Update and upgrade

Update of modules

Product modules, including detection modules, are updated automatically.  

To launch the update of detection modules manually, click Modules update > Check and update, and wait till the update completes.

If an ESET File Security for Linux update was not stable, roll back the module updates to a previous state. Click Dashboard > Modules update > Module rollback, select the desired duration, click Rollback now.

To update all product modules from a Terminal window, execute the following command:

/opt/eset/efs/bin/upd -u

Update and rollback via Terminal

Options - short form

Options - long form

Description

-u

--update

Update modules

-c

--cancel

Cancel downloading modules

-e

--resume

Unblock updates

-r

--rollback=VALUE

Rolls back to the oldest snapshot of the scanner module and blocks all updates for VALUE hours

-l

--list-modules

Display the list of product modules *

 

--server=ADDRESS

Update server address

 

--username=USERNAME

Username to authenticate update eligibility

 

--password=PASSWORD

Password to  authenticate update eligibility

 

--proxy-addr=ADDRESS

Proxy server address

 

--proxy-port=PORT

Proxy server port

 

--proxy-username=USERNAME

Username to access the proxy server protected by username/password

 

--proxy-password=PASSWORD

Password to access the proxy server protected by username/password

 

--update-server-type=UPDATE_TYPE

Type of update server

 

--list-update-server-type

List of available types of update servers

 

--check-app-update

Check the availability of new product version in the repository**

 

--download-app-update

Download new product version if available**

 

--perform-app-update

Download and install new product version if available**

 

--accept-license

Accept license changes**

* - available from ESET File Security for Linux version 7.1

** - available from ESET File Security for Linux version 7.2

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Important

The upd utility cannot be used to make changes in product configuration.

Example

To stop updates for 48 hours and roll back to the oldest snapshot of the scanner module, execute the following command as a privileged user:

sudo /opt/eset/efs/bin/upd --rollback=48

To resume automatic updates of the scanner module, execute the following command as a privileged user:

sudo /opt/eset/efs/bin/upd --resume

To update from a mirror server available at IP address "192.168.1.2" and port "2221", execute the following command as a privileged user:

sudo /opt/eset/efs/bin/upd --update --server=192.168.1.2:2221

Upgrade  ESET File Security for Linux to a later version

New versions of ESET File Security for Linux are issued to implement improvements or fix issues that cannot be resolved by automatic updates to program modules.

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Note

An upgrade from ESET File Security for Linux version 4 to version 7 is not possible. A clean new installation is needed. The settings from version 4  cannot be imported to version 7.

Which product version is currently installed?

There are two methods to determine the product version of ESET File Security for Linux:

1.In the Web interface, navigate to Help > About.

2.Execute /opt/eset/efs/sbin/setgui -v in a Terminal winow.
 

How to upgrade ESET File Security for Linux?

Local options

Run an OS-related installation package as described in the Installation section

In the Web interface, navigate to Dashboard > Product update, click Check for update

Use the upd utility with the --perform-app-update parameter

Configure automatic updates/upgrades

Remote management via ESET Security Management Center (ESMC)

If managing ESET File Security for Linux through ESMC, you can initiate upgrade the following ways:

Software install task

In the Web interface, navigate Dashboard > ESET Applications > right-click ESET File Security for Linux > Update installed ESET products...

Configure automatic updates/upgrades