Dedicated Servers please check our Backup plans here.
Zimbra Upgrade Steps
As root, first clear the yum cache and check for updates. This is so that the server can see there is a new zimbra-patch package in the repositories.
Type the following commands and hit enter:
yum clean metadata yum check-update
Then, ask yum to update the available packages by issuing the following command:
yum -y update
Now, restart Zimbra as a zimbra user:
su - zimbra
Now, we confirm our Zimbra has been upgraded to the latest patch version.
As a zimbra user, issue the command:
su zimbra zmcontrol -v
This is it! Enjoy your updated Zimbra!
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