Updating Self-Hosted UniFi Network Servers

2023-06-10 01:17:44 UTC

Updates for a self-hosted UniFi Network Server must be manually initiated each time they are available. This guide does not apply to UniFi applications running on a dedicated UniFi Console because updates can be initiated or scheduled automatically from the UniFi OS Settings.

If you choose to run a Self-Hosted Network Server, follow the steps below whenever it's time to update your application.

Updating the Network Application

  1. Download the latest Network Application version here. Note that this must be downloaded from the original console hosting the UniFi Network Server.
  2. Close any running instances of the Network Application prior to the installation.
    • Your network will continue to function as normal (devices will remain connected with internet access, and traffic will continue to be routed).
  3. Execute the file and follow the setup wizard to finish the update.
    • We recommend downloading a backup file, found in the UniFi Network System Settings.

Note: macOS users may be required to move the downloaded file into the Applications folder, or right-click > open the file in order to begin the installation.

(Advanced) Updating via CLI on Linux-hosted Applications

It is also possible to use APT to manage updates on Debian- and Ubuntu-based installations. Refer to this article for more details. This should only be attempted by users with appropriate knowledge of Linux.

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