How to upgrade your OpenSim server for the OSGrid

New releases of the OpenSim server software seems to be released rather frequently. My server have only been running for a short period, but judging by that it seems to be about 2 weeks between new releases.

The current release is dated January 17 2011 and the previus one was from January 5.

I have been looking for good instructions on how to perform an upgrade but have not found any decent one, so decided to put a simple step – by – step instruction for how i did it. It is really  a very simple task…

First some facts for my installation:

– I run the operating system Ubuntu 10.10 on an old MacBook
– I use SQLite and not MySQL (SQLite is the default installation)
– I have 4 regions
– My installation is in the bin directory in my home directory

I did like this:

1. Shutdown your OpenSim server by typing shutdown in the terminal window
2. Backup some files….

Create a backup directory in the home directory (not in the bin directory) and copy the following files

  • bin/OpenSim.db – the SQLite database
  • bin/OpenSim.ini – the main configuration file
  • bin/Regions/Regions.ini – the configuration of my 4 regions

If  you use MySQL instead of SQLite you can ignore the first line and instead take a copy of bin/config-include/GridCommon.ini as that includes the database connections.

    3. Then change the name of the OSGrid directories from bin and optional to bin.old and optional.old. That way you can always revert back to the old installation if all goes completely wrong
    4. Download and unpack the new package from
    5. Copy back your backup files to their original places in the bin and bin/Regions directories.
    6. Start up your server again….   Voila!

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    • Ener Hax  On January 25, 2011 at 12:13 am

      wow! you make it sound so easy! i may give it a try! thank you for your clear (and not scary) instruction! =)

    • Anonymous  On February 7, 2013 at 10:55 pm

      are you still in Inworldz

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