Upgrading ZMC to version 5.1

This guide provides step-by-step instructions for seamlessly upgrading Zmanda Management Console (ZMC) to the latest 5.1 version.

Upgrade Paths: 

Based on your current Zmanda version, you will need to follow the appropriate upgrade path provided below to upgrade to 5.1. You can experience all-new features and enhancements with Zmanda 5.1.

Current Release

Upgrade Path → → 5.1.0.X → 5.1.0.X (with patch) (with patch) → 5.1.0.X (without patch) (without patch) → 5.1.0.X


3.6 → 5.1.0.X

Fresh install


Upgrading ZMC (Zmanda Management Console) and backup server from version 4.x/5.0 to 5.1 

For users upgrading from version 5.0, whether you have applied a patch or not, it's crucial to follow this document to avoid errors during the upgrade process.

Step 1. Uninstall the 4.x/5.0 backup server and ZMC binaries using the following commands,

  1. RPM-based: #yum remove zmanda-platform-shared

  2. Debian-based: #apt remove zmanda-platform-shared

Step 2. Copy 5.1 ZMC and backup server binaries to the respective servers and give executable permissions.

#chmod +x zmanda-backup-server-
#chmod +x zmanda-zmc-

Step 3. Install the 5.1 ZMC and backup server binaries by running them with superuser permissions.


Step 4. Upload 5.1 license on ZMC to start using ZMC 5.1

Note :

  1. It is mandatory to upgrade both backup server and ZMC.

  2. Execute the below command before uninstalling 4.x if you migrated from 3.6 to 4.x earlier.  

    # rm -rf /etc/amanda~1 /etc/amanda.prev

Migration from 3.6 to 5.1

For detailed instructions on migrating from version 3.6 to 5.1, please refer to the documentation.

Fresh install - 5.1 [ ZMC and backup server ]

For detailed instructions on installing version 5.1, please refer to the Installation Guide.