Update Transfer CFT

This section describes how to update Transfer CFT with a patch or service pack. You can manually perform the operation, or use Central Governance. This section describes how to install or uninstall the update, using silent or console mode.

Download the update file

Download product updates from the Axway support website to the machine you where you want to perform the update. Please note that the update file is a zip file. Do not unzip this file.

Tip   To avoid possible issues if you decide to uninstall a service pack, it is recommended that you install Transfer CFT 3.2.4 SP1 before installing SP2 or higher.

Check product details

Use the display command to check the version and product details prior to updating, as displayed in red below:

./display.sh -n Transfer_CFT

Transfer_CFT V3.2.4 SP1

Composite: Transfer_CFT_3.2.4_SP2

Note Prior to beginning the update, check the product details as described in Determine the installer and product versions.

Impacted directories when updating a product

When you install a service pack, the contents of the home directory are updated, but the runtime directory remains untouched. This is so that your customizations, such as APIs, are not overwritten.

Use Central Governance for updates

You can easily perform Transfer CFT updates and apply Service Packs using Central Governance as of Transfer CFT 3.1.3. Please see the Central Governance documentation for details. Because Central Governance can manage all update operations in a centralized fashion (without intervention on the Transfer CFT side), there is no need to stop the product components on the Transfer CFT machine.

Note that from the Central Governance interface you cannot:

  • Remove service packs or patches.
  • Update Transfer CFTs installed in multi-node/multi-hosts from Central Governance.

Install a standard update

Stop Transfer CFT prior to installing a service pack or patch.

Update in silent mode

Use the following command to update Transfer CFT in silent mode:

  • update.sh -i <zip_file>


./update.sh -i Transfer_CFT_3.2.4-SP1_linux-x86-64.zip

Update in console mode

Use the following command to update Transfer CFT in console mode:

update.sh -m console

Uninstall an update

This section describes uninstalling a patch or service pack. You can uninstall updates in GUI or console mode.

Uninstall updates in silent mode

Use this command to retrieve the name to uninstall:

./update.sh -u Transfer_CFT_3.2.4_SP2

Use the following command to uninstall a patch or SP in silent mode:

update.sh -u <update - name>


update.sh -u Transfer_CFT_3.2.4-SP1_linux-x86-64.zip

Uninstall updates in console mode

  1. From the installation root directory, launch the installer in update mode: update.sh –m console
  2. In the Welcome section, press Enter to continue.
  3. In the License agreement section, accept the terms of the license agreement.
  4. In the Updates Management section, select option [2] Manage patches and/or service pack. A list of products to update displays.
  1. Select the update you want to uninstall.
  2. When you move to the next section, Updates Management is displayed again, where you can perform another update action if you need to. If you do not have anymore updates to do, move to the next section.
  3. Start the update execution.
  4. Review the summary and exit.

Install patches and service packs in a multi-node, multiple host environment

This section describes the procedure to apply a patch or service pack on a multi-node architecture based on N hosts. You update a Transfer CFT multi-node architecture with multi-hosts using the same procedure as for a patch or service pack, one host at a time.

Note Transfer CFT clusters can still run while performing an update.
  1. Connect to the first host.
  2. Stop all nodes running on this host by running the command: copstop
  3. Copilot services are stopped, and local nodes are automatically re-started on the other hosts.
  4. Check that the nodes are re-started by using the command: CFTUTIL listnode
  5. Install the patch or the service pack as usual using the Axway Installer.
  6. Start Copilot services.
  7. Connect to the next host and repeat the procedure starting at of Step 2 (above).

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