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ThinMan Primary and Secondary Server with Single Database (HALF redundant configuration) Update

In this chapter we will explain the ThinMan Primary and Secondary Server with Single Database (HALF redundant configuration) software update procedure.

ThinMan services unavailable during update

Because in this scenario none redundancy is present for database, please remind that during the ThinMan Primary and Secondary Server with Single Database (HALF redundant configuration) update, all ThinMan services will be unavailable. For more information about ThinMan operation mode and high availability see ThinMan Operation Modes and High Availability Software Architecture.


ThinMan Backup before update

Before update the ThinMan current version we suggest to perform a complete backup both of ThinMan Server and its database. Refer to your IT manager about backup procedure.


ThinMan primary and Secondary Server Installer files

Before to start with ThinMan Primary and Secondary Server with Single Database (HALF redundant configuration) update, pay attention to have available both ThinMan Primary server and ThinMan Secondary server file, i.e. ThinMan_7.8.16.exe and ThinManSecondary_7.8.16.exe. About how retrive both distinct installer file refer to Download ThinMan installation and upgrade file

ThinMan update file retrive

If you need more information about how retrive ThinMan date file, refer to Download ThinMan installation and upgrade file.

ThinMan Update Sequence

In order to carry out the ThinMan Server Software update in HALF redundant configuration follow strictly the sequence  described below.


  • On the ThinMan Secondary server, trough Services Microsoft Management Console, stop ThinMan Server service.


  • Proceed to update the ThinMan Primary Server.  On the ThinMan Primary Server run the ThinMan Installer, executing the file ThinMan_7.8.16.exe.


ThinMan database update

The update of the ThinMan Primary Server and its related Database is quick and easy. The installer you will run on the ThinMan Primary Server, will deal by itself with updating both ThinMan Server software and, if needed, the shared database schema. In this way the update will seam you as a monolithic operation without any concern for you.


The ThinMan Primary Server Installer detect the current  ThinMan version installed and  will inform you about the imminent update from the current release to the new one.

Click Next to proceed.

 The ThinMan Server update starts. A progress bar shows update increase.

ThinMan Services Managment

During the ThinMan Primary Server update, the ThinMan installer will manage by itself stop and restart of all ThinMan Services on Primary Server.

When the update process is completed, ThinMan installer will  display the updated version.

It's possible a restart be needed. If requested, we suggest to restart your system before proceed with the update procedure.

ThinMan Primary Server check

Before proceed with next Update steps, check by the Services Microsoft Management Console that ThinMan Primary Server services (i.e. ThinManNaming, ThinMan Server and ThinMan Support) are running.

Last, check the ThinMan full operation through ThinMan Local Console execution.

Only after a successful ThinMan Primary Server test, you can proceed with the next upgrade step.

  • Proceed to update the ThinMan Secondary Server.  On the ThinMan Secondary Server run the ThinMan Installer, executing the file ThinManSecondary_7.8.16.exe.

The ThinMan Secondary Server Installer detect the current  ThinMan version installed and  will inform you about the imminent update from the current release to the new one.

Click Next to proceed.

 The ThinMan Secondary Server update starts. A progress bar shows update increase.

When the update process is completed, ThinMan Secondary Server installer will  display the updated version.

It's possible a restart be needed. If requested, we suggest to restart your system before proceed with the update procedure.

ThinMan secondary service check

On the ThinMan Secondary server, trough Services Microsoft Management Console, check the ThinManServer service be running, otherwise start it manually

Update terminated

If no errors are occurred and all services are running properly both on Primary as Secondary ThinMan Server, you can consider the ThinMan Primary and Secondary Server with Single Database (HALF redundant configuration) update procedure successfully completed.