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Upgrade procedures

There are different ways to upgrade your ESET PROTECT Server and other ESET PROTECT components. See also migration and reinstallation procedures.


Ensure that you have a supported operating system before upgrading to ESET PROTECT 10.1.

We recommend that you back up the ESET PROTECT database before upgrading.

If you have an earlier unsupported database installed (MySQL 5.5 or Microsoft SQL 2008/2012), upgrade your database to a compatible database version before upgrading the ESET PROTECT Server.

Upgrade from ERA 5.x/6.5 or ESMC 7.0/7.1

If you have ERA 5.x/6.x or ESMC 7.0/7.1:

The direct upgrade to ESET PROTECT 10.1 is not supported

Perform a clean installation of ESET PROTECT 10.1

You can directly upgrade to ESET PROTECT 10.1 from ESMC 7.2 and later versions.

Upgrade from ESMC 7.2 or an earlier ESET PROTECT version to ESET PROTECT 10.1

Select one of the upgrade procedures:

Upgrade procedure

Operating system


Components Upgrade task in the Web Console


You can upgrade to ESET PROTECT 10.1 via the Components Upgrade task from ESET PROTECT 8.0 and later. If you have ESMC 7.2, you must upgrade via the Components Upgrade task in two steps: first to ESET PROTECT 10.0, and then from 10.0 to 10.1.

ESET PROTECT 10.1 All-in-one installer


All-in-one installer is the recommended upgrade option if the existing installation was performed via the All-in-one installer (you have default installations of the Microsoft SQL database and Apache Tomcat).

Manual component-based upgrade


Linux instructions for advanced users.

Upgrade ESET PROTECT Virtual Appliance

Linux (Virtual Appliance)



To look up what version of each ESET PROTECT component you are running, verify your ESET PROTECT Server version. Navigate to the About page in the ESET PROTECT Web Console, and see the list of all ESET PROTECT component versions.